12 Baffling Bits Of News From Communities Around The World

You might have thought you're really into Mario Kart, but have you ever tried to race karts on an actual road? No? Well, there’s a couple of British guys doing it. Here are the full details on that and 11 other totally weird things happening right now:

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WEIRD WORLD People in Wellington, New Zealand, are starting to use really weird shapes for coffins. So far, those shapes have included a donut, a Lego block, a fire truck, and a chocolate bar. They're all made by one local company, and apparently they came into fashion over the last

Source: AP News

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WEIRD WORLD The people of Fukushima got super angry about the town's proposed new mascot. It's a cute drawing of the radioactive substance tritium- the government tried to use the mascot as a way to soothe fears about releasing treated water from the Fukushima power plant.

Source: KyodoNews

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WEIRD WORLD Politicians in Peru are courting the otaku vote. One parliamentary candidate said I have been otaku all my life, but I found a very similar theoretical framework between politics and anime. He's just one of the politicians who are dressing up as anime characters and going into communities

Source: EFE

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WEIRD WORLD lcelanders are rushing to get married in front of an active volcano. About 45,000 people visited the site of the recent eruption in the Fagradalsfjall mountains in one month (though they haven't all gotten married)c- on busy days, about 5,000 show up.

Source: The Guardian

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WEIRD WORLD People are organising real-life Mario Kart in Droitwich, England. Two young people have been seen riding go-karts on roads, and the police have been trying to find out who they are- apparently, the go-karts are professional, which should make that easier.

Source: Worcester News

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WEIRD WORLD A newborn has been named Department of Statistical Communication. Jayahuran IAgigah Dinas Komunikast Informatika Statistike (DINA0) Brebes. 23 Desember 2020 Seroga menjadi anak berbakts yang Shabh. kepada orang tua dan berguna bagi agama, nusa dan bangsa Hormal Kam An Indonesian man who works in that department of his

Source: AryNews

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WEIRD WORLD Apparently, a New Jersey deli is worth $100 million. enen DELI 856067-5330 The deli is owned by the company Hometown International, which owns nothing elsec-and, somehow, its stock is trading at a price that corresponds to a valuation of $100 million.

Source: CNBC

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WEIRD WORLD As part of a weapon amnesty, a man in Prague turned over his Soviet T-34 tank. The Czech authorities filmed a video about the amnesty and joked they'll even accept people handing in tanks-- so a collector, who'd legally owned the T-34 since the '9Os but wanted to

Source: Prague Morning

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WEIRD WORLD A man in Taiwan remarried his wife three times to get time off. The bank where he works gives eight days off with pay for a wedding, so he married her four times and divorced three times, over and over, to get free vacations. The bank only approved

Source: Yahoo

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WEIRD WORLD In North Carolina, some people got a saline shot instead of COVID vaccine. Someone at a Walgreens in Monroe, NC, apparently mixed up the two and mistakenly gave some people saline shots. Thankfully, those people got actual vaccine shots once they got back to the pharmacy.

Source: Charlotte Observer

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WEIRD WORLD In Placerville, CA, people protested about having the noose removed from the city's logo. ERT E Free The noose is a reference to the hanging of three people convicted for robbery and murder during the gold rush, which gave the city the nickname Hangtown. Today, having a noose

Source: KCRA

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WEIRD WORLD The Taliban in Herat, Afghanistan, are big fans of Glasgow's Celtic Football Club. That's the report of filmmaker Jamie Doran, who got asked about the next manager of Celtic FC by the Taliban when they saw the Celtic top he was wearing.

Source: BelfastMedia