每日英語跟讀 Ep.K071: About Germany - German pilot makes point with syringe in the sky
German pilot Samy Kramer has traced a giant syringe in the sky, flying 200 kilometers to remind people about the start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Europe.
The 20-year-old pilot mapped out the route he would need to take on a GPS device before taking to the skies near Lake Constance in southern Germany. The syringe-shaped route showed up on internet site flightradar24.
"There are still relatively many people opposing the vaccination and my action may be a reminder for them to think about the topic, to get things moving", Kramer told Reuters TV on Sunday.
"Perhaps it was also a bit of a sign of joy, because the aviation industry has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic", Kramer said.
A university in Germany is offering ’Scholarships for Doing Nothing’ 德國大學提供「無所事事獎學金」
One university is offering students from around the world the opportunity to win a $1,900 scholarship for doing nothing at all.
The unique scholarship program — called "Scholarships for Doing Nothing" — is offered by the HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany.
Friedrich von Borries, a design professor at HFBK, created the scholarship to challenge social perceptions of achievement and success.
"The world we are living in is driven by the belief in success, in growth, in money. This thinking was leading us into the ecological crisis — and social injustice — we are living in," Borries told CNN.
Borries said that his idea was partly inspired by the lack of activity during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Source article: https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/world/paper/1422914 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1399829