Delta’s App Tracks Your Bags!

One of the most strenuous parts about air travel isn’t that we strap ourselves into a tiny metal tube rocketing hundreds of miles an hour in the air because apparently we have somehow gotten used to that part. No, it’s that when we arrive at our destination, there is no guarantee that our baggage has made the journey with us and will be available for pick up when we need it. Lost luggage is one of the most frustrating and annoying things that can happen on a trip, but now one airline has a plan to combat it.

Delta Airlines, which one disgruntled customer online insists stands for, “Don’t Expect your Luggage To Arrive”, is turning around it’s image. They updated their app that to work with the new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system that the company started using in April of last year. This new method replaces the barcode system of tracking bags and ensures that at several points in your bag’s journey, it is scanned and confirmed to be in the right location. When a bag is in the wrong location, the whole belt stops so attendants can identify the misplaced bag and get it on the right belt. Yay for the future!

However, that isn’t the coolest part about this system. The app lets users track their luggage in real time right from their phones by seeing when it is unloaded from the plane and when it arrives at baggage claim! Delta’s senior vice president of airline operations, Bill Lentsch, commented on the app: “From the moment our customers drop off their bag, we want them to know we’re looking out for it every step of the way and working to take the stress out of flying one innovation at a time.”

Delta Airlines Baggage Carousel, Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Atlanta. Photo by John Disney/Daily Report.

It definitely will remove stress seeing as the new system is 99.9% effective! So remember, if you absolutely need your baggage to arrive on time, consider flying Delta and tracking it yourself!

Fan Saves Olympian’s Life With One Email

Unfortunately, cancer is a common part of modern day life, and it can be pretty scary since there is not really a reliable cure. Skin cancer is one of the most common types, but luckily is very treatable and identifiable because the evidence is right on the skin. However, if not found and treated, skin cancer can become life-threatening, which is why it’s a good idea to have a dermatologist check all your moles once a year.

Aussie Olympic Swimmer Mackenzie “Mack” Horton knows this now, but it took an eagle-eyed fan watching the Rio Olympics to notice that a mole on his upper chest looked very different then it did four years ago at the summer games in London. The concerned fan emailed the Australian Swim Team’s doctor and recommended that he get the mole looked at, and it was very lucky for Mack that he did because it turned out the mole was melanoma!

How a fan spots a change over that length of time and over a television is beyond us, but Mack is very grateful that they did. He got the mole removed and has been doing great since! He posted a pic of himself post-op to thank the random stranger, “Shout out to the person that emailed the swim team doctor and told me to get my mole checked out. Good call. Very good call.”

Seriously. Great call! Good job, random swim fan!

Disney World’s New Nighttime Light Show Will Feature Dozens Of Drones

A whole new world. A dazzling place I never knew. But when I’m way up here. It’s crystal clear…That now I’m in a whole new world with you.

If you just sang that out loud, you’re probably thinking of Aladdin and Jasmine’s stunning magic carpet ride. Wasn’t it amazing?!

Well, prepare yourself for a whole new show because Disney World has a new night time light spectacular! Not only will you get to enjoy beloved Disney classics, but Disney is gearing up with high tech illuminated drones to make the high flying show even more magical.

“This holiday season, the idea of ‘wishing upon a star’ will take on an even more magical meaning in the skies of Disney Springs,” Disney wrote in a  recent blog post.  Disney Springs is a the shopping district inside Walt Disney World Florida. The shopping district isn’t a part of the theme park, which means you’ll be able to take in the new night time show without having to purchase a ticket.

The new drone show has been in the works since 2014, but obtaining FAA permission was a little tricky. After 9/11 all airspace above theme parks was deemed a no-fly zone, including drones.  

Disney hasn’t stated when the new show will officially kick off, but we can’t wait! Get a first look sneak peek at the new dazzling light show here.

Artist Creates New Succulent Nail Art Trend

Unlike those of us who somehow manage to kill even the heartiest plants, some people just a have a knack for plants. If you fancy yourself a person with a green thumb, you might want to think again because an Australian artist has taken the meaning to a whole new level.

Roz Borg, artist and “succulent enthusiast,” has been spending a lot of her time creating living jewelry out of succulent plants and saw an opportunity to incorporate itty bitty succulents in a new itty bitty way. “I had been making real succulent jewelry and wanted to use the same application on something I had never seen baby succulents used on before,” said Borg.

Borg takes very small “baby” succulents and, using Oasis floral adhesive which is a glue that keeps plants alive, glues the tiny arid-loving plants onto acrylic nails and creates beautiful bouquets and arrangements right on her fingernails.

Since posting her beautiful nails on Instagram, her photos have become wildly popular. Borg does admit that the manicure is “definitely not practical,” but the beauty and unique nature is worth it to her.

Don’t worry, plant lovers. The baby succulents get a second life after their stint on fingernails. “The Oasis glue eventually releases and I can plant the baby succulents and they can grow happily,” said Borg, “It’s definitely a temporary green thumb,” she explains.