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Scorpion Ensures United's Terrible Week Continues

A scorpion fell onto a United passenger and stung him Sunday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2017 8:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – United Airlines stockholder: "Man, this week couldn't get any worse." Scorpion: "Hold my beer." CNBC reports a scorpion fell out of an overhead bin and stung a passenger during a United flight between Houston and Calgary on Sunday. Richard Bell was on his way home from a two-week vacation in Mexico when the scorpion fell onto his head, according to Travel and Leisure. After stinging Bell, the scorpion was crushed by another passenger and thrown in a toilet. Flight crew consulted with a doctor, and the sting was determined not to be life-threatening. Bell declined treatment upon landing in Calgary. It's unclear how the scorpion got on the flight. (Read more scorpion stories.)

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