What we’re reading: Bargain Vegas for New Year’s, man gets locked inside plane, where the wild things are

by Stephanus Surjaputra on December 10, 2013

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Ten cheapest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip for 2013/2014 New Year’s Eve

If you really want to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, you may still be able to get some cheap rates at certain hotels.

[Examiner.com has] compiled the current (as of today Dec. 8, 2013) ten lowest hotel rates for 5-night stay windows and individual dates from Friday, Dec. 27, through Tuesday, Dec. 31 (checkout on Wed., Jan. 1) on the Las Vegas Strip.

These rates involve standard rooms for 2 guests and include most standard hotel taxes and fees. Posted rates do not include resort fees charged by individual hotels (ranging $11 – $25 per room per night for all these hotels).

Man falls asleep on flight making connection in Houston; wakes up in dark, empty plane

Tom Wagner took a flight from Louisiana to California with a connection in Houston. On the flight from Louisiana to Houston, he fell asleep and when the plane arrived in Houston, no one bothered to wake him up. When he awoke, he found himself in a dark and empty plane.

Wagner says his girlfriend called the airline. After more than half an hour, workers came aboard and were stunned to find the lone passenger.

“I said, ‘Don’t put the blame on me. I didn’t do anything wrong here.’ And then they were, like, try to hush-hush, keep it quiet. And they gave me this little package here in a motel room.”

10 places where the wild things are

Want to see rare animals in their natural habitat? Head on over to one of these places compiled by zoologist Vladimir Dinets.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Have you ever seen an alligator dance? Millions of people visit this national park to see alligators and crocodiles, but some secrets of these animals weren’t known until just recently.

(Photo: Paul Mannix/Flickr Creative Commons)

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