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New face masks feature hole for cocktail straw

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A US artist has designed a face mask featuring a small slot for a straw so that the wearer can sip cocktails. Ellen Macomber told the New York Post that she is not a health expert and that her masks should not be considered the best form of prevention against the Covid-19 coronavirus. But “anything is better than nothing”, added Macomber, who is selling the masks online.

Ikea reminds customers not to masturbate in-store

Ikea is reminding customers that masturbation is not permitted in its stores, after a video emerged online featuring a partially undressed woman entertaining herself while sitting on various types of furniture in an unidentified branch in China. “We resolutely oppose and condemn this kind of behaviour, and immediately reported it to the police in the city of the suspected store,” the multinational retailer said in a statement.

Medics discover Brazilian man has three kidneys

Doctors examining a Brazilian man with “severe low back pain” discovered he had three kidneys.  A CT scan showed that the 38-year-old had “a normal-appearing left kidney and two fused kidneys in the pelvis”. Having a trio of the organs is “relatively uncommon”, according to the National Kidney Foundation.

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