A car-thief makes off with a car, not realizing there’s an eight-year-old boy sitting inside. A man reports a deer to the police for allegedly harassing his family and, the police are searching high and low for a suspect who escaped from a police station – handcuffed. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
This year’s World Orienteering Championship hosted by the Czech Republic ended in drama for the man slated to win hands-down. The six-fold world champion in orienteering – France’s Thierry Gueorgiou – was well on his way to a seventh gold medal when –less than a mile from the finish line – he suddenly ran off the course and disappeared from public view. It later transpired that he had been stung by a bee which flew straight into his open mouth. His tongue swelled so badly he could hardly breathe and fearing for his life medics bundled him into a helicopter on stand-by for emergencies and rushed him to the nearest hospital. Gueorgiou soon recovered but the bee deprived him of the coveted seventh gold medal, handing a surprise victory in the men’s relay event to the French archrivals – the United Kingdom. This race is not one that the unhappy French athlete will care to remember but ironically he got his first break in the Czech Republic – at the World Orienteering Championship in Mariánské Lázně in 1991 where he won the spectator race in his age category. As the English-language version of the internet daily Aktualně noted, this time it was just not meant to be(e).
Officers in Prague are searching high and low for a suspect who managed to escape from a Prague police station in handcuffs where he was waiting to be questioned. The incident is not only deeply embarrassing but has got a number of officers in hot water with the police inspection team. Now they are hoping to save face by re-capturing the suspect as soon as possible.
There are lots of culinary events to choose from in the summer time –and if you were so inclined you could spend your holidays going from one to another. This week would have taken you to Štramberk – the town that produces the famous Štramberk ears – for an omelet party on the town’s main square. The chef made an omelet out of 500 eggs and onlookers were asked to help. He certainly broke a number of records – not only in terms of size. He whipped up a meal in 15 minutes for 160 people. The special pan he used was made to order in 1996, it weighs 130 kilos and is two meters wide. From Štramberk you could have gone to the town of Ostrá which held a medieval food bash out in the open. People queued up for roast pork and game, a variety of meat pies, bread rolls with union, sweet raisin cakes and home-made cheese. And, if you still hadn’t had enough, you could have traveled to Miroslav in the south of the country, for a dumpling-eating contest. The dumplings were sweet – filled with apricots, slathered in butter and rolled in sugar. A great summer dish, but I doubt you would have stood a chance against this year’s champion who consumed 75 dumplings in the space of twenty minutes. Well, Czechs have a natural advantage – they’ve been eating dumplings all their lives.