Catch her if you can! Parents in Moscow began to worry this week when their 7-year-old daughter didn’t return home from school. But that’s when they received a bizarre call from a security guard in St. Petersburg, saying that their daughter had been found alone in a local airport. The girl, who had never flown before, later explained that she really wanted to see the Russian city and so she decided to sneak onto a flight. And somehow, she was never asked for documents at any of the inspection points. Security cameras later revealed that part of the reason she was able to wiggle through was because she joined another family with children at the airport, and security guards thought she was part of the same group. The airport and airline are expected to face some backlash, while the parents may be fined $1,533.
Go ahead, guess what happened next. A 45-year-old woman in France entered a police station this week with three bags of cocaine–an illegal drug. She then asked police officers, yes, police officers, to test the contents of the bags to see if they were indeed pure. When asked why she came to a police station for that purpose, the woman said she was concerned about its “quality.” She’ll appear in court January 2017.
Don’t you hate pop up ads? Well during a live weather report this week on Iowa-based KCCI 8 News, an update window that read “Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10” appeared on screen over the map. Fortunately, meteorologist Metinka Slater managed to keep her cool, and simply moved on with the weather report. It sure is good to know we’re not the only ones annoyed by those random update messages though.
It’s not like the show isn’t loaded with sex scenes and nudity anyway. According to Pornhub, online viewing of X-rated videos on its website dropped by 4 per cent when the new series of Game of Thrones premiered this week. While 4 per cent might not seem like very much, it equates to millions of views. Data shows the number of active users in the U.S. declined about an hour before the show started, and didn’t return to normal until a few hours after it ended.
Er…easy enough. The Japanese Island of Hokkaido released an etiquette guide this week aimed at the many tourists who visit the area. Some of the things on the list seem perfectly reasonable: don’t speak loudly in public, don’t steal and respect line ups. That’s fine. But things get weird when the guide mentions not to fart in public. “…Japanese will avoid bodily functions such as belching or flatulence in public entirely…” it reads. Maybe just stay away from the beans and onions?