Shoelaces As Seen In The News

In the News

Shoelaces occasionally make an appearance in the news, where they have been involved in good and bad, happy and sad events. Here's some excerpts from various news stories involving shoelaces.

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News Story Excerpts – 2006

Shoelace costs museum dear as vases are shattered

– The Guardian (UK), 31-Jan-2006

Shattered Qing dynasty vases (photo: The Guardian)

According to witnesses, an unfortunate visitor tripped over his shoelace and fell on to three Qing dynasty vases, shattering them.

The man kept pointing to his shoelace, saying, 'There it is; that's the culprit.

Full story on The Guardian website

Ian's Comment: See also the follow-up story from 2007.

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