Wacky… But True, July 12th

Mattel released on Thursday a new Barbie doll based on late singer David Bowie. The collectible doll, which can be bought for $50, pays homage to Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust persona from the 1970s. The Barbie, designed by Linda Kyaw, is dressed in Ziggy Stardust’s metallic red and black space suit, red platform boots, red hair and forehead emblem.
(Source: UPI)

A Tokyo hotel is attempting to stand out from its competitors by installing a full Boeing 737-800 flight simulator in one of its rooms. The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu, located near Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport, says the “Superior Cockpit Room” features two beds as well as a simulator that gives guests the experience of piloting a Boeing 737-800, but only with supervision. The room costs $234 for a one-night stay, but a 90-minute flight simulator session with an expert costs another $277. The hotel spent about $92,000 installing the simulator in the room, which will be available for booking starting July 18th.
(Source: UPI; Image: The Verge)

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