Fun Stuff

Airports take the Mannequin Challenge – & rock it!

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(Courtesy Library of Congress – via Flickr Commons)

The Mannequin Challenge is – for some reason – sweeping the nation.

I don’t quite get it, but the short videos are oddly entertaining to watch. And the fad seems harmless.

Here’s how a few airports accepted the #AirportThrowdown Mannequin Challenge.

More – I’m sure – to come.

Let me know which ones I’ve missed and I’ll add them here.

 

 

 

 

Aliens & odd things at Denver Int’l Airport

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Like zombies, the conspiracy theories about everything from aliens to underground bunkers, lizard people and secret military installations at Denver International Airport never die.

DEN officials do their best to debunk the really bizarre claims, but they have fun with them as well.

This month, to coincide with the Halloween season, the airport is even hosting a series of conspiracy theory-themed events, including a “Conspiracy Theories Uncovered” Art Exhibit (near the north security checkpoint; open 24 hours) with video, artwork, props and more that explain the most pervasive theories, free hour-long conspiracy theory art tours (Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays through October 29), a “What’s Under DEN” Facebook contest and a Conspiracy Costume Party – on October 20 – with a free screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind out on the plaza between the airport terminal and the Westin Denver International Airport.

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KLM. Not a radio station, but an airline. Get that?

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is worried that not enough Americans know that KLM stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, and that those letters are not the call letters for a radio station.

So the carrier has hired actor Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer, Marry Me) and put him in a series of odd, short videos in which he offers descriptions of the airline, airports and yes, fliers.

The campaign is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and a variety of other places, including its own microsite, ItsAnAirline.com which, KLM says, has some Easter eggs to discover.

Here’s a sample of the video series.

 

Searching for Pokemons at the airport

OTG POkemon lures

Food vendors inside airports are getting into the PokemonGo craze.

OTG – which operates restaurants and in gate lounges at multiple airports, including DCA, MSP, PHL, LGA and IAH, is helping passengers find nearby Pokestops and gyms with “lures” they’ve installed in their spaces.

Not to be outdone, HMSHost, which operates restaurants and food outlets in dozens of airports, is dropping Pokemeon lures in many of its airport (and motorway) locations as well..

In 50 markets across the country, HMSHost locations are also creating game-related promotions with refresh and recharge stations for players and other game tactics.

Spiderman (in cans) still at San Diego Int’l Airport

(Spider-Man "canstruction' photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Campbell Soup Company)

(Spider-Man “canstruction’ photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Campbell Soup Company)

Comic-con may be over, but travelers passing through San Diego International Airport have until July 31 to take a selfie with the Spider-Man inspired “canstruction” Campbell’s soup built in the SAN’s Terminal 2 Baggage Claim.

The sculpture is made out classic Campbell’s red & white cans and soon-to-be-released Special Edition Campbell’s Spider-Man Soup which will have die-cut pasta shapes including Spider-Man, his iconic emblem, and spider webs.

Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Campbell Soup Company)

Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Campbell Soup Company)