Scorpions on a plane? United flight evacuated after arachnid spotted

According to the airline, the scorpion emerged from a customer’s clothing. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 12 May 2017

Scorpions on a plane? United flight evacuated after arachnid spotted

DUBAI: United Airlines is making headlines again, but this time not for dragging anyone off a plane.
Instead, passengers set to fly from Houston to Quito in Ecuador Thursday were evacuated after some customers reported there was a scorpion on Flight 1035.
According to a United statement, the scorpion “emerged from a customer’s clothing.
“Paramedics at the gate immediately examined the customer and determined that he had not been stung. The customer declined further medical treatment and, as a precaution, a new aircraft was arranged,” the statement reads.

According to Mashable, United distributed meal vouchers due to the three-hour delay.
This isn’t the first time a scorpion has tried to hitch a ride on a United flight.
In April, a scorpion fell out of the overhead locker and onto a man’s head on a flight from Houston to Calgary.


ThePlace: Eimarah Palace of Najran

Updated 30 November 2019

ThePlace: Eimarah Palace of Najran

The traditional architecture of Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran region is characterized by its distinctive mud houses and palaces which are widely considered to be the best-preserved buildings of their kind in the world.

One unique example of the architectural style is Eimarah Palace which was constructed in 1942 during the time of Prince Turki bin Mohammed Al-Madhi.

It is used as the office for the governorate as well as providing accommodation for the governor, his family and guards.