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Airplane Facts You Might Not Have Known

Here's some things to think about the next time you travel...

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    Pilots are served different meals from passengers in case of food poisoning. Via: Shutterstock
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    The headphones in wrappers have probably been used before. Via: Shutterstock
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    Unlike in movies, if a plane were to have a bomb on-board over an ocean, passengers are unlikely to hear about because there's no where to land the flight. Via: Shutterstock
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    Guidelines exist for the amount of screws a plane is allowed to fly without. Via: Shutterstock
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    The next time you're up in the air, here's a thought, someone has probably changed a babies dirty diaper on your tray table. Via: Shutterstock
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    A test of various airlines tap water, performed by the Wall Street Journal in 2002, found bacteria levels in spigot water to be as much as 100x the allowed limit in the US. Via: Shutterstock
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    People steal the under the seat life jackets. Via: Shutterstock
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    If your bag vibrates for any reason, you will be called out to have it examined. Via: Shutterstock
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    No one washes the blankets or pillows. Via: Shutterstock
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    Although rest breaks are scheduled so one pilot can rest while the other commands a plane, once it's at cruising altitude, according to a survey, more than 50% of pilots have involuntarily nodded off while in the cockpit. Via: Shutterstock
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    Oxygen masks on planes only supply 15-20 minutes of oxygen. Pilots are expected to descend to a height of normal cabin pressurization before then. Via: Shutterstock
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    On nighttime flights, walkways are lite for emergencies, not atmosphere. Via: Shutterstock
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    Food service on nighttime flights can be delayed to see if more passengers fall asleep. Via: Shutterstock
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    Thinking of joining the "Mile High Club?" Think about this, airplane bathrooms can be unlocked from the outside. Via: Shutterstock
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    Planes are frequently struck by lightening. Via: Shutterstock