Well perhaps not if you're in Greece, which defaults on a $1.6bn loan today, EL James who was burnt in a Twitter Q&A or Australian smoker convict...
THE BIG FAT GREEK CRISIS
Greece loses its financial life-line from the European Central Bank today, the day it has until 6pm Washington time to pay off a debt of $1.6bn to the IMF. On Sunday the country will vote whether or not to agree to cost-cutting terms set out by international creditors, and PM Alexis Tsipras has said he'll quit if the public doesn't back his 'No' to austerity stance, says The BBC.
ASTEROID DAY WARNING
It's Asteroid Day, so Queen guitarist and doctor of astrophysics Brian May, along with a group of astronauts and scientists are marking the occasion by warning that we need to speed up the search for killer meteors heading towards earth with potentially catastrophic consequences. "We’ve seen some great films, like Bruce Willis saving the day, but it is a very serious threat,” Dr May told The Guardian.
TIME STANDS STILL
Scientists may not be ready to hold off deadly asteroids yet but tonight they're adding an extra second to Time. The 'leap second' to be added tonight will adjust our clocks to account for the slowing down of the earth's rotation, reports The Mail.
AUSTRALIA JAIL SMOKING RIOT
A maximum security jail outside Melbourne went into partial lockdown after a riot involving 300 prisoners. Authorities wouldn't confirm the cause but the protest comes ahead of the introduction of a state-wide smoking ban in prisons, says Australia's ABC.
SHADE THROWN IN E.L. JAMES INTERVIEW
The Shades of Grey author got a roasting when interview hashtag #AskELJames was used to ask the writer awkward questions about romanticizing stalking and even her questionable writing skills. "#AskELJames what's it like telling millions of women it's okay to be in an abusive relationship as long as he's rich," The Mirror quoted one user as saying.