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Gang Releases Over 1,000 Cockroaches In Taipei Restaurant During Dinner Rush

This news story from Taiwan should make us glad the recent spate of violent Lower Mainland gang activity has yet to involve cockroaches…

(via) Focus Taiwan quotes Taipei Police Commissioner Chen Jia-chang as saying five members of a crime ring called Bamboo Union released over 1,000 of the critters in a restaurant during the dinner rush last week because the owner of the restaurant in question (ironically named ‘G House’) was heavily indebted to their organisation:

Chen condemned the behavior and called it an act of violence, similar to attacking people with excrement or paint, adding that those convicted will be dealt with in accordance with law.

Yu Yung-lien (余永廉), deputy chief of the Zhongshan Police sub-station, said two men in black broke into the restaurant and tossed more than 1,000 small roaches — the type fed to fish — into the air near a counter on the second floor at 7:24 p.m. Monday […]

Based on footage from surveillance cameras, police have targeted five suspects, four men and a woman, he said. Two of them were responsible for dumping the roaches in the restaurant, two were on the lookout outside and one was a driver. They left the location in different directions and different vehicles to avoid police surveillance, but Yu said the police will arrest them.

We Want to Play Japan’s Dangerous Game of Bo-Taoshi

Played on sports days in Japanese schools, the brutal game of Bo-Taoshi was originated by cadets in the Second World War.

Brave Birder on an E-Scooter Chases Down Dastardly Bike Thief

This bike thief had no idea what he was up against when he crossed paths with a guy looking for young family of crows.

Short Film Teases Reopening of Characteristically Noisy New York City

As case counts drop and vaccination numbers rise, the loud but comforting crush of urban life is coming back.

What Would Happen If an American President Authorized a Nuclear Missile Attack

Complex 571-7 is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.