Paris, dubbed as the city of romance, is something you can find in everyone’s bucket list of must-see places. Dream travel destinations such as the famous Eiffel Tower, the legendary bookstore Shakespeare and Company and of course, who would want to miss the romantic Pont des Arts bridge? Each of these places are absolutely iconic.
Couples from different parts of the world come to visit Pont des Arts and leave padlocks or ‘love locks’ as a symbol of infinite love. It’s actually a tradition which began in 2008. Just recently though, authorities broke the hearts of many locals and tourists as these padlocks have been removed and now banned from the said bridge.
Armed with bolt cutters, city workmen began cutting the love locks open fearing that the sheer weight of the padlocks was putting the 19th century structure – and everyone’s safety – great at risk. Reports say that about 700,000 padlocks, with names of couples written on them and the keys tossed into the River Seine, have been there for years.
Pont des Arts bridge’s love locks symbolize everlasting love. Unfortunately though, they have been removed by Paris council workers.
City workmen arrived early on a Monday morning with cutters and power tools to remove an estimated 700, 000 padlocks.
The act broke the hearts of many locals and tourists as the padlocks have been removed and now permanently banned from Pont des Arts bridge.
‘We will remove nearly one million padlocks, or 45 tonnes,’ said city official Bruno Julliard.
Health and safety officials fear that these ‘love locks’ could damage the iconic structure and risk the safety of the visitors.
Last year, a section of the footbridge collapsed under the weight of the locks covering the 155-metre-(509-foot-)long bridge.
It is estimated that the truck full of locks weighed as much as 20 elephants.
Bus Driver Notices Strange Passenger and Crying Child, Then He Sees The Terrifying Truth!
When he saw the kid crying, he knew he had to do something.
Kidnapping has become a rampant crime nowadays. Reports of children being abducted seem to be a normal feature in the news, and it surely pains parents to hear such stories. We cannot fight off criminals easily once they've done the deed, but we can surely prevent these things from happening. When faced with such situations, it is very important to stay alert and focused on what can be done, and this is exactly what a bus driver did in the story below.
Tim Watson is a bus driver working for the Valley Transportation Authority in northern California. While he was on the job, he saw a news alert from authorities announcing that a kidnapper is on the loose and that he is with his 3-year-old victim at that time. The victim's clothing were described quite vividly in the news alert that Watson immediately noticed a passenger who looks like the one being described. He also noticed that the boy was teary-eyed and so he discretely informed the police, making sure that the kidnapper does not notice attempt of rescue. When the bus reached Fremont BART station, police authorities were present and that's when the rescue operation was performed. The suspect identified as Alfonso David Eddington, 23, was arrested.
Watch the video here:
The bus driver is a clever hero indeed! Let this news be a reminder for all parents and guardians to always safeguard kids and keep an eye on them.
Girl Did Not Expect to Find a Remnant of Ancient Sea Creature While Strolling on a Beach!
It is not everyday that one can find a remnant of an ancient specie on the beach!
Going to the beach for a swim or stroll are relaxing activities that are ideal for kids and adults during the weekend. Beachgoers expect to find sand, fire rings and the lovely view. But for 9-year-old Kristen Barrick, her trips to the beach on two weekend days were a bit far from expected.
According to a WMBF report, Kristen saw a remnant of the ancient ocean world not once, but twice! On a Friday, she found a megalodon tooth from a shark that went on extinction approximately 2.6 million years ago. Megalodon is the Ancient Greek word for "big tooth," so it is quite unexpected to find something like that on Myrtle beach! Furthermore, the megalodon belongs the world's largest species of shark so the discovery is really quite uncommon, says Tim Handsel from te Ripley's Aquarium.
On Sunday, Kristen found another one and she has this to say:
Photo Of The World’s Blackest Baby Surfaced Online. Real Or Fake?
The baby’s skin color is the blackest we’ve ever seen.
Although people have different skin color, race and religion, we are all living in the same world. We should all embrace our diversities no matter how different we look or think from each other. We are not racists here; we just want to share with you a photo we saw on the web that's been getting lots of attention lately.
The photo is that of a baby whose skin color looks extremely black. We acknowledge that some of our fellow men do have dark-colored skin but the baby's is just quite... unbelievable.
Here is the photo:
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