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Flotsam & Jetsam

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The Power of Prayer. A 48-year-old protestant priest in Umkomaas, South Africa, accidentally shot himself in the head with his own speargun. He was knocked over by an unexpectedly big wave and the gun went off, firing the spear into his face. It passed through his right cheek and out by his left ear, crucially missing both his eyes and brain. Doctors were able to remove the spear after he was airlifted to the hospital. He puts his survival down to a miracle.

Some MacBook Pros Banned on Flights. Apple says the battery in the 15-inch model (sold between September 2015 and February 2017) can overheat, potentially swelling or igniting. The FAA has banned them from carry-ons and checked luggage on U.S. airlines, including cargo carriers, and airlines flying to or from the U.S. To see if your laptop is affected, visit Apple's recall page for details....

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