Heavy hand of the law
Police in Switzerland have investigated an 8-year-old boy after he allegedly asked whether he could use a toy bank note in a village shop. The police contacted the boy's parents and visited their home for three hours, brandishing stills from CCTV footage. Although the unnamed boy was not charged with any offence, his name will reportedly be on police records until May 2032.
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2. Penguins aren't monogamous, despite popular belief. In fact, 85 per cent of emperor penguins switch partners each breeding season while around 71 per cent of king penguins do the same. And according to a study of 19 gentoo penguins, they act monogamous, but the DNA of their offspring reveals that they cheat on their partners along with one-third of female humboldt penguins.
Turning off the tap
Spotted on a walking track in Mt Roskill. Photo / Supplied
Going above and beyond
Ollie was beginning to think he might have lost his wallet, but hadn't got around to cancelling anything ... Then he got a call from a policeman who had been given it by a teen called Mason from the Shore, who delivered the wallet to Ollie's house across town. "I wasn't there to thank him. So thanks. And if Mason contacts Sideswipe with the name of the street he found it on, a reward awaits."