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12 December 2017 20:30 (South Africa)

99 toy balloons scare South Koreans

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

South Korea was on security alert early on Friday morning, as "flying objects resembling parachutes" had landed on a mountain the previous evening. The defence ministry was concerned, giving growing tensions with North Korea, but it turned out the objects were merely toy balloons released by kindergarten children. (Okay, we admit it, there were actually about 40 to 50 toy balloons, not 99.) Read more: City Press

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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