Funny Old World: The Week's Offbeat News
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Fri 19th February 2021 | 09:32 PM
Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world: - Walking down the aisle - With bars closed and curfews in force around the world, where's a person to go these days
Paris, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2021 ) :Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world: - Walking down the aisle - With bars closed and curfews in force around the world, where's a person to go these days, to find that special someone? "Howzabout the supermarket?" -- said no one ever until a store in Hungary started handing out shopping baskets labelling their bearers as single and looking.
"Let's see what comes up, and give it a try!" 25-year-old Tamas told AFP as he wheeled his basket into a store in Csomor, Hungary, adding "we don't skip opportunities".
And you thought zoning out in the cereal aisle was fun.
Over the hills and far away, "Sled Zeppelin" was making the roads safe around Loch Lomond, while "Sir Salter Scott" was trundling around the Edinburgh suburbs.
"Snowcially distanced", meanwhile, was parked up in Glasgow.
Figuring "Come plough my road" was unlikely to get a timely response from local authorities, a man from the village of Grybova Rudnya opted for the more attention-grabbing claim that he had killed his mother's partner by stabbing him in the chest.
"But at the same time," police spokeswoman Yulia Kovtun told AFP, "he immediately warned the police that they should come to him along with a snow plough." Unfortunately for the would-be homicidal maniac, officers were able to get to his house in an SUV.
- Ice blondes - Frosted highlights at Latvian salons will give you chills -- and so will any of their other services.
"We cannot work otherwise," hairdresser Diana Silina told AFP as she prepared her equipment on the icy surface of a lake outside the capital Riga.
Health Minister Daniels Pavluts reportedly signalled his tacit support for the initiative, saying: "Getting your hair done in the forest is absolutely OK!" - Undying love - "They last forever, just like our love," says a satisfied customer who on Valentine's Day splurged on a tribute to her beloved by naming one of the Bronx Zoo's Madagascan hissing cockroaches after her sweetheart.
For $15, smitten customers can name one of the notoriously hearty creepy crawlers for the object of their affection -- and get the digital certificate to prove it.
"Well what do you know, romance ISN'T dead!", said one lucky roach recipient on adding, "Thanks Babe".