Dirty Diaper Grounds Jetliner

A Facebook friend of mine who recently became a father wrote "Oh, so that's what a poop explosion is." He didn't have to go into any detail. All parents know exactly what he experienced. Part of parenthood is caring for a creature that can excrete twice its own body weight daily, sometimes all at once.

Poop explosions can get ugly -- and smelly. And apparently bad enough to take down a jetliner in Australia:

Qantas Flight 825 was forced to land at Mount Isa on Sunday after passengers and crew complained of a "strange smell" wafting from the front of the cabin.
But a commenter on the Aviation Herald website, calling himself "Frank Smith," revealed the culprit.

"Unfortunately the fumes turned out to be a very smelly nappy [diaper] dumped in the forward toilet," he said.

"Procedures dictate to land as soon as possible. [It's] very embarrassing for us all at [Qantas], but, better safe than sorry."

Link -via Dave Barry | Photo: Flickr user ewen and donabel

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