Some curious responses to COVID-19

From Harper’s Weekly Review (what would I do without it?):

[A] “Reopen Wisconsin” protest in downtown Madison inadvertently shut down businesses that were still open.

New York City shut down its social distancing “snitch line” after the 3-1-1 text line was bombarded with pictures of penises and Adolf Hitler.

Officials in the Indian state of Uttarakhand booked a six-month-old and a three-year-old for flouting stay-at-home orders…

Indonesia punished quarantine violators by confining them in houses that are suspected of being haunted. “I know this is for everyone’s safety. Lesson learned,” said one confinee.

After stealing over 300 pounds of flour from a warehouse, a Chilean man was apprehended when the police followed a trail of flour to his home.

And some animal news:

Police officers in Spain fined a man for taking his goldfish on a walk…

Thailand’s environment minister traveled to a zoo to demand that it stop making a chimpanzee ride a bike through the premises, spraying disinfectant…

In Florida, officials removed from a highway an alligator that was “being aggressive with traffic.”

And some art interpretation:

[N]ew images from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico indicated that an asteroid that will fly by Earth next week has the shape of a face mask.



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