10 Unexpected And Quirky News Stories Triggered By The Coronavirus
1/10 Italian Canals Featuring Jellyfish
Seen gliding through the canals of Venice, jellyfish have been captured making their way through the clear waters gracefully. Lockdown rules and a lack of tourists have not only been kind to the natural environment but the animals living in them too.
2/10 Tiger King Netflix Phenomenon
One of the most streamed shows on Netflix during the Covid-19 outbreak, Tiger King: Murder Mayhem and Madness has become a TV phenomenon. According to The Hollywood Reporter the unique docu-series has racked up some serious streaming time surpassing over 5 billion minutes.
3/10 Flamingos Taking Over Mumbai
Descending into Mumbai in record numbers, over 100,000 flamingos are enjoying the perks of a human-free environment as reported by TIME. The birds were found relaxing around the mudflats of Thane Creek like a scene right out from the Lion King.
4/10 Mass Midnight Karaoke
Self-quarantining in your apartment can be tough. Around the world, karaoke sessions are erupting from apartment buildings to help uplift the general public mood and spirit. From Spain, Italy to Hong Kong, there’s nothing like singing along to a good tune.
5/10 Thailand Turtle Growth
While the humans are away, the animal will come out to play and repopulate. As reported by The Guardian, the rare leatherback sea turtles in Thailand have been thriving from the lack of tourists and empty beaches.
6/10 Goats Takeover Empty Welsh Streets
In the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno, a curious herd of Kashmiri goats are roaming around the empty streets. Caught nibbling on flowers and running around town, the question remains: who let the goats out?
7/10 Italian Tennis Rooftop-style
In the city of Liguria, a video of two women playing tennis on the rooftop has gone viral. Taking tennis to a whole new level, with much higher stakes when hitting the ball out of bounds, losing a ball is a loss for both parties.
8/10 Pay A Llama To Join Your Zoom Calls
Whoever said that corporate zoom calls had to be prim and proper has clearly never heard of Sweet Farm’s new project Goat 2 Meeting. For under USD$100, you can request an appearance from llamas, goats and more to hang out with.
See also: How To Keep In Touch In A Time Of Social Distancing
9/10 Newborn Babies Given Tiny Face Shields
According to TIME, in Thailand, newborn babies have been given miniature facemasks to protect against the coronavirus. These small little face shield have been designed to prevent any sneeze or cough droplets on the babies’ faces. Safety first.
10/10 Eels Getting Shy
This aquarium in Japan is encouraging more people to FaceTime their now shy garden eels. With the coronavirus creating new quarantine rules and regulations, the Business Insider reports that the slippery creatures have become accustomed to not seeing people and have started to burrow themselves in the sand when Tokyo’s Sumida Aquarium staff members pass their tank.
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