World in Briefs (10.23.13)
India If a man told you that he dreamt about a hidden pile of gold, would you go search for it? Well, the Indian government would. Hindu village sage Yogi Swami Shobhan Sarkar says he dreamt that 1,000 tons of gold was buried under a ruined palace. He wrote the central bank describing his dream, and the state Archaeological Survey of India sent a team of archaeologists. Swami Sarkar worries for his country’s future with the current economic crisis and wishes for the government to use the money to help it recover.
World in Briefs (10.08.13)
Ah, coffee—that wonderful beverage to which our country is addicted. The 1:1 ratio of Starbucks to U.S. citizens is proof enough. However, a recent action within a Colombian city might rival our caffeinated nation. Last Friday, October 4, a remarkable group of 13,800 people claimed to gather in a town square in Tunja to share a cup of joe.
World in Briefs (10.02.13)
United States If King Kong has taught us anything, it’s that male gorillas do not know how to positively treat the other gender. Sure, climbing a skyscraper while holding a woman seems like a good idea in theory; it’s actually a pretty bad plan. Patrick the gorilla is just like King Kong, but smaller and a jerk. After biting a female gorilla and sneering at others, this Dallas Zoo primate is being sent to South Carolina for therapy. He’ll live comfortably in his own place and bring enjoyment to the crowds that come to visit him. "He's beautiful and smart and everyone loves him," said Laurie Holloway, a spokeswoman for the Dallas Zoo. "We're really sad to see him go but it's for the best for the zoo and for Patrick." His old space will be used to bring in two new gorillas, including Zola, a break-dancing gorilla. This is some serious monkey business.
World in Briefs (09.24.13)
United States When one is in the middle of a crime, the last thing they want is to be caught with their pants down. Anthony Jason Garcia can attest to this after a botched robbery attempt of a church gift shop in Orlando, California. After praying in the sanctuary of the church, Garcia headed toward the gift shop, grabbed the cash register, and bolted. Unfortunately for him, church maintenance director Joe Larkin was in hot pursuit. As the chase continued, Garcia’s pants did not want to be seen as an accomplice and decided to fall.