Every once in a while someone comes along and shows that we can do things differently. One of those people is BBC News foreign correspondent Anna Holligan.
Yesterday, Holligan posted a video on Twitter to bring us the daily news update from the Netherlands as she cycled along.
Check it out below.
Dutch news from the cycle path.
Early edition. pic.twitter.com/7ShdDaTzLk
— anna holligan 🎙 (@annaholligan) May 3, 2021
I had just one question: Why?
For Holligan, the idea came in a moment of serendipitous inspiration. After seeing her colleague Adam Fleming shoot the political headlines from Westminster on his phone, “it occurred to me I could do exactly the same from my bike as I cycle,” she tells me.
In case you weren’t aware, there are quite hefty fines (€95 [$114]) for using your phone while cycling in the Netherlands. However, Holligan has a solution that’s 100% legal: a selfie stick! Finally, someone is doing something useful…