每日英語跟讀 Ep.K368: About Germany - German firefighters ‘free’ high-school exam from locked safe
Firefighters in the western German town of Bocholt received an unusual distress call Friday from a local high school after teachers were unable to open a safe containing the questions for a final-year exam that students were due to take.
Firefighters raced to the scene to find that the lock had jammed and set about sawing open the safe, the Bocholt fire department said.
“That way the students were able to sit their exam with about an hour’s delay,” it said.
While teachers cheered the firefighters for saving the day, the reaction from students was mixed.
“Some of them would probably have enjoyed a sunny day off instead,” said fire department spokesman Matthias Hanne.
德國野生動物園為一隻叫普廷的豬重新命名 German wildlife park renames Putin the pig
An animal park in Bavaria that had named one of its wild boars Putin due to its Russian genetic heritage held a ceremony to rechristen the hairy hog with a German name following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Eckard Mickish, operator of the park, said he named the boar after Russian President Vladimir Putin three years ago upon its arrival. At nearly 200 kg, the hog weighed around three times as much as those typically found in Germany.
But lately whenever Mickish had to do a roll call of the boar for visitors, a shiver went down his spine when mentioning Putin. He also worried how Ukrainian visitors would feel.
He soon came to the conclusion that no pig deserved this name so the park announced on social media a search for a new name. About 2,700 suggestions poured in, and Eberhofer - the name of a policeman from a popular Bavarian book series - won the vote.
他很快就決定，沒有任何豬應該被叫做這個名字，因此園方在社群媒體公開徵求新名字。約2700則建議蜂擁而入，而艾伯霍弗—巴伐利亞一本暢銷書裡面一名警察的名字—雀屏中選。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1517176 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1514187