The Local was caught off guard this week when several overseas media outlets ran a story on a Swedish woman being married to the Berlin Wall.
Our surprise, however, was not that we were scooped (after all, Aftonbladet ran a story on Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer back in 2002 and Svenska Dagbladet mentioned her in a piece about the Berlin Biennal art festival earlier this month).
Rather, we were curious to know why the story suddenly popped up just now.
Our best guess is that a film about the wall shown at the festival featured Ms. Berliner-Mauer, and caught the eye of the British tabloid press.
Anyone else have a better (or more interesting) theory?