Oct. 12 (UPI) — Another island in the United Arab Emirates has set a new Guinness World Record by creating a unique art installation. Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi displayed a total of 1,100 messages in bottles, breaking the previous record. Guests at various hotels on the island were invited to write messages about their love for the island, and the notes were put in bottles and arranged on the beach to spell out phrases. The resulting installation was recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest display of messages in bottles. This project was inspired by the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris.
In other news, a flight from Guadalajara to Mexico City faced an unusual delay when the plane was infested with mosquitoes. Passengers onboard the Volaris flight had to swat away mosquitoes and flight attendants even sprayed bug spray to control the situation. The infestation occurred due to the airport’s location near heavy vegetation and frequent flood waters, making it an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Meanwhile, a gas station in British Columbia captured an amusing incident on its security camera. A black bear was recorded walking into the store, grabbing a packet of gummy bears, and then casually walking out to enjoy its stolen snack. The store owners found it amusing and were not bothered by the bear’s visit, describing it as a bear with a sweet tooth.
In New Zealand, a man attempted to set a new world record for bungee jumping. Mike Hurd successfully completed 941 bungee jumps in 24 hours, surpassing the previous record of 765 jumps. This record-breaking achievement also aimed to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation, as the jumper wanted to bring attention to mental health issues in the country.
Lastly, residents in Jefferson County, Missouri, have been concerned about a four-point buck that appears to be domesticated. The deer has a collar around its neck with the word “pet” painted on its coat. While some residents find it fascinating, officials have stated that it is illegal to domesticate wildlife in the area. There are also concerns about chronic wasting disease, which can have a severe impact on deer populations.