U.S. Tourism Update

A follow-up to a previous post.

On April 23 another Grand Canyon visitor, this time an elderly woman, hurtled to her death about 200 feet below the rim.  This is the fifth Grand Canyon death so far this year.  Not all have happened in the official national park.

How long until someone wants to ruin the view by putting elaborate, high fencing all along the rim in an attempt to prevent stupid people from being stupid?

 

New U.S. tourism trend

The latest hot trend in U.S. tourism is falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon and plummeting to your death.  Recently, there have been three such airborne deaths at the canyon in the span of just over a week.

The “things happen in threes” rule suggest that the trend may be over, but we are dealing with humans in the age of smart phones, so this could go on for a while.

 

This comes as no surprise

Headline on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, dated 28 March 2019:

Top Saudi Companies Join Up To
Boost Crown Prince’s Plan

Given that failure to go along with the prince will result in anything from the arrest to the murder of the executives of the companies involved, enthusiastic cooperation is not unexpected.

Ask for it by name!

Another case of the headline telling you just about all you need to know, but I am including a link to the article – it might help you if you get the urge to go shopping:

‘So bizarre’: People are getting high off ‘Catnip Cocktail’ and going wild, New Jersey police say

Why am I not surprised that this is a thing in New Jersey?  The only way this could be less weird is if it was in Florida.