DINERS in China are overcoming their reservations by flocking to a new toilet-themed restaurant where business is booming.
Customers at the Modern Toilet restaurant, in Kunming, Yunnan province, eat on seats converted from toilets.
Urinals hang on the walls as decorations and signature dishes include “excrement ice cream”, “toilet bowl hot pot” and “fried poo sticks”.
Owner Xu Liang says the restaurant has proved more popular than expected with students, in particular, keen to try the experience.
“We had a survey before opening, and 20% of people wanted to try it, 60% weren’t sure, while only 20% found the idea unacceptable,” he said.
Regular customer Yang Siwen, a university student, has eaten at the restaurant three times since it opened two weeks ago.
“I originally went in because I thought it was a toilet but then discovered it was a restaurant and decided to give it a try,” she said. — Orange news.
A TAIWANESE man has failed in a bid to sue his neighbours — for training a mynah bird to insult him.
Wang Han-chin, an electrician in central Taiwan, accused five neighbours of inflicting emotional stress and injuries.
He says they trained the mynah bird to call him a “clueless big-mouthed idiot” every time it saw him, reports the Liberty Times.
Wang claimed the bird’s insults caused “serious distress, making him lose concentration at work” so he suffered burn injuries.
He says the neighbours taught the bird to curse at him as revenge after he complained to the police that they were too loud.
However, they denied the allegations and prosecutors decided to drop the charges due to insufficient evidence linking the bird to Wang’s injuries. — Orange news.
RAT’S PENILE NIBBLE
A NEW YORK man who claims a rat bit his penis while he was in prison has been given permission to sue officials.
Peter Solomon, who said he later had to endure a course of rabies jabs, says jailers knew the ward in which they placed him was infested with rodents.
Lawyers for Nassau County sought to have the suit dismissed. Among other arguments, its experts said they saw no evidence of serious injury, reports the BBC.
Solomon was jailed in the Nassau County Correctional Centre, near New York City, in 2007 pending trial on charges he had menaced his wife. The Vietnam veteran, who says he suffers post traumatic shock disorder, was transferred to a medical observation unit amid worries he was mentally ill.
He claims a rat “or similar rodent” emerged from a hole in his mattress one night and bit him on the penis and hand, drawing blood.
— Orange news.
THE third Monday of January is said to be statistically the most depressing day of the year according to psychologists.
A combination of factors, including post-Christmas debt, failed New Year resolutions make the day worse than any other day.
The third Monday of January comes as the New Year cheer wears off and the comforting warmth of summer seems like a very distant prospect. The top three techniques which work best to lift your mood on this most miserable of days are: helping someone in need, receiving a compliment out of the blue and listening to the sound of the sea, according to a survey commissioned by charity ActionAid. — Orange news.