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Southwest Airlines pilot apparently tells passengers 'We're going down'

A Southwest Airlines pilot went on the plane's loudspeaker and apparently told passengers the aircraft was going down.

Passengers aboard the flight from Tampa, Fla., to Raleigh-Durham International Airport were left fearing for their lives on Tuesday.

The Southwest Airlines flight plummeted mid-air after the pilot came on the loudspeaker and said the plane was going down.

"At first it sounded like someone was coming over the PA to talk. Then it sounded like shots through the cabin, twice, back to back," passenger Grace Stroud told CNN. "Seconds later, the panicked captain said, 'We're in trouble; we're going down.'"

Soon after, the Boeing 737 leveled out and made an emergency landing at the Raleigh airport.

Southwest is saying the report wasn't accurate. The FAA says it is investigating the incident.

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COLD WEATHER MAKES MEN MORE AROUSED THAN WARM WEATHER

New research reveals men are more likely to want to get busy in the winter than in the summer. To find this, Harvard researchers had 114 male participants rate the attractiveness of several women every three months over the course of a year. They were shown various photos of the women's faces and bodies, and researchers found that men's attraction to the women's bodies changed over the course of the year, while their attraction to faces remained the same. The men showed particularly inreased arousal at the more revealing photos in December, January and February, and participants who were in the same romantic relationship over the course of the entire study reported similar fluctuations in how they were attracted to their partner. (Daily Mail)


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SPENDING THE WEEKEND RESTING CAN MAKE YOU FEEL MORE STRESSED

Do you prefer to spend your weekends doing things or sitting on your couch? If you said the latter you apparently are more stressed than people who fill up their schedules. To find this, StubHub polled two-thousand people and found that a third of people who said they crammed social events into their schedule felt as if they'd had three days off, while 43-percent of people who spent their weekend relaxing said they had not had enough time away come Monday. A neuroscientist explains that our brains percieve a weekend's length by how many memories spring to mind when we look back. He says, "If you think back to the weekend and no memories of note spring to mind because you had a restful but dull couple of days, then it can seem like it passed in the blink of an eye." Half of respondents said going out left them feeling happier, and 28-percent said it left them feeling more rested, while a fifth said they felt more positive after going out once they returned to work. (Daily Mail)