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We have met Malaysian, Ashrita Furman, before in 2018, when he cut through 26 watermelons placed on his stomach with a machete in a minute.
He has just set another Guinness World Record in Karambunai, Sabath, by chopping through 50 watermelons with a machete inside 60 seconds. The fruits were placed on the head of his very trusting friend, Homagni Baptista.
Alas, I don’t know whether they are still friends or whether it was the same machete. I would love to know.
What with furloughing and redundancies, jobs are thin on the ground. Taking advantage of the surplus labour force, a company called Vintage Roots, an organic wine seller from Heckfield, are offering to pay someone £250 to drink and review their wine.
It’s a WFH opportunity as they will deliver the wines to your door, a selection of red, white, and rose wines from their Organic Everyday Case and Rose Summer Six selections of wine.
The application process is straightforward. All you have to do is post a picture of yourself enjoying a glass of wine and post it on the usual social media platforms with the tag @VintageRootsltd on Facebook or Twitter and @VintageRootsWines on Instagram. You should also use the hashtags #summerwinetaster and #comedinewithme.
There is one downside, it is a one-off opportunity, so you will not be able to make a career of it. It will look good on the CV, though.
Like your coffee with a bit of a kick? Want that sip of coffee to give you a high?
The Guardia di Finanza in Florence were put on alert when customs officers found a package addressed to Santino D’Antonio, the fictional mafia boss from the film John Wick: Chapter Two.
On opening it they found that the parcel contained around 500 coffee beans. Each bean had been hollowed out, stuffed with a total 4.5 ounces of cocaine, and made to look whole again.
A 50-year-old man who claimed the package at a tobacconist’s shop had his collar felt.
I will stick to an Espresso.
Bread is the staff of life, they say, but have you thought what is used to fertilise the wheat?
French self-styled eco-feminist, Louise Raguet, has taken to collecting women’s urine from a public toilet to use as a fertiliser for the wheat she then uses for her “Boucle d’Or”, Goldilocks bread. She dilutes it 20 times before spraying it on the crops. She claims it is packed with nutrients and doesn’t contain the chemicals and pollutants that normal fertilisers contain. And, she adds, it can be stored for up to three months before use as it is sterile.
What is wrong with men’s urine?