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Napoli intersection shows Italian drivers are nuts [VIDEO]Nominee

June 30th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

The Titanic Awards survey found that Italians are the world’s worst drivers.  Not sure that’s quite accurate. Most are very talented drivers; they just drive as if the traffic laws are suggestions.

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(10 votes, average: 8.20 out of 10)
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Raunchy Russian airline commercial lowers the bar yet againNominee

June 29th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

Just when you thought airline ads couldn’t get much lower than Spirit Air’s “Check Out The Oil On Our Beaches,” comes this: the closest a commercial airplane comes to making a porn film.  The Russian airline advert has flight attendants strip to bikinis and wash the plane with all the subtlety of a James Bond opening number or MTV rap video.  Halfway through, the director seems to forget they were even washing a plane and just has the flight attendants wash themselves.  Perhaps they were trying promote personal hygiene.  Or maybe they ran out of time and had to return the aircraft.

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(10 votes, average: 8.50 out of 10)
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Titanic author interviewNominee

June 23rd, 2010 by Doug Lansky

Here’s a little propaganda video from the publisher. Got the Phineas J. Fogg author set up (a spinning globe and pipe were missing) and I was told to yak about the “creativity” of bad travel.  Did my best, but not sure I pulled it off.

Titanic Author Video >>

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Ultimate Travel Fail Compilation VideoNominee

June 7th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

Worst mode of transport: Great White SharkNominee

January 14th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

This Discovery Channel diver decides to hitch a ride on the dorsal fin of a great white (about 2:30 min into the clip).  Wonder if travel insurance covers for this.

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(2 votes, average: 6.00 out of 10)
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Worst place to stop to tie your shoe or stop and do anythingNominee

January 13th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

Tokyo crosswalk from hell

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(4 votes, average: 10.00 out of 10)
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TAP brings smallest flash mob to Lisbon airportNominee

December 26th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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(20 votes, average: 8.70 out of 10)
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Winter sliding…. Ryainair plane slips off the runway in GlasgowNominee

December 23rd, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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(6 votes, average: 5.50 out of 10)
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Japan makes talking toilet, travelers don’t quite rejoiceNominee

December 17th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Don’t suppose it’s any weirder than K.I.T.T, the talking car.  And you don’t have to suffer through David Hasselhoff’s singing.

If you don’t speak Japanese, it’s hard to know what it’s saying. What the hell would a toilet say if it could speak?

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(4 votes, average: 5.50 out of 10)
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Worst Tasering of TravelerNominee

December 9th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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Somehow a commission found that four Canadian police acted lawfully when they Tasered a nervous Polish traveler at the Vancouver airport, which resulted in his death minutes later. Robert Dziekanski, 40, died in late 2007 and an amateur video of the violent (see below) arrest zipped around the internets.

The report by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the police officers “failed to adopt a measured, coordinated and appropriate response.” It also stated that the senior officer “failed to take charge.”

Dziekanski was an anxious first-time flyer, spoke only Polish and had just landed in Vancouver and couldn’t find his mother, who he’d been searching for for 10 hours in the baggage area.  What’s the police response to such a predicament? Taser him to death, what else.

Hard to imagine what this commission was thinking. These officers should clearly not be allowed to wear police badges and they idiot who tasered him should be looking at a manslaughter charge.

Watch the video and see for yourself. (violence starts about 5min into the video)

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(8 votes, average: 8.63 out of 10)
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Few Reasonable Suggestions for Australia’s “Bloody Hell” Tourism CampaignNominee

November 29th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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(5 votes, average: 6.40 out of 10)
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Worst Smelling BathNominee

November 25th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Drinking Czech beer is one thing, but smelling like Czech beer for days? No thanks.

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(4 votes, average: 10.00 out of 10)
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Worst Traffic Jam (in Venice)Nominee

November 24th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

The romance of tourism.

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(9 votes, average: 7.67 out of 10)
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Worst Plane Bloopers, Crashes, Fender BendersNominee

November 18th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Nice batch of photos from ComplierEx

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(6 votes, average: 5.50 out of 10)
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Worst IntersectionNominee

November 16th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Welcome to India. Driver’s license not required.

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(8 votes, average: 9.88 out of 10)
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Collection of Spectacularly Nasty and Challenging Toilets in ChinaNominee

November 16th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Photo montage by “Mr. Chinese Negrito”

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(4 votes, average: 7.50 out of 10)
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Worst Airport QueueNominee

November 15th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Welcome to Verona’s airport.

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(6 votes, average: 8.33 out of 10)
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Worst American Street CrossingNominee

November 10th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Welcome to Portland, Oregon. Little tip: stay in your car. At least when crossing Burnside on 12th street.

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(5 votes, average: 7.60 out of 10)
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Worst Landing — Oops, Forgot The Landing GearNominee

September 17th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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(10 votes, average: 6.50 out of 10)
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Worst Bus RideNominee

September 8th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Looks like the driver manages to hit the guard rail toward the beginning of the clip, then everyone starts to panic. It seems he then forgets the emergency brake when parking towards the end of the clip.

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(14 votes, average: 7.79 out of 10)
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