In Brief

Which country has the most skilled gamers?

And other stories from the stranger side of life

1.jpg

Finland has the most skilled gamers on the planet according to a new survey. It was followed by Canada and Sweden, while the United States came in at sixth place. England missed the top 10 coming in at 12th but there was good news for Scotland, which was found to be the best at driving games.

Bear wanders into a US fire station  

Fire fighters were surprised when a bear wandered into their station in Connecticut. “Yesterday was a bear of a day! While doing our morning station cleaning and equipment checks one of our firefighters spotted a bear in the lot behind our fire station,” said the station's post on Facebook. The animal was relocated to a more suitable habitat.

Breast implants save a woman's life 

A woman’s life was saved by her breast implants when they deflected a bullet that was shot into her chest. The lucky 30-year-old was walking in Canada when she was shot. Later, medics discovered how she survived. “Indeed breast implants can save lives,” said a doctor.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For a round-up of the most important stories from around the world - and a concise, refreshing and balanced takeon the week’s news agenda - try The Week magazine. Start your trial subscription today –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recommended

Lebanon one year on from the Beirut blast
The aftermath of the explosion in the port of Beirut
In Depth

Lebanon one year on from the Beirut blast

‘Third wave in retreat’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Third wave in retreat’

Aliens ‘use stars to communicate’
Night sky
Tall Tales

Aliens ‘use stars to communicate’

What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’
Covid warning in Australia
Today’s big question

What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’

Popular articles

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns
Flooding in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns

Does the Tokyo Olympics branding amount to cultural appropriation?
BBC Tokyo Olympics trailer
Expert’s view

Does the Tokyo Olympics branding amount to cultural appropriation?

The Week Footer Banner