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Jesse Sutherland
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Montreal resident, Hamiltonian bred, Texan by birth.
Montreal resident, Hamiltonian bred, Texan by birth.

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What a gem by Paxton last night! Second time in MLB history a Canadian pitcher gets a no no. Last time was 1945!
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Amazing story.
On December 1st, 1941, Pan Am flight 6039 set off from San Francisco, California, to Auckland, New Zealand. It followed a typical route for the day: SFO to LAX, LAX to Honolulu, Honolulu to Kiribati, Kiribati to Fiji, Fiji to New Caledonia, New Caledonia to Auckland, and prepared for its return journey.

Except that just as they departed New Caledonia for the way home, they received a radio message: PEARL HARBOUR ATTACKED. IMPLEMENT PLAN A.

"Plan A" would take them on an unprecedented route, returning home not via Honolulu, but via Australia, Indonesia (then the Dutch East Indies), Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), Pakistan (then British India), Bahrain, Sudan, the DRC (then simply the Congo), Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, and finally, on January 6th, 1942, by radioing a very surprised tower operator at La Guardia airport, as the first passenger aircraft to ever circumnavigate the globe.

The story is simply amazing — and hair-raising, as it involved the seaplane doing a great many things that it was never, under any circumstances, intended to do.

(For those wondering: The precise outgoing route was SFO-LAX-HNL-CIS-SUV-NOU-AUK. On the way back, they flew from NOU to Gladstone, Queensland; Darwin, NT; a Dutch military base in Surabaya, Dutch East Indies (no IATA code that I can find); Trincomalee, Ceylon; Karachi, British India; Bahrain; Khartoum, Sudan; Leopoldville, Congo; Natal, Brazil; Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and finally New York. (NOU-GLT-DRW-Surabaya-TRR-KHI-BAH-KRT-FIH-NAT-POS-LGA-holy crap)
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Party time! (From the weekend)
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Living it up in the sun this time last year.
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Plex is great. Just works as they say.
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I'm back baby!
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Google Home mini is magical tech that just works. Very cool.
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