The news this week has been dominated by Ferguson, but if you looked around at some of the other stories, making the news, you will be surprised at how seemingly fictitious situations are happening in the real world.
1. The three finger salute of resistance
In scenes reminiscent of Hunger Games, Thai students were arrested for making the three finder salute in silent dissent against a brutal authoritarian state. It became so popular after the Thai coup that the authorities warned they would arrest anyone in a large group who gave the salute and refused to lower their arm when ordered. Army officials later confirmed that the students were taken to a military camp and were detained for "attitude adjustment", reported The Nation.