Those of us stateside may not be privy to the news that Scotland is set to vote on a national referendum to become an independent country from the United Kingdom (the UK currently consists of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). Since they are officially a single country, no checkpoints currently exist between the two territories. However, an intrepid group of pranksters set out to give the public a taste of what the future might hold in the form of a mini border checkpoint complete with a booth, car barriers, and cones. Cones! That's how you know they mean business.
Hundreds of Bank of Scotland customers, many of them college students, flocked to a malfunctioning ATM in Glasgow after a rumor began spreading on Twitter yesterday it was paying out double the amount of the customers' withdrawal requests. The bank quickly responded by having police officers dispatched on the scene and resetting the ATM, but a spokesperson later confirmed that it will be difficult to trace all payments made during that time and it remains unclear what action can be taken by the bank to seek any reparations.