Bend, Oregon

There will soon only be one Blockbuster left in the world, as a branch of the video-rental chain is set close in Perth, Australia this week. The last Blockbuster standing is in Bend, Oregon. The outlet has become part-video rental shop, part-museum, as nostalgia for an age of VHS brings a generation of sofa cinephiles to come peruse the available tapes. At its peak in 2004, Blockbuster employed 84,300 people worldwide in its 9,094 stores.
An American man who was inches from death after contracting the bubonic plague from a stray cat will survive, but at the