This week: A hotel ditched the Bible for a dirty book, a boy got a free flight to Rome, and some American airports will be hot zones in a virus outbreak. Must be time for the Weekly Weird!
If you’re looking for a bit of wholesome bedtime reading, you’ll be shocked when you reach in the nightstands at the Damson Dene hotel. This British hotel has replaced the Bible with the popular Fifty Shades of Grey novel, according to the Westmoreland Gazette. The Bible, however, will still be available on request from the reception desk. (For the record, yes, Fifty Shades did make our Summer Beach Reads list.)
An 11-year old boy got a free ride on a Jet2.com flight this week. The BBC reports that the child went through security screening, but did not have a ticket. He managed to sneak on board a flight from Manchester Airport to Rome, and was only discovered after the flight had taken off. Sadly for the boy, he was sent directly home and didn’t get to enjoy Rome!
Pretty much every virus-themed movie shows a horrifying montage of a disease being spread across the globe in a matter of days by germy flyers. Now, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has done a simulated study which shows which airports would be the worst for helping spread a pandemic. The number one American airport you should avoid if you don’t want to be infected? New York’s JFK airport, reports ABC News. Los Angeles International, Honolulu International, and San Francisco International round out the top five, due to their locations.
Did you see anything weird on your travels this week? Tell us in the comments!