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Strip club bypasses lockdown with drive-through service

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A strip club in Oregon is keeping the cash rolling in during the coronavirus pandemic by offering a drive-through service. The Lucky Devil Lounge now runs a drive-up food service with takeout orders delivered by the dancers and an in-car experience featuring performances, music and lights under canopies. However, “there’s no nudity”, a spokesperson said.

Vandals trapped in Oxford phone boxes

Fed-up engineers hatched a cunning plot to trap vandals in phone boxes in the early days of the telephone service, a book on the history of phones in Oxford reveals. Author Reg Earl says that following several attempts by students to steal handset parts to use in home-made wireless sets, a device was fitted to public phones that when triggered would lock the door, trapping the offender inside.

World’s smallest man is ‘big in heart’

The world’s shortest living man who is able to walk has declared himself “big in heart” after regaining a Guinness World Record title. Edward Nino Hernandez, from Colombia, measures in at 72.1cm (2ft 4.4ins) and originally gained the title in 2010, before losing it six months later to a man who has now died. Following a Guinness World Records ceremony in Bogota, 34-year-old Hernandez said: “I always share my big smile with everyone, that’s my charm... I want people to meet who I truly am - small in size, big in heart!”

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