United flight diverted after passengers fight over legroom. (Washington Post, 8/26/2014)
Literally? A woman and a man — both seated in the “Economy Plus” section of the aircraft, which already comes with extra legroom — were at each other's throats because the man attached a “knee defender” device to his seat, preventing the woman in front from reclining, according the Associated Press.
Legroom wars: the device that stops plane seats reclining. (The Telegraph, 6/6/2014)
Where there's a will. It is the work of Ira Goldman, a 6ft 4in Washington DC resident, who wanted to help other tall travellers fed up with being “bashed in the knees over and over again” while on a flight.