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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.
A masterpiece of Norwegian engineering
You missed St Valentine's day this year and will be sleeping on the couch for the next few weeks? Don't worry! Here are a few more occasions to celebrate St Valentine: Nov 3, Jan 7, July 25, July 6 and July 30.