Perhaps it is without any exaggeration when we say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the most ‘explosive’ device released in 2016. This, of course, is quite literal since the company recalled them because of several reports of explosion.
Meanwhile, the internet has been merciless about the mistake and netizens everywhere posted the harshest and most hilarious reactions to the exploding gadget.
Funnily, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is making another headline – thanks to this brilliant guy who renamed his Wi-Fi device after the notorious product while he is on a flight.
As we all know, the United States Department of Transportation has implemented a strict ban on the device in order to prevent any potential disasters.
So the passengers and crew of a recent Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Boston were startled to discover that a Wi-Fi device was named after it.
Lucas Wojciechowski, one of the passengers, found out about it when he turned his laptop on.
Apparently, it wasn’t only him who made the discovery…
… And the flight crew was dead serious about it!
Eventually, even the captain himself made an announcement.
Since no one wanted to come clean, the crew warned that the flight had to be diverted.
Meanwhile, Serenity Caldwell, editor of iMore, happened to be waiting for a flight to Boston.
Caldwell managed to speak with one of the airline employees and this is what they told her:
So yes, it wasn’t a Galaxy Note 7 in the first place but some genius just thought it would be fun to rename his Wi-Fi after that notorious phone.
In an interview with BBC, Wojciechowski said no further action was taken against the passenger but he hopes this incident will serve as a lesson for others. He suggests using non-threatening names like “puppies on a plane” perhaps.
2.5 Tons of Fake ‘Plastic’ Rice Confiscated In Nigeria
Buyers, beware of fake ‘plastic’ rice!
Nigerian authorities have recently confiscated an estimated 2.5 metric tons of alleged fake rice. According to reports, the Nigerian Custom Service was able to seize 102 bags of Best Tomato Rice after being alerted by a concerned customer.
Although the health ministry has issued a statement encouraging citizens to stay calm since no solid proof has yet confirmed that the rice was fake or made from toxic chemical substances, the National Agency for Food Drug Administration Control hasn’t released their investigative report yet.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Haruna of the Federal Operations Unit, described the rice as ‘plastic’ during a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
A 100-Ton Pile of Garbage Threatens One of Shanghai’s Major Drinking Water Reservoirs
“This is so sad, just humanity digging its own grave.”
A 100-ton pile of garbage, including medical and household waste, had washed up near a drinking water reservoir on the island of Chongming in Shanghai, China. The said place is home to approximately 700,000 people.
Although officials have yet to confirm the culprits, it is suspected that two ships have disposed of these wastes somewhere upstream in the Yangtze River. The rubbish has since drifted downstream towards and has now collected around the Dongfengxisha Reservoir, one of the four primary water reservoirs of the city. Fortunately, water tests reveal that the drinking water has not been contaminated and that it is still safe to drink. Furthermore, officials say that the water inflow to the reservoir has temporarily ceased while testing and clean-up efforts remain underway.
In an interview with Shanghai Daily's Yang Jian, Song Jian, the Deputy General Manager of the water reservoir management company said:
Major Public Health Breakthrough: A Highly Effective Ebola Vaccine Has Been Developed
Its regulatory approval is being fast-tracked!
An experimental vaccine against Ebola Virus Disease proved to be highly effective in providing protection from the deadly infection after a clinical trial in Guinea. The vaccine is the first to offer substantial protection against the lethal Zaire Ebolavirus, one of the five species of ebolavirus known to man.
The vaccine, which is called rVSV-ZEBOV, was administered to a total of 5, 837 out of the 11, 841 people who participated in the study in the coastal region of Basse-Guinée, Guinea in 2015. Among those who received the vaccine immediately, no cases of Ebola was documented for 10 days or more after immunization. On the contrary, among those who received delayed vaccination or no vaccination at all, 23 people developed the infection.
An Ebola virus virion visualized under colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM).
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