In November 2011, Paul Frampton, a theoretical particle physicist, met Denise Milani, a Czech bikini model, on the online dating site Mate1 He hoped to meet Milani the next morning, but by then she had been called away to another photo shoot in Brussels.
She was gorgeous — dark-haired and dark-eyed, with a supposedly natural DDD breast size. But he remembered how comforting it felt to be chatting with her, like having a companion in the next room. She promised to send him a ticket to join her there, so Frampton, who had checked into the Eva Palace Hotel, worked on a physics paper while he waited for it to arrive. A ticket to Buenos Aires eventually came, with the promise that another ticket to Brussels was on the way.
He thought it must be for an upgrade to first class, but when he arrived at the airline counter, he was greeted by several policemen.
Asked to identify his luggage — “That’s my bag,” he said, “the other one’s not my bag, but I checked it in” — he waited while the police tested the contents of a package found in the “Milani” suitcase. I first met Frampton this past fall in the prison warden’s office in Devoto, one of the few remaining old-style jails in Buenos Aires, so dilapidated that its windows stick open and rain leaks through the roof. He was wearing a red Adidas tracksuit (“Adidas seems to have a franchise in Devoto,” he said), running shoes and a tattered Barbour coat to keep warm.
Frampton was expecting to be given an Hermès or a Louis Vuitton, but the bag was an utterly commonplace black cloth suitcase with wheels. She told him it had “sentimental value.” The next morning, he filled it with his dirty laundry and headed to the airport.But by the time the ticket materialized, Frampton had gotten a friend to send him a ticket to Raleigh.He had been gone for 15 days and was ready to go home.A guardarli nel video, già diventato virale sul Web, i passanti che attraversano una stradina di Safjoerur, piccolo centro nella parte nord-ovest dell’Islanda, sembrano fluttuare sulle strisce.Sarà anche per questo divertente effetto ottico che...