In Brief

You can pay to live under a rock during White House election

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The White House at dusk

A company is offering voters the chance to escape and “live under a rock” for the week of the White House election. Hotels.com said the opportunity is perfect for “those who are experiencing election stress disorder”. It added: “We’re transforming an age-old idiom into a bookable experience, so individuals can relax, recharge, and recover... because who knows what else 2020 has in store for us.”

Tennessee boy achieved nuclear fusion at 12 

A 12-year-old boy in Tennessee is being recognised by Guinness World Records for achieving nuclear fusion just hours before his 13th birthday. Jackson Oswalt, now 15, of Memphis has been named the world’s youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion after officials verified that he built his own nuclear fusion reactor at his family’s home and successfully deployed it in his final hours of being 12 years old.

Police called to deal with a crab 

German police were called to a woman’s home when a large Chinese mitten crab wandered inside through an open door. Freiburg Police said officers responded to a home in Unterlauchringen where a resident had complained of a 10-inch crab, which was armed with “eight legs” and “two scissors”. The crab was taken to the local vets.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For a round-up of the most important stories from around the world - and a concise, refreshing and balanced take on the week’s news agenda - try The Week magazine. Start your trial subscription today –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recommended

‘The Great Game Robbery’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘The Great Game Robbery’

Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
Tall Tales

Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses

The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk
Vladimir Putin pictured in March
Behind the scenes

The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk

TikToker says we are all dead
The TikTok logo on an iPhone
Tall Tales

TikToker says we are all dead

Popular articles

What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
Getting to grips with . . .

Covid holiday test costs