New Wallenberg investigation wanted. Loreen’s bangs. Arlanda—most expensive. 11-year-old Linus is smarter than a professor.
New Wallenberg investigation wanted
A Russian human rights organization wants a new investigation of Raoul Wallenberg's death. Nikita Petrov, spokesperson of the organization called Memorial, said, “Murder is a crime and it is important to establish who was responsible and how it happened.” Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. After World War II he was taken prisoner by the Soviet Union—and since then his destiny is a mystery. Memorial now wants to launch a murder investigation on the Swedish diplomat’s death. “The investigation of Wallenberg’s death ought to be resumed,” Petrov said at a press conference in Moscow. “In my opinion it should be done as a criminal investigation.” According to the official Soviet version, Wallenberg died of a heart attack in a Soviet prison on July 17, 1947. "I have no reason not to believe the date, but there is reason to doubt how he died. He was probably killed in the same way as his cell mate and chauffeur. Documents have been found where it is obvious that his cell mate (the German diplomat Willy) Rodel was killed intentionally,” said Petrov. Said Swedish politician and diplomat Olle Wästberg, who was also at the press conference: “We expect the Russian authorities to let foreign researchers have access to the archives as well.” Raoul Wallenberg would have turned 100 this month.
Swede Loreen easily won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. Now she's celebrated as a heroine back in Sweden and it's only a question of time as to when the streets will be filled with Loreen look-alikes. Her wild hair style has become the talk of town. “Many people comment on her hairdo, it’s really cool. And she has a lot of hair. People come in here asking to get her bangs,” says hairdresser to the stars Bobby Onducu of Bobby’s Hårstudio in Stockholm. But the long, thick tresses and bangs all the way down to the eyes is not for everyone, and not particularly great for the season either. “I try to avoid cutting bangs on my customers at summer. It tends to fall in the eyes, you don’t get your forehead tan, and it’s warm and sweaty.” And the hairdo can be difficult to mimic. In order to succeed with Loreen’s hair you have to either be blessed with a great, thick mane, or use fake hair. “She must have fake hair to get it to look like it does. But most of it is her own,” Bobby says.
Arlanda, most expensive
Arlanda has the most expensive parking of all airports in Europe, according to a study presented by Expedia.se. The airport is also one of the airports most far away from the nearest city center. The study compares parking and Wi-Fi prices as well as how many destinations the airport has connections to, and how far away from the nearest city it is. Parking at Arlanda costs 80 SEK ($11), while the second most expensive airport (Heathrow) costs 74 SEK ($10.17), followed by Copenhagen (42 SEK, $5.70) The cheapest airport to park at is Charles-de-Gaulle outside Paris, where the price is 22 SEK ($3) an hour. Being located 4.4 miles (25 U.S. miles) outside Stockholm makes Arlanda one of the airports most far away from the center of a city. Only Oslo Airport is further away with 4.7 miles (29 U.S. miles). Copenhagen Airport is the airport closest to the city center with only 8 kilometers (4.9 miles). Wi-Fi at Arlanda costs 49 SEK ($6.74) an hour, which means only the airports in Brussels, Copenhagen and Madrid are more expensive. In Brussels, wifi costs 88 SEK ($12.10), in Copenhagen 71 SEK ($9.76) and at Madrid’s Barajas airport 66 SEK ($9.07). More and more airports offer free Wi-Fi, something Amsterdam, Oslo and Vienna have already started doing.
11 year old Linus is smarter than a professor
Linus Hovmoller Zou is 11 years old and very smart. So smart in fact, that he helped his father, a professor of structural chemistry at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University, solve a scientific problem. “We tried solving these puzzles, and finally we did,” Linus says. “I was happy, but I think he was even happier, because I didn’t understand how big it was.” What Linus did was help his father Sven Hovmöller solve a problem he’d been wrestling with for eight years. Sven had asked his son to have a look at the problem after noticing the way Linus had solved a sudoku puzzle the previous day. He says it was the fifth time he had attempted to solve the problem. Sven Hovmöller says the reason Linus was able to help him out was that he went into it with no preconceptions. "I think I know too much about this so I know so many things—keeping so many pictures and knowledge in my head at the same time, it can be a bit muddled; you don't see the forest for the trees. But Linus, who didn't know anything about chemistry or crystallography, disfraction patterns or those things, he came with a clear and unspoiled brain," he says. Hovmöller says his son has contributed greatly to the solving of the problem—finding patterns in the electro microscope images. Linus says he does not usually help his parents with job related problems, only domestic ones. Linus also states he wants to be either a scientist or an artist when he grows up. And yes, he has been named as co-author of his father’s article "Structures of pseudo-decagonal approximants in AlU+2212CoU+2212Ni" in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
Talk of the town: Loreen’s hair—with thick, long bangs—it is what everybody wants right now.