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People sending text messages in the centre of the Belgian city of Antwerp have been provided with dedicated temporary "text walking lanes" so that they do not collide with pedestrians. The initiative - some would say publicity stunt - is the brainchild of a smartphone store based in the city. It says that a significant number of mobile phone breakages happen because of "text walking" collisions. There are now believed to be more mobile phones in the world than people.
The very British tradition of "tea-time" was introduced to the British Isles by the Portuguese.
No wonder they don't want to join the EU. They probably suspect us of wanting to steal their brooms!
I really wish other nations had done this, "L'homme chauve-souris" or "Il uomo pipistrelli" would have been fantastic!