ROAD MISHAP IN MAURITIUS: Car overturned in shopping district

Bagatelle – VIJAY SHAH via Defimedia.info A road accident on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius saw a car overturn and end up on its roof today in the town of Bagatelle, famed for its popular shopping mall, the French-language Defimedia.info website reported today. Few details of the accident or its cause were published by the news outlet but a picture shown with their report shows bystanders clustering around the stricken auto, which had completely overturned, its four wheels hovering in the air. It is not known if there are any injuries or fatalities. What appeared to be the front … Continue reading ROAD MISHAP IN MAURITIUS: Car overturned in shopping district

CUBIC CROSS CODE: Iceland’s 3D zebra crossing

Ísafjörður – VIJAY SHAH via Bored Panda The first zebra crossings appeared on the streets of the United Kingdom in 1949, where they were introduced on a trial basis at 1,000 different locations. Originally, they were anything but zebra-like, being kitted out in blue and yellow alternating stripes, before the current standard was adopted a couple of years later.   These days, in much of the world, zebra crossings are an important feature in both road safety and pedestrian locomotion, but have always stuck out as rather mundane. A line of black and white stripes is not much of a … Continue reading CUBIC CROSS CODE: Iceland’s 3D zebra crossing

WORKING 9-5: Average British commuter spends £48k on travel in a lifetime

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digital The average British commuter will spend around GBP £48,000 (USD $60211) of the course of a lifetime, just on travelling to their workplace, a recent survey of 2,000 commuters in the U.K. has discovered. The figure is not surprising to many observers. Britain has some of the highest transport fares in Europe, with many tickets around ten times their European equivalent. In addition, the average Briton will also spend up to a year of their life on the commute, assuming they work for 47 years of their lifespan. The survey showed that … Continue reading WORKING 9-5: Average British commuter spends £48k on travel in a lifetime

NO LICENCE FOR YOU: Man fails driving test five seconds in

King’s Lynn, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via TANVEER MANN and Metro.co.uk A British man has probably set the world record for quickest time in flunking a driving test after failing it five seconds in, reported the Metro newspaper yesterday. Craig Barraza, aged 33, originally from Portlethen in Aberdeenshire but now living in Norfolk, crashed out of his driving test after pulling out of the centre of the wrong side of the road, according to Metro. The hapless learner told the paper he had a ‘complete mind blank’ once he got behind the wheel and largely forgot everything the driving instructor had … Continue reading NO LICENCE FOR YOU: Man fails driving test five seconds in

CANADA SAVING TIME: Clocks go forward this weekend

Montreal, CANADA VIJAY SHAH via Montreal Gazette and ReportCA.net Residents in most parts of Canada are being notified that they will need to change their clocks an hour forward as much of the country switches from standard time to daylight saving time this weekend, meaning they will technically lose an hour of sleep, the Montreal Gazette reports via ReportCA.net. The time change kicked in on yesterday night towards this morning and those who have not yet made the change are being encouraged to reset their watches and clocks to avoid arriving an hour late for work tomorrow, the Gazette advises. … Continue reading CANADA SAVING TIME: Clocks go forward this weekend

SPLASH AND DASH: A drive-by drenching

You have got your suit dry-cleaned and freshly pressed, your crisp white shirt is the bee’s knees and your Marks & Sparks tie is the right shade of blue. You know you will get that interview. The weather’s not so enthusiastic though. It is raining quite heavily, but not enough to dampen your get-up-and-go spirit. You step out the front door, umbrella in hand. You turn into the main road, trying your best to dodge the assorted puddles rapidly forming on the pavement as you walk down towards the rail station. As you blissfully daydream of becoming the hottest sales … Continue reading SPLASH AND DASH: A drive-by drenching