Night at the museum during pandemic: A man broke into Australia’s oldest museum and took selfies with the dinosaur exhibit
An international student has been charged with breaking into a museum in Australia after CCTV footage showed a man taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
The man broke into Australian Museum in Sydney’s just after 1am on Sunday 10 May, and was captured on CCTV cameras. He was wandering around the exhibits for around 40 minutes before he got caught, according to New South Wales police.
Released CCTV footage shows him casually walking past a T-Rex skeleton and posing for photos with his head inside the mouth of a dinosaur skull.
While inside the museum, he allegedly stole a piece of artwork and a staff member’s cowboy hat off a coat rack, which he donned while leaving the premises.
The NSW police wanted to tamp down any speculation of a movie deal in a public warning to the trespasser.
“It’s not going to be a movie producer knocking on your door. It’s going to be NSW police knocking on your door,” deputy chief inspector Sean Heaney told reporters.
The man turned himself in to Surry Hills police station later in the day, where he was arrested and charged with break and enter while he was refused bail.
He is due to appear at Central local court in the following days.
Police dog, forced to "sign" a witness statement
Following a misunderstanding, a police dog was forced to "sign" a statement on the arrest of a criminal. It was written by a police officer, and then signed by the animal, with the help of a paw.
Prosecutors sent a request to "PC Peach" asking for details of the arrest of a criminal. The caretaker of the quadruped explained to them that there is no person named PC Peach in that section, there is only one PD Peach, the four-year-old dog, with registration number PD43541. He wanted to specify that the abbreviation "PD" comes from Police Dog.
As the investigators' requests continued to appear on the office of the police officer handling Peach, although the caretaker drew attention to this mistake, the man decided to please them. The policeman wrote a statement on behalf of the quadruped, which he "signed" with the dog's paw print, according to The Sun.
"I followed him. I bit him. Bad man. He likes it. Good boy. Good boy Peach ", is written in the statement of the police dog. The image soon went viral, being posted on several Twitter and Facebook accounts.
"They have been told several times that Peach is a police dog, but they have insisted on receiving a written statement from him," the police complaint said.
The rooster Maurice, who won the right at the France Court to sing in the morning, died
The French rooster Maurice, who won the right to sing in court in the morning, died at the age of 6, his owner announced.
Corrine Fesseau, the owner of the rooster, said that Maurice died in early May of Coryza - an infectious disease often found in chickens, informs The Guardian.
"I found him in the hen house, I did everything I could," Fesseau said.
Maurice's owner said she waited to announce the rooster's death because the coronavirus pandemic was more important. "Covid-19 was more important than my rooster. Maurice was an emblem, a symbol of rural life and a hero," said Corinne Fesseau, who buried Maurice in her garden.
The Maurice choir became famous after a retired couple moved to the French island of Oleron and sued the owner of the rooster because Maurice was singing early in the morning and Corrine Fesseau did not silence him.
The case last year became a symbol of the misunderstandings between the rural and the urban population. Many French people in big cities are looking for the countryside for a quiet second home, but not everyone accepts the sounds and smells of these areas.
A court in France rejected in September 2019 the complaint of Corrine Fesseau's neighbors and asked them to pay Corrine damages of 1,000 euros.
A Frenchman received compensation of € 50 thousand from a former employer because his job was boring
Frederic Denard, a former employee of the French perfume company Interparfums, sued his € 50 thousand euros for the fact that he was bored at work. About this writes Newsweek.
In court, Denard complained of being bored at work and having no tasks to do. He called his career in the company "a fall into hell" and explained that he always had almost nothing to do.
“Nobody worried, I will come to work at 9 or 10 in the morning,” the former employee emphasized. All he had to do was buy some materials, for example, “a couple of sheets of paper”; on this his working day ended. Sometimes he performed tasks that had nothing to do with his original duties, the newspaper writes.
Denar was ashamed to receive a salary for not doing anything. He began to suffer from depression and felt "destroyed." A colleague of Denard said in court that at some point, a former employee often began to talk about possible suicide. Denard himself said that stress from the situation led him to an attack of epilepsy at the wheel.
Once Denard decided not to come to work anymore, and in September 2014, after seven months of absence, the company fired him. Then the former employee decided to demand compensation. He went to court in 2016 and asked for a payment of € 360 thousand. According to the employer, Denard could not make the company realize how bored he was.
France is known for its laws, according to which employees are not so easy to dismiss, the newspaper notes. Employees often remain in companies, even if their responsibilities become irrelevant due to, for example, technological progress. After that, employees hope for resignation because they have almost nothing more to do in the workplace. According to the publication, now employers will have to ensure that their subordinates do not get bored.
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Central Museum of the Air Force in Monino, Moscow region
The Central Museum of the Air Force is a museum of the history of the development of aviation technologies, located in the village of Monino, Russia. Created on November 28, 1958, and opened to receive visitors on February 23, 1960.
The museum has a rich exposition of helicopters and airplanes for both civil and military purposes, as well as weapons, tools, uniforms, and artwork. There is a foreign exposition, which presents aviation equipment from the Second World War.