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Ewwwww! | Just Say No

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Sept. 20,2018

 Ewwwww! | Just Say No
A weird in-air experience for passengers traveling from the Canary Islands in Spain to the Netherlands on May 29 ended tragically. The Transavia flight was forced to land in Faro, Portugal, after passengers began fainting and vomiting in reaction to the overpowering smell of another passenger, 58-year-old Russian rocker Andrey Suchilin. "It was like he hadn't washed himself for several weeks," Belgian passenger Piet van Haut said. CBS News reported that Suchilin had sought medical attention in Spain and was given antibiotics for an "ordinary beach infection."

Taken to a hospital in Portugal, his condition deteriorated, and he was diagnosed with tissue necrosis. Doctors induced a coma and performed several surgeries, but his wife reported on his Facebook page that he died on June 25.

The airline assured fellow passengers that "there has been no risk of infection." [CBS News, 6/28/2018]

Brody Tyler Young, 25, was arrested in a Nashville, Tennessee, McDonald's on July 23 after spending "all day" locked in the women's restroom, dancing naked, doing jumping jacks and hitting the wall. According to WFFA TV, when officers managed to enter the restroom, they found Young locked in a stall, smelling of "chemical fumes, as if he had been huffing." Young was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and public indecency. [WFFA, 7/24/2018]


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