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Indonesian coronavirus quarantine violators are being locked in haunted houses

May 4th, 2020

Indonesian officials are using abandoned buildings as makeshift quarantine centers for people who refuse to follow lockdown guidelines. Some of the buildings are believed to be haunted, serving as additional motivation for citizens to follow the rules. No actual ghost sightings have been reported thus far. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Social distancing and …

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The world’s largest bee is back from the dead after nearly four decades

February 21st, 2019

Finding an endangered or otherwise rare species in the wild can be very challenging for scientists, but hunting down something as small as a bee after nearly three decades of presumed extinction? Well that’s another kind of challenge entirely. A colossal bee called Megachile pluto, and also known by the name Wallace’s giant bee, has …

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Researchers discover hidden lakes in Indonesia packed with jellyfish

March 1st, 2018

When you think of jellyfish you probably imagine them drifting listlessly in the ocean current, but there’s actually several places on Earth where jellyfish thrive in landlocked marine lakes. These lakes, which are filled with saltwater, can sometimes pop up in unexpected places. Researchers working in Indonesia have discovered a whopping 42 new, undocumented marine …

Indonesia threatens to ban BIS, BlackBerry Messenger

December 12th, 2011

The Indonesian government has threatened to ban Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Messenger and BIS services in the country following the company’s decision to install a server in Singapore instead of in Indonesia. “Because RIM has not been cooperative, it is possible that we will soon end BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) and BBM service,” a member …

RIM boss in Indonesia faces charges following BlackBerry stampede

December 5th, 2011

Research In Motion’s top executive in Indonesia is facing charges from the government after more than 90 people were hurt when chaos broke out during the launch of RIM’s BlackBerry 9790 in Jakarta. Police confirmed Monday that Andrew Cobham, who has been identified as RIM’s Indonesia CEO by Reuters, will be charged with negligence, which has …

BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch causes mayhem, 90 injured in Indonesia [video]

November 25th, 2011

A 50% discount on the just-launched BlackBerry Bold 9790 had mall shoppers in a frenzy in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday. Reportedly, as many as 90 people were injured after shoppers fell out of line and into a disorderly crowd when word came out that the retailer selling the device wouldn’t have enough units to satisfy …