Furry and Furious!


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They are furry and they are furious – and they may be the most desperate of diners to yearn for restaurants to unlock from shutdown…Rats, it seems, haven’t been satisfied with curbside pickup or delivery during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that rodent populations – which rely on a banquet of scraps and waste in restaurant dumpsters – are spiking in certain areas. Restaurant trash bins are no longer overflowing, and the famished creatures are scrambling for new sources of food.

“Jurisdictions have closed or limited service at restaurants and other commercial establishments to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas,” the CDC said. “Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity.”

Environmental and health officials may witness an increase in service requests amid reports of “unusual or aggressive rodent behavior.”

That’s about as politely as anyone might describe the situation. Rats can be scary and dangerous. The more rats in action, the more dangerous they become.

“Wave”

The gangnam-gu area in Seoul is the Korean version of Times Square and it’s the country’s first free display outdoor advertisement zone. Here, mega-size LED screen displays have been installed on the walls of large buildings which create an electronic display for 18 hours a day. one of the most notorious of these buildings is the COEX artium, also known as the mecca of K-pop. featuring an electronic display measuring 80 meters in width and 23 meters in height, this massive screen wraps the building and showcases Korean wave contents, those related to south korean culture gaining global popularity since the 1990s. for this screen, local based d’strict has created an anamorphic illusion projection properly titled wave.

Way cool!