Things that are newsworthy in certain parts of the world

The Atlantic reports:

They wear knee socks, polished patent-leather shoes, and plaid jumpers, with wide-brimmed hats fastened under the chin and train passes pinned to their backpacks. The kids are as young as 6 or 7, on their way to and from school, and there is nary a guardian in sight.

A popular television show called Hajimete no Otsukai, or My First Errand, features children as young as two or three being sent out to do a task for their family. As they tentatively make their way to the greengrocer or bakery, their progress is secretly filmed by a camera crew. The show has been running for more than 25 years.

[youtube.com/watch?v=e5k5XTZy0rA]

Who knew that running an errand to the neighborhood corner kiosk in Roysambu or rural centre in Kapsowar had the potential for a whole TV show…

Watch the video to see why this makes for great entertainment.

And this is what makes for TV in Norway.

H/T Dan Wang.

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