Greek banking meltdown, Kanye West at Glastonbury, Peter Jackson’s Hobbit House and more…
GREEK BANKS SHUT
World stock markets took a tumble this morning after the European Central Bank announced it would cut off emergency funding on Tuesday, the day Greece is due to pay back a €1.6bn debt. Banks there will be closed all week and ATM withdrawals will be limited to just $66 a day for locals.Greece owes €323bn to creditors,says CNN.
BRITISH TOURISTS RETURN FROM TUNISIA
British PM David Cameron todaycalled the fight against ISIS the”the struggle of our generation”, reports The BBC,as holidaymakers headed home from Tunisia after a beach massacre there on Friday in which at least 30 British tourists were gunned down.
KANYE WAS GLASTO KING
Sort of. The Mirror was quick to point out the silliest 10 moments of West’s headline act at iconic British music festival, Glastonbury. Reviews were so-so, though his performance was stilltalk of the weekend after he declared himself ‘the greatest living rock star on the planet’, as reported by The Guardian.
PETER JACKSON’S HOBBIT HOUSE
Lord of the Rings director has transformed the basement of his New Zealand mansion into areplica of Bilbo’s house Bag End, according to The Guardian. Apparently the warren of secret rooms under his mansion isused like a playground by the Oscar-winning director andcelebrity pals includingSteven Spielberg and George Lucas.
RICE WON’T DRY OUT A WET PHONE
The best way of reviving aphone that’s fallen in water isn’t by giving it an overnighter in a bowl of rice, reveals Metro UK. Scientists suggest soaking it in pure alcohol as it draws water out and removes mineral deposits.