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News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Jan. 15, 2020

Bright Idea  |  Great Art!

The Raleigh (North Carolina) News & Observer reported on Dec. 9 that a 14-year-old runaway made a logical choice when deciding where to hide.

Around 8:30 that morning, as workers at Bed Bath & Beyond opened the store in Greenville, they discovered someone hidden in the store and called police.

Officers responded for a "breaking and entering in progress," but found only a teenage boy who had "camped out" in the store overnight. He was returned to his home. [Raleigh News & Observer, 12/9/2019]

In Miami Beach, Florida, you don't even have to leave the oceanfront to get caught in a traffic nightmare.

For Miami's Art Basel, Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich unveiled on Dec. 3 a masterpiece three months in the making: sand sculptures of 66 actual-size cars and trucks locked in a traffic jam, which he calls "Order of Importance."

His artwork is meant to bring attention to the climate crisis, Dezeen reported.

The work includes several lanes of traffic split by a traffic divider. Most of the vehicles are partially submerged in a nod to rising sea levels created by global warming.

"As an artist, I am in a constant struggle to make people aware of this reality," Erlich said. It is his largest project to date. [DeZeen, 12/4/2019]