I Going Down?
Internet is an amazing resource. It provides unprecedented access
to information on a staggering scale. With a computer and a modem
one can research a novel, track down lost relatives, have a garage
sale, and even learn a new language. The World Wide Web is also
full of all sorts of strange and bizarre items. Go to Google.com,
type-in anything that comes to mind, and chances are there is a
website for it (yes, even "underwater basket weaving").
of the oddest travel websites we found is AmIGoingDown.com, a site
that will predict the odds of dying in a plane crash, based on the
departure and arrival cities, the airline, the type of plane, and
the date. For example:
next window asks for some information about yourself.
We used our own Pharquar Nern as a guinea pig
and sent him from Egypt to Israel.
we chose the cities, the airline, the type of plane, and the month of departure.
so good. The animated GIF shows the woman hastily jumping out of the emergency
also sent Pharquar from Los Angeles to London
and his chances were 1 in 35 million.