#5Things: Arrests during protest action, Jumbo jets turned restaurants, tidal disruption event, and more

#5Things: Arrests during protest action, jumbo jets turned restaurants, tidal disruption event, and more

It's a sunny choose day and these are the five stories Darren, Keri, and Sky choose for today.


1. Doorbell cam captures moment Paul Milgrom finds out he has won the Nobel prize for economics

US academic Robert Wilson had to walk across the street at 2 am to deliver the news to his fellow Stanford University colleague Paul Milgrom that the two had won the 2020 Nobel prize for economics. Milgrom had his phone on silent mode, prompting his neighbour to step outside and deliver the news in person. The whole conversation was caught on a doorbell camera.

2. Canadian tourist returns 'cursed' artefacts she stole

A Canadian woman has returned five artifacts she took from Pompeii 15 years ago, claiming they are cursed and have plagued her with bad luck. The woman, identified as Nicole, has suffered breast cancer twice and endured financial hardship after stealing two white mosaic tiles, two pieces of amphora vase, and a piece of ceramic wall.

Woman returns stolen artefacts

3. Arrests made during protest action on the M19

Ten people were arrested after Monday’s protest action on the M19, in which several vehicles were damaged and stores looted. Durban metro police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad said the 10 arrested would face charges of public violence.

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4. Singapore Airlines is transforming grounded jumbo jets into pop-up restaurants 

Singapore airlines has come up with a brilliant solution to fund their grounded flights. They have turned two of their grounded jumbo jets into restaurants with in-flight meals. About half of the aircraft's 471 seats will be available for dining, in line with social distancing guidelines. Meals vary from R600 to R8,000.

5. Astronomers witness 'spaghettification' of star shredded by a black hole

Astronomers all over the world witnessed what they described as a ‘tidal disruption event’ through telescopes, as a bright light popped up 215-million light years away. A black hole has sucked in a star in an event known as 'spaghettification'. Although 215-million light years sounds pretty far, it’s actually the closest tidal disruption event ever recorded.

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