In Brief

Man discovers wife’s affair on Google Maps

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A man found out that his wife was having an affair after catching her in the act on Google Maps. An image on the web mapping service shows a row of benches on a path in Lima, the capital of Peru, with a woman wearing a black top and white shirt and a man in a white jumper with his head laid in her lap. After the husband confronted his wife about the image the couple divorced.

Crash at roundabout before opening ceremony

A £2.3m roundabout has been forced to close after a car crashed into it the day before its opening ceremony. A driver collided with a beacon next to one of the roundabout’s zebra crossings. Cambridgeshire Council insists the roundabout’s Dutch-style design played no part in the crash but the RAC said it “may well be an unusual junction to navigate in the first instance”.

Man wins lottery while waiting for mother 

An American man who was waiting for his mother to finish her shopping at a grocery store won a $200,000 scratch-card lottery jackpot. Herbert Scruggs said he passed the time while waiting for his mother at the Food Lion store in Virginia by purchasing a Winning Hand scratch-off lottery ticket. “It feels sort of surreal,” he said of his win. “It still hasn't hit me yet.”

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