Another 1st of May has come and gone – a festive celebration of outdoor barbecues. A holiday that is deeply cherished in the region as it often falls very close to either Catholic or Orthodox Easter, which in turn allows for a convenient, mini vacation to take place if the dates coincide as they did this year.
You have probably encountered a TV infomercial with an irresistible final offer to buy this “one” thing which in turn allows you to buy that “other” thing for a fraction of the original price? And once you are already hooked on the deal, reaching for the phone to call the number from the TV screen the infomercial enters into a legendary extension: ”But wait... there is more; if you place your...
Google it!Isn’t it strange how often we say this during a day? The universal cure-all for any and all questions or dilemmas we encounter on a daily basis. Who was in the team that won the championship? How many kilometers to Oslo? What is the actual weather in Kuala Lumpur right now and what are the working hours of the restaurant we are visiting for the weekend/how to get there?
Let me share a piece of old news, for starters. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa published a tweet on 5 January 2019 announcing that he will give out 100 million Yen (around 800.000 EUR) as a reward to a hundred, randomly picked individuals who retweet his tweet – so as to cash out the lucky ones with one million Yen each (around 8000 EUR per person).
On 6th March 2019, three Croatian officers intercepted a group of migrants at the Croatian/Bosnian border. While they were detained, the policemen forced the migrants to chant the words “Dinamo Zagreb” with one of the officers duly filming everything with his cellphone. After the deed, the migrants were released to return to Bosnia, crossing the border from where they came from.