Graph of the day
Germans are buying slightly fewer cycles than a few years ago, but they're paying a lot more for them, a boon to the bike industry. Oddly, only 9 percent of Germans commute with pedal power, compared to 68 percent who take noxious-fume-emitting cars. That could explain the ever-rising number of traffic jams.
Photo of the day
About 80 people gathered in Hannover on Sunday to protest last week's euthanizing of Chico, a Staffordshire terrier who attacked and killed its 27-year-old owner and his 52-year-old mother on April 4. Prosecutors are investigating the deaths; authorities apparently were notified in 2011 that the dog was dangerous and his owner unfit. Source:
Quote of the day
No no no
Germany's top cop said that while no neighborhood is off limits to outsiders, some areas have drifted out of the sight of authorities. A number of social, architectural and law enforcement measures are required to reintegrate the areas, he said. When it comes to the risk of terrorism, Mr. Münch said his department has learned from the past in how to better prevent attacks.
Tweet of the day
Berlin politician Matthias Oomen was on a Dresden-bound train Sunday when the door of the bathroom he was in got stuck. Knocking didn't help, so he turned to Twitter. Deutsche Bahn's social media team sent help, but they were unsuccessful and had to bring in firemen in Dresden. Would Mr. Oomen relieve himself on a train again? Yes, he said on Twitter, "because the last time I was freed by a very attractive fireman!"