Ticket to ride
Now school is only a flight away for children residing in a remote Scottish island. For they take what is believed to be the shortest flight in the world from Papa Westray to Westray in the Orkney Islands. The flight takes all of 96 seconds, covering a distance of just over a mile, to drop the children and pick them up from the Westray Junior High School, reports the Daily Telegraph. Six teenagers will start taking the Loganair service to Westray Junior High since the local ferry service has stopped functioning. The students will be flown to and from school until the year-end when the ferry is said to return following repairs. The island of Papa Westray has a population of just 70 people and has no secondary school. So the children have to travel to Westray Junior High School. The Loganair flight is an eight-seater and has also changed its flight schedule to serve the children.
It was an adventure gone awry for a 17-year-old Canadian who went on a hunting trip with his uncle on Southampton Island in the northern part of Hudson Bay. The teenager was rescued after he got trapped on a floating piece of ice with three polar bears. While hunting the teenager became stuck on an ice pan with bears on it after the snowmobile on which his uncle and he were travelling, broke down. He shot at one of the bears in self-defence. Quite an adventurous hunting trip that, eh?