Odd Czech News: April 14, 2015

Odd Czech News: April 14, 2015

Teens walk through Czech villages covered in hay in odd Easter tradition
VICE, April 10 – For “Vodění Jidáše” (Marching Judas), some villages in Bohemia dress their eldest teenager in hay and march him through the town (see link for photos)
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Dog takes boy for a walk in Czech village
Daily Mail, April 7 – a dashcam captures the hilarious moment a huge St. Bernard drags its owner behind in an unnamed Czech village.
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Czech cyclist forced to remove false teeth mid-race
Sky Sports, April 7 – Zdeněk Štybar was forced to remove his false teeth after they began rattling halfway through the Tour de Flanders.
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Czech sailor found at sea with nothing but a page torn from an atlas
Telegraph, March 28 – Czech Michal Trejbal, 40, was rescued near the Isle of Wight after his yacht collided with rocks. The boat had no navigation equipment – Trejbal was sailing with a single page torn out of an atlas. 
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Wild boar breaks into Zlín zoo, gets torn apart by hyenas
iDnes, April 9 – Things didn’t end well for this wild boar’s visit to the zoo, which was partially caught on security cameras.
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World’s last male northern white rhino kept under armed guard
World.Mic, April 14 – Sudan, the last male rhino of his kind and a former resident of the ZOO Dvůr Králové, is now under 24-hour armed guard in Kenya to protect him from poachers.
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Is this the most tolerant news reporter ever? 
Mirror Online, April 1 – This Czech news reader keeps his cool during a live broadcast as pranksters continually mug on camera.
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Czech court sentences Russian to 2.5 years for drunken airplane brawl
Reuters, April 13 – Yevgeny Rothshtein, a former soccer player who forced an emergency landing in Prague on a 2006 Aeroflot flight after trying to get in the cockpit and threatening to blow up the plane, was sentenced by a Czech court on Monday. 
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Luggage porters replace missing escalator for Prague airport travelers
Fox News, April 10 – The missing escalators at Prague’s new metro station have been relayed by news agencies around the world; officials insist it isn’t a mistake. 
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Man dressed as Adolf Hitler tries to pick up women in Brno
Firstpost.com, April 13 – YouTube pranksters Shy Chickens tried these groan-inducing pickup lines from a man dressed as Hitler on the streets of Brno.
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Record amount of cocaine found in Lidl banana shipment
New York Times, April 3 – In a story that quickly made its way across the world, 100 kg of cocaine (a street value of $40 million) was found inside a shipment of bananas to the supermarket. 
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Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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