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Italy mulling law to make bad ice cream illegal

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Bad ice cream could be poised to become a criminal offence under Italian law. Gelato producers who fail to meet strict quality measures, such as limits on the amount of air added to the mixture, could be hit with a fine of up to $15,000 (£12,958) under plans being considered by the Senate. “Our laws do not currently preserve artisanal ice cream and producers who make it,” said one of the bill’s supporters.

Man marries and divorces to build up holiday

A Taiwanese man has married his wife four times and divorced her three times just to enjoy a total of 32 days of marriage leave from work. The man, who works in a bank, first got married on 6 April and applied for eight days of leave. At the end of the leave, he divorced his wife before remarrying her the following day. In total he has now married her four times after three divorces, entitling him to a total of 32 days of leave.

Suspect broadcasts bum injection to court

A nurse in Miami accidentally broadcast herself giving a patient a bum injection while waiting for her virtual court hearing to begin. A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office said the suspect, who is charged with third-degree grand theft, was in the middle of a procedure that involved “a male receiving an injection in the buttocks” when she switched her camera on. “Needless to say, everyone was surprised,” said the spokesperson.

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