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The growing communities within the Kumeu District reckon there aren't enough pedestrian crossings, so a group of knitters and crocheters (KumeuKnitty) have knitted some, to be rolled out in towns and villages.
Strange but true
1. New York magazine tells the story of a couple who connected via Tinder while in Antarctica. He was a researcher at the McMurdo Station on Ross Island. One cold and lonely night he fired up his Tinder "just for fun". At first, no matches. He extended the app's location radius. And there it was: a match! She was a researcher doing field work in the Dry Valleys - a 45-minute helicopter ride away - but was scheduled to leave the continent the day after, so "I have yet to become the first Tinder hook-up in Antarctic history," the anonymous scientist says.
2. Japanese company Seiren is trying to find out if its limited-edition Hawaiian Breeze cotton boxer briefs, which were hung on a clothesline in the US island state for 48 hours before being packaged in a sealed glass container, will sell for $60 a pair.
3. It seems there's an organisation called "419 Eater" which is dedicated to wasting the time of scammers by pretending to fall for their scams. Scam-baiters seek to con the con artists by teasing them with promise of payments that never arrive, sending them on wild goose-chases to pick up cheques from couriers and even asking them to pose with demeaning signs to prove their commitment to the transaction.