Welcome to New South Whales, mate!
Quick quiz: The famous “Flying Doctor” service in New South Wales, Australia, which carries folks to medical help from remote areas, is getting larger airplanes because…
2. Bird flu is expected to take a huge toll
3. They need to fly to farther hospitals
4. People are getting too large to fit in the ones they’re using now
Yep, it’s that last thing. The planes now in use can only carry people weighing up to 308 pounds, but they’re getting new ones so they can handle jumbo patients up to 573 pounds. I am not making this up.
I don’t know about you, but if I lived in the outback and knew that my lifeline to medical help could only carry 308 pounds, then I’d put a fricking Magic Marker arrow on my bathroom scale, empty my deep fryer, and cancel my daily Cinnabons delivery.
Below: REUTERS file photos of sandwiches and doughnuts.