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All Blacks Rugby Player Reportedly Got A ‘Lap Dance’ From Flight Attendant On Air New Zealand Flight

We knew being a professional athlete got you all sorts of perks us normal smucks will never see, but according to one report those perks now allegedly include “lap dances” from flight crew members if you fly Air New Zealand. Pro athletes really are living the life.

Air New Zealand has issued a warning to a flight attendant after allegations she gave All Black Israel Dagg a lap dance during a boozy flight from the US.

The incident allegedly involved Dagg being “straddled” by the off-duty female attendant, according to a source who said there has been a string of drunken and “silly” episodes involving younger staff.

According to the source, one of the off-duty crew became drunk and abused the operating cabin crew, while a second – a young woman – was drunk and gave Dagg a lap dance. “Or at least she was straddling him [Dagg] in his seat.”

Dagg’s manager, Dean Hegan, said he had looked into the claims but there was “nothing to it”.

And of course there was nothing to it *wink, wink* since Dagg married his girlfriend Daisy Aitken shortly after “nothing” happened on the flight.


[H/T SportsGrid]


Get Ready America: Soon We’ll All Be Flying Around on These High-Speed Jetpacks [Video]

A man in Dubai known by the name of ‘Jetman’ has successfully launched a revolutionary jetpack. Jetpacks are nothing new, they’ve been around since the early 80’s, but they’ve always been impractical and unsafe.

However, the jetpack seen here being flown by Yves Rossy (a former fighter pilot) has changed the jetpack game forever, and heralded a new age of flight. In his pursuit of flying without the constraints of an “aircraft shell”, he’s managed to create what might be the world’s first practical jetpack.

Is it too early to add one of these to my Christmas list?

From the Jetman website:

Yves has always dedicated himself to experimental flight in all its forms. His dream has always been to fly in the purest form possible by minimizing the constraints of enclosure in an aircraft shell. Drawn initially to the world of free fall, he experimented with ways in which to increase his flight time and enhance his ability to select his trajectory; essentially moving away from falling towards flight: sky surfing and wingsuiting only whet his appetite further. Still not satisfied, he developed his first real wing, comprising a rigid harness integrated into inflatable wing panels, that he strapped to his back. This surpassed all other innovation in prolonging free fall but was still not close enough to his goal of human flight.

JETMAN first came to the world’s attention in May 2008 with his first official flight over the Swiss Alps. An incredulous public sat up and took note. In September 2008, 99 years after the first crossing of the English Channel by air, he followed the path of Louis Blériot, achieving an amazing flight that was broadcast live to 165 countries and widely covered by the media worldwide. Yves Rossy became legendary – even though, from his perspective, he has just opened the door on the realms of possibility…


This Is The Most Intense Ski Line That’s Ever Been Ridden [Video]

Thanks to the marvel that is GoPro we’re able to watch videos from a perspective that were never previously possible. In this particular instance, not only was it not previously possible for us to watch along as this skier bombed this line, but it was also probably not possible for any skier to take that line because it’s nothing short of insanity to do so. Well, meet Cowdy Townsend, the MAD MAN who took on this crazy ski line. Be prepared to be impressed.


“You Got Knocked the F*** Out!”: Washington HS Football Player Obliterates Opponents in Bone-Crushing Highlight Reel [Video]

College football teams better be ready for Fotu Leiato II, because he is coming—and he is bringing some boom with him.

Hudl put together a 10-minute highlight reel of the Steilacoom (Washington) High School senior absolutely destroying his opponents.

Leiato can do it all. The 6’0″, 200-pound senior plays offense, defense and special teams. He can score touchdowns as well as unleash devastating hits.

It would be tough to find a highlight reel of a high school player crushing his competition better than this one. Some players may dominate in just one facet of the game, but Leiato excels in all phases.

[Hudl, h/t SB Nation]


Hockey Player Owns Post Game Interview By Flawlessly Meowing Seven Times

Ray Kaunisto is the hottest thing on the internet right meow. Sorry. Right now.

The 27-year-old forward for the Kalamazoo Wings — the ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks — executed a near-perfect post-game interview complete with seven meows to pay homage to one of the greatest movies of all time, Super Troopers.

“Right meow we came out, hit a few guys quickly there. We got into the corners meow, and maybe pass the puck a couple more times down the neutral zone meow,” Kaunisto said during his chat with on-ice reporter Ben Garrod. And he didn’t stop there.

I’m laughing so hard right meow.

[h/t CBC]