What was it in the bananas boxes that prompted a Danish supermarket to call the police?
Workers in a produce department in Copenhagen, Denmark, were wondering why some boxes of bananas seemed unusually heavy. When they cracked open the shipment they found about 220 pounds of what police believe is cocaine. Jens Juul, a spokesman for the Coop supermarket chain, said more bags with white powder were found later in a separate shipment from Colombia at a central dispatch facility in suburban Copenhagen.
What is the Czechs' latest answer to traffic jams?
It's a flying bike. Three Czech companies worked together to build a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight. Looking like a heavy mountain bike, it weighs 209 pounds. It has two battery-powered propellers in the front, two in the back and one each on the sides. The prototype was ridden by a test dummy. More powerful batteries will be needed before human commuters can use the flying bike to skip over 395.
What new art project idea involves a bridge and a whole lot of yarn?
A Pennsylvania group called Knit-the-Bridge is proposing to cover Pittsburgh's Warhol bridge with knitted blankets. The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh will use machine-knitted blankets to cover the bridge's towering superstructure while individual blankets knitted by more than 1,200 volunteers will be used to cover its walkways. The project would give the bridge a bright, patchwork look. "The point is to knit stronger communities," said Knit-the-Bridge leader Amanda Gross. After a month on the bridge the blankets would be washed and donated to homeless shelters, nursing homes and animal shelters.