North Pole May Be Ice-Free This Summer It seems unimaginable, but for the first time in recorded history the North Pole may be free of ice this summer, according to a published report Friday. If climate scientists' predictions hold true, the "unique" prospect of sailing in open waters at the North Pole, before the region cools in September, may become a shocking reality. PICTURE . Man was refused passport because bald head is too shiny A dad of three had his new passport photos rejected - because his bald head was too shiny. Ian Down, 42, got the pictures taken at a photo-booth and handed them over with his documents at a passport office. But a clerk at the Passport Service looked at the flash reflecting off Ian's head and asked: "What's that mark?" Ian said: "I was shocked. I told them what it was but they said some countries might not let me in if they saw it." . Sleeping Pilots Overshot Airport by 359 Miles An Air India flight soared past its Mumbai destination on June 4 as its pilots allegedly dozed off in the cockpit, The Times of India reported Thursday. The napping pilots flew 359 miles past the airport and were still at cruising altitude when nervous air traffic controllers woke them up. The flight, which was on autopilot flying toward Mumbai, had about 100 passengers on board. "The plane took off from Dubai at 1:35 a.m. Indian Standard Time and then from Jaipur at 7 a.m. After operating an overnight flight, fatigue levels peak, and so the pilots dozed off after taking off from Jaipur." Air India officials vehemently denied the report, saying the plane lost radio contact with air traffic control for some time, and only flew 14 miles off course. There's a news video here.