Good morning Aleteia readers! We hope you had a good night’s rest, here’s some links for your commute!
Ellie Farnfield was riding the London metro when she was suddenly stricken with a seizure. Of course she blacked out, but when she woke up she was off the train and in a hospital with no explanation but this note:
Hi Eleanor. I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. You had a seizure on the train and I took you off. You didn’t hit your head but I may have hurt your leg as I walked on it before realizing you were on the floor having a fit! Sorry! I’m also sorry I can’t stay with you now but here is a coffee to perk you up later and £10 to make sure you get a taxi home. Sorry I don’t have anymore money so I hope you don’t live far away. I’ve contacted people from your phone and medical help is on its way and you’re with train staff. Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery. Love Tom
There are 5 Russian scientists who have been trapped for 2 weeks on a remote Arctic island by a sleuth of bears:
Polar bears are not uncommon in the area, which is surrounded by pack ice in the winter, but the local population has more than doubled this year to around a dozen. And the stranded meteorologists have run out of the flares they use to scare off the beasts. “The bears live in the Arctic, you know — we can’t ban them from hanging around,” station supervisor Vasily Shevchenko told NBC News by telephone from the northern city of Arkhangelsk. “Worst case, the station chief has a gun.”
The underground train stations in London have all had their advertisements replaced by pictures of cats.
CATS stands for the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service, and they’re the team responsible for this rather bizarre campaign. It was funded via Kickstarter by almost 700 people who pledged over 23k GBP to get the project up and running, and as organizer James Turner noted in a blog, “This isn’t a clever marketing stunt. The people behind it are volunteers. We want to inspire people to think differently about the world and realize they have the power to change it.”