Sicily Travel Guide
Has it already been nearly two years since the massive, international air travel mess that was the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano? We suppose it's awesome that the world hasn't ended in the meantime, but now when the holiday travel season rolls around, we get a little anxious. Any weird Earth-spewing activity can throw a wrench into the whole delicate system, but not if EasyJet has anything to say about it.
In June 2010, the European low-cost carrier announced that they'd had enough of this volcano nonsense and would take it into their own hands (and US government laboratories) to develop a system to detect ash in the air in the plane's flightpath. It's called AVOIDairborne volcanic object imaging detectorand that's exactly the idea, to avoid ash so it doesn't gum up the engine and crash or cause malfunctions in planes.
It's official, says a leaked government report. A bunch of unexplained fires three years ago in the northern Sicily town of Canneto di Caronia were caused by aliens.
A $2 million investigation involving experts--including a NASA scientist--has been looking into the incidents. At the time, household objects across the village were bursting into flames, including a pile of wedding presents, furniture and appliances.
If you travel to Canneto di Caronia today, you probably won't see any more exploding chairs, but who knows when the aliens the government says are responsible will return. For the record, Sicily's civil protection boss said they don't suspect little green men, as such; just "unnatural forces" with a whole lot of energy. Sounds like aliens to us.
[Photo: Nathan Gibbs]
Since the Amazing Race returned to its "Classic Coke" format, we figured we would give the show a proper mashup. his map will update every week in the days after the show. Send along tips, rumors, gossip, locations and spoilers to our map editors, become a member and comment on the stories below, and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool to get in on the fray. Enjoy.
The Amazing Race--new day and time--same Phil. Did you see the look Phil gave the E & J as Jeremy did that pixie dance on the mat? It was like Phil had a moment of clairvoyance, and got a vision in his head of these photos. Aside from the usual hips & lips action, this week's show was all about the truth. The truth is: We would never buy fish from BaFra, RaYo is hanging by a thread, and team MoJo is now officially team CuJo.