The Olympics are coming to Sochi, Russia and the country doesn’t want any of its citizens looking chubby in front of all those finely tuned athletes. So it’s rewarding subway riders with a free ticket if they can manage to squat 30 times in front of specially installed transit machines in the Moscow subway system. It’s a win-win-win: Passengers get a free ticket and some quick cardio and Russia gets publicity for the Sochi games. [Mashable]
It’s a lot easier than you might think for the Ruskies to start vacuuming funds from your account after they steal the account number and PIN codes from Office Max.