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Boeing 747 Turned Into Hostel
If you have a fear of flying, this is the plane for you. A Boeing 747, which will never leave the ground, has been converted into a hostel with 27 rooms complete with wi-fi and flat screen TVs. The cockpit has been converted into a kind of penthouse suite and even the cramped bathrooms have gotten a makeover. It’s parked outside an airport in Stockholm.
Rafael Nadal’s Watch Superstition
As the tennis greats battle it out at the U.S. Open, player Rafael Nadal is making headlines not with his racket but with his watch. It’s worth $690,000. Nadal says he doesn’t need it because there’s a giant clock nearby but he wears it because he believes it brings him good luck. He’s also specific about the display of his water bottles and how he dries off between sets. He wipes his face in the exact same way every time: nose, left ear, nose again and right ear.
Owner, Dog Reunited After 9 Weeks
There is a happy ending for an Arizona woman who never gave up hope. In late June, Rose Sharman got into a car accident while driving across the desert with her dog, Ily. Sharman was rushed to the hospital and Ily disappeared. For nine weeks, as Sharman laid in her hospital bed, 100 volunteers scoured the desert for her dog. There was no word on how Ily was able to survive but she is back in the arms of her human mom tonight.