Swedes invite world to call random citizens on new hotline

Apr 8, 2016

Swedes invite world to call random citizens on new hotline

Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden? Now is your chance. The Swedish Tourist Association has set up a hotline that lets callers worldwide “get connected to a random Swede.” On its website, the nonprofit group says the idea is “to ...

TSA screening woes mean bigger lines at U.S. airports

Mar 25, 2016

TSA screening woes mean bigger lines at U.S. airports

Fliers will likely face massive security lines at airports across the country this summer, with airlines already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early or risk missing their flight. The Transportation Security Administration had anticipated that its expedited screening program, called PreCheck, ...

Mar 5, 2016

Boeing's new plane bathrooms sterilize themselves in just three seconds

Boeing engineers think they have a solution for smelly, grimy airplane bathrooms: ultraviolet light. The aircraft manufacturer has filed a patent for a self-cleaning lavatory that disinfects all surfaces in just three seconds. Many passengers would welcome more sanitary airplane bathrooms, but they may ...

Hawaii seeks funds to restore famed Waikikki Beach

Mar 3, 2016

Hawaii seeks funds to restore famed Waikikki Beach

Despite being one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches, many visitors don’t know Waikiki Beach is actually an engineered beach that has been filled with imported sand for decades. Waikiki has been facing erosion problems for years, so Hawaii lawmakers are pushing a bill to ...