Lottery luck: It's not much fun to discover that a car tyre is low on air, necessitating a stop at a petrol station with an air pump. But for a man from Michigan USA it led to winning a whopping $2 million. The fellow was driving his wife's truck when he realised one of the tyres was going soft. He pulled into the nearest petrol station, but didn't have coins for the air pump. That led him to enter the adjoining store to get some change, and he decided to pick up a lottery ticket while he was at it. The winner and his wife will invest their winnings in a new home and maybe they'll even get a new, airtight tyre for the truck.
Bear country: When Sean Atkinson looked at the security camera to see who had broken into his home near Orillia in Ontario (Canada), he was surprised to find that the burglar was not a person, but a bear! The animal seemed to have opened the door like a human, and then it walked in nonchalantly, as though it owned the place. It rummaged around quite a bit, but didn't find much to eat in the empty pizza boxes that were lying around. Getting out of the house was a little bit trickier because the door slammed back in the poor creature's face. However, the bear made it out, with not much damage to Atkinson's home.
Subway splendor: When one thinks of subway stations in big cities, visions of concrete, graffiti and dimly lit underground corridors may come to mind. Not so in Moscow where the metro stations look more like ornately decorated dance halls. Rather than being dirty and unpleasant, these stations are beautiful and opulent. Each station in the city has its own unique design, with some featuring stained glass and chandeliers, while others display plaster mosaics and marble seating. They are unexpected sights to see while waiting to catch the train to a destination.
Lacy cookies: Judit Czinkn Por of Ajka in Hungary probably never expected that her skill at painting porcelain would transfer to cookie decorating. That is just what happened, and today the artist is a well-known pastry chef with her own shop. She is able to turn a gingerbread cookie into a creative edible that appears to be covered in traditional Hungarian lace and delicate flowers. She has expanded her decorating to included cartoon characters and animal figures. As can be imagined, completing a batch of cookies takes Por a long time, so she is unable to keep up with the demand. However, she shares her talent through teaching.