Weird Thursday


December 01, 2016

Hotels in Italy are offering free holidays to those who conceive during their time of stay.

Ten establishments in Assisi are hoping to increase their country's birth rate by offering a free vacation or a refund to those who make a baby during their stay as part of a 'Fertility Room' campaign.

Couples must provide the hotel with a birth certificate of their child to prove the date of conception.

According to the local website It, organisers of the campaign said: "Giving birth to a child is an act of deep love, which should be encouraged despite the multitude of difficulties in life".

Eugenio Guarducci - a local tourism councillor - is said to have started the idea in the hope of reversing Italy's low fertility rate - which so far stands at eight babies born for every 1,000 residents, according to EU figures in 2015.

A woman staged a burglary in her home to cover up the fact that she had spent her family's life savings.

The 65-year-old woman from Nizhny Tagil in Russia was given a sixth-month suspended sentence for faking the crime which she staged to avoid telling her husband that she had spent PS2,230.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the lady's neighbours had called the police after they heard suspicious noises coming from their home and the emergency services arrived shortly after.

The woman told the police that she had been robbed by two men, who were dressed up as postmen, tied her up with duct tape, trashed her home and then left with the money.

When police grew suspicious, they questioned the woman, who soon admitted to faking the claims.

She reportedly avoided a five-year sentence for wasting police time after a judge felt sorry for her.

A unidentified woman was refused entry to a club named Monkey Bar in Missouri last Thursday when she claimed a slice of the Italian cuisine was her form of identification.

However, bouncers refused to let her in, which angered the lady and led her to lash out at one of the door staff with the doughy slab in a rage.

According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, police were called to the bar around midnight and a 21-year-old woman was arrested after intervening with her friend's outburst.

However, charges have since been dismissed.