Snowshoers create golf course art

A Finnish artist gathered a group of snowshoe enthusiasts to create a work of art on a golf course that can only be seen from the sky.

Janne Pyykko said, “I was interested in the social side of the experiment — could I make the instructions good enough and also be able to guide the others?”

Pyykko designed a snowflake pattern that would allow the snowshoeing volunteers to create the patterns while leaving other areas untouched.

The design was created at the Lofkulla Golf course in Espoo. The artist said the work will eventually be covered by fresh snow or it will melt. He said the temporary nature of the piece is part of its meaning.

Lawyer turns into a cat during Zoom session

A Texas lawyer attending a virtual hearing via Zoom had to clarify that he is “not a cat” when he was unable to turn off a filter that turned his face into a kitten.

A video of the 394th Judicial District Court hearing, posted to YouTube, shows lawyer Rod Ponton struggling with some technical difficulties when he logged into the meeting to find his photo was replaced with the image of a cat’s face.

“I’m here live. I’m not a cat,” Ponton says in the video.

Judge Roy Ferguson, who presides over the district, tweeted a clip from the video as a caution to other court professionals.

“Important Zoom Tip: If a child uses your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off. This kitten just made a formal announcement on a case in the 394th,” Ferguson tweeted.

A follow-up tweet commended Ponton on handling the situation with professionalism.

A unique way to reserve parking spots!

A Chicago man’s unusual method to reserve parking space is gaining attention on social media after he perfected a method of freezing his pants so they stand on their own.

Adam Selzer of West Ridge posted photos to Twitter showing him reserving a shovelled-out parking space using pairs of frozen pants that he shaped to stand up on their own.

Reserving parking spaces is common in Chicago, with residents often using lawn chairs or traffic cones to mark the spots they shovelled.

“Polar vortex fun: pants with nobody inside them! Soak a pair, put outside. In about 20 minutes you can form them to shape, and in another 20 minutes they’re solid,” Seltzer wrote in a Twitter post that has since gone viral.

Man gives venomous cobra a drink!

An Indian man came to the rescue of a thirsty — and potentially deadly — cobra by pouring water from a bottle into the venomous snake’s mouth.

The video, shared by Indian Forest Service officer Susanta Nanda, shows the man, believed to be an IFS official, gently holding the water bottle while the cobra drinks from the opening.

The man touches the cobra with his other hand to keep the snake steady and calm while drinking.

Published in Dawn, Young World, February 27th, 2021

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