The weirdest story of 2020 (so far) just got stranger. Yamaha released a PSA reminding people that instrument cases are for instruments only. Stay with us…
Why? In the latest edition of whacky social media challenges, people are climbing into instrument cases to attempt the #CarlosGhosnChallenge. Yup, this is real.
Flashback: Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn skipped bail in Japan by hiding in an instrument case with breathing holes in the bottom. He’s currently in Lebanon.
- Kids, don’t try this at home. Yamaha tweeted, “Musical instrument and audio equipment cases are designed to hold musical instruments and audio equipment. Please use them correctly.” Wow…I almost forgot! Thanks, Yamaha!
How Does It Affect Your Wallet?
It’s a little shocking how easy it was to smuggle a fugitive (and a former CEO) in a giant, unchecked case onboard a private plane and fly across international borders.
I mean, imagine what else could’ve fit in that giant instrument case? 1000 tangerines, 500 Harry Potter books, 40 Minority Mindset hoodies; the list goes on!
In all seriousness: It does raise some questions about security checks for private flights.
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