13 most fun and moralizing events that shocked the world in 2018
Coins thrown into the engine of the aircraft, successful selfies against the background of art objects, sex on the top of the pyramid and other funny and outrageous cases involving travelers around the world …
In December 2018, the Denver authorities (USA, Colorado) arrested 18-year-old Jake Siebenlist for vandalism, who was in a sane state and remembered everything.
At the Denver Museum of Art, a young man destroyed 10 works of art dating from the second century A.D. The incident was recorded on surveillance cameras and handed over to the police.
The night ascent of two Danish tourists to the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the subsequent sexual intercourse, with photo and video evidence of this event on social networks, became the reason for the investigation of the Egyptian prosecutor’s office, which called the act of foreigners “insulting the great historical heritage” and “public morality” Of Egypt. ”
They found accomplices of the Danes: they were two employees of the complex of the pyramids of Giza. As it turned out, getting up to the Great Pyramid at night costs a lot of money, judging by the Egyptians’ income level: the Danes did this by paying $ 223 to their accomplices.
Selfies and other “selfies” against the background of objects of art and monuments have become one of the most common ways tourists spoil cultural property and objects. Russia is also on this list.
So, at the end of October, when trying to take a selfie, a girl in Yekaterinburg, who came to the exhibition at the Art Center “Main Avenue”, damaged the painting of Salvador Dali and the painting of Francisco Goya. According to TASS, Goya’s work had a broken frame and glass, while Dali, in addition to breaking, also damaged the canvas. A visitor from Chelyabinsk explained that she accidentally touched the structure on which the picture was placed. The police decided not to institute criminal proceedings in connection with the absence of corpus delicti.
Two tourists face up to 10 years in a Thai prison for painting a 13th-century brick wall in northern Bangkok with spray paint. As it turned out, Britney Schneider from Canada and Lee Furlong from the UK were drunk and wanted to have fun.
Before them were the wall and gates of Tha Pae, a popular and revered attraction by Thais. “Artists” were found through video recordings and sent to prison. They could only get out of there on bail of 6 thousand dollars, and they were not allowed to leave Thailand while the trial was going on.
A group of teenagers pushed a rock from a cliff at Cape Brimham in North Yorkshire in England, which inflicted permanent damage to this natural formation, which is millions of years old.
According to police, a group of five young people was noticed that threw a large stone from the rock of Brimham Rocks. Not only did this “prank” forever change the protected natural landscape, it turned out that the provoked rockfall killed one of the visitors below.
The quarrel of two foreign tourists in Rome because of a better selfie spot at the Trevi Fountain turned into a mass brawl and became the most discussed topic on social networks in August 2018. Two women: a 19-year-old tourist from Holland and a 44-year-old American could still agree and share the best, in their opinion, selfie point at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. They wanted to be photographed in this place at the same time, but separately. But one third, who was nearby, deliberately waited, provoked a conflict and watched what was happening from the side, taking it in a photo and video, posting it later on social networks.
From verbal arguments, the tourists very quickly switched to physical ones. To the aid of both conflicting parties, members of their families slowly arrived in time, according to the Italian police, eight people, including adult girls, took part in the fight. Law enforcers qualified the incident as a “quarrel with violence that arose on domestic grounds,” protocols were drawn up for the participants in the fight.
One family in Britain neglected museum rules (and common sense) when they put their child in an ancient coffin for photographing.
The artifact, which is 800 years old, made of sandstone, fell under the weight of a child from the stand. Restorers got more work done: a piece of stone broke from the coffin. But the child suffered.
The stunning exhibition of the artist Yayoi Kusama “Mirrors of Infinity”, which was held this year in Washington, is undoubtedly worthy of photography.