Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Of Man and Mice

Have you ever watched mice laugh themselves silly? I have. After I read this article to them, they were absolutely helpless with mirth.

Mouse Grounds Flight for Over 12 Hours

Sep 27, 11:06 PM (ET)
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Passengers were buckled up when a crew member spotted a mouse darting across an aisle, triggering a chase that grounded a Qatar Airways plane at Manila airport for more than 12 hours.

The airline asked the 243 passengers to disembark, unloaded hundreds of pieces of luggage and brought the Airbus 330-200 to a hangar for a two-hour fumigation, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star reported. The rodent was never found, so it either escaped or there's a dead mouse aboard the plane.

"There was an incident before with a cockroach, but it's the first time that we had to deal with a mouse, and it delayed a flight," Octavio Lina, operations chief of the Manila International Airport Authority, was quoted as saying.

He explained that rodents are a danger to airplanes because they can chew up important electrical wiring.

It's amazing how easy it is to amuse mice.



mutualaide said...

ROFLMBO!  My mind started a fantasy voyage where I could see these 'little guys' in funny suits running about, searching...a three stooges moment....

gdireneoe said...

Hi, nice to meet you.  Thanks for popping over and introducing yourselves.  Dee is an absolute hoot! ;)  C.

jcrazytrain said...

Well I did watch Tom and Jerry the other day and Jerry does laugh often :o)) I hope they got the little sucker . D

fitzzer said...

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse. ~ Walt Disney

libragem007 said...

oh geez! LOL!!!
Gem :-)

sunnyside46 said...

another mouse story...very theraputic for my phobia!