FRIDAY FUN – June 12, 2020

And now it's time for FRIDAY FUN!

Love from pets, music from the Golden Gate Bridge, and prisoners take a leave of absence.

In Rome, Italy, two inmates at a prison escaped, but they said they’ll be back. Before they escaped, they left a note in their cell explaining they had personal reasons for needing to flee, said the Repubblica daily, according to the AFP. They were driven by “the need to protect their children from a nasty business they had got themselves into,” the daily said, paraphrasing the contents of the letter. The inmates said they were needed to address the situation, as their wives were also in jail. The two promised to return in about 15 days once everything was sorted, the paper said. The men were serving sentences until 2029 for non-violent crimes.

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In San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge now “plays music” for the surrounding area, but residents are not describing it as melodious. The city’s help line says the noise―variously described as a whistle, hum, howl or even scream―is caused by “high winds blowing through the newly installed railing slats along the bike path on the bridge.” A spokesman for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District told the local public radio station, “The new musical tones coming from the bridge are a known and inevitable phenomenon that stem from our wind retrofit during very high winds.” He said the retrofit is “necessary to ensure the safety and structural integrity of the bridge for generations to come.”

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