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Venice limits numbers on gondolas due to ‘overweight’ tourists

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Venice is limiting numbers allowed on gondolas because tourists have become increasingly heavy. The new restriction will see the maximum capacity on the city’s iconic boats reduced from six passengers to five. “Over the last 10 years or so, tourists weigh more — and rather than having them step on a scale before they get on, we are limiting the number,” said Andrea Balbi, the president of Venice’s Gondola Association.

Professor says Hitler had small penis and sweaty palms

Adolf Hitler had a small penis, slept with his niece and liked to be defecated upon, according to a Harvard professor. Dr Henry Murray said the Nazi leader was an “utter wreck” who was “incapable of normal human relationships”. He also had sweaty palms and “dead eyes,” according to the professor.

Huge earthquake fish washed up in Mexico  

A 13ft fish has washed up on a Mexican beach sparking fears of an impending earthquake. The fish - known as the “earthquake fish” because they are sometimes seen days before an earthquake - were famously spotted in Japan just before the deadly Fukushima earthquake in 2011. A local said the fish that washed up in Mexico was “dead and in an early state of decomposition”.

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