The World is full of them. Here are a few from all over.
This McDonald’s is on the famous Paulista Ave, about a half mile from our apartment. It is two stories high and it used to be a mansion. The following statement came from the epocanegocios.globo.com website:
The McDonald’s has just opened the doors of its thousandth store in Brazil, in an old mansion on Avenida Paulista, in São Paulo. In the new space, the fast food chain will offer space for shows, self-service totems, an automated treadmill that goes from the kitchen to the drive-thru, in addition to outdoor environments designed for customers to post photos on social networks. The restaurant, called “Méqui 1000”, will be open 24 hours a day and has the capacity to serve 220 people.
When we walk to our friend’s restaurant, we pass by this work of graffiti. Someone had a lot of time on their hands. Works of art like this are common in Brazil.
And in the category of Idiotic: It is a known fact, the TSA in Lubbock Texas is second to none. As I went through security, the agent called me back to take a look at something in my back-pack. Okay, no problem – I always play along with these games. The X-ray of the pack showed an image of a small gun. Again, no problem as I reached in and pulled out my apartment key-chain with a tiny replica of a gun. This is where Idiocy raised its ugly head. The agent had to take it to his supervisor to see if it was okay for me to take it with me! Was he expecting that the tiny gun actually shoots tiny bullets? Was he thinking the tiny gun would be used to hijack the plane to Cuba? You decide. As you can tell, the dangerous key-chain is still in my possession.
The Elephant Shrew is an interesting oddity that has nothing to do with Brazil. Analysis revealed this shrew is not classified as a true shrew, but is in fact more closely related to the elephant. Such a tiny creature that is related to the largest of land mammals. Below is a photo taken from Wilkipedia. It is by Joey Makalintal from Pennsylvania, USA – A Fascinating One, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5817138
And in case you need something to add to the bafflement of the year 2020, take a look at this picture and tell me what you would do.
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