I am working on a serious post (really) but for today, here's a lesson in cultural differences, courtesy of Reuters. It's a story I'm confident you won't see on the NBC Nightly News:
If the video doesn't come up below, you can get it at this link.
(One of the inventor's names sounds like Bart Garrett, which adds an additional degree of humor for those of us who know someone else by that name. All the more so, because it's not hard to imagine him inventing something like this.)