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March 12, 2015 11:48 IST
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This week’s collection of stories that prove we live in a truly mad, mad world.

Harry Potter-themed sex education class

Two students at Boston University decided to put the spark back into class by devising a Harry Potter-themed sex lesson.

Michelle Goode and Jamie Klufts, who work as interns at the university's Wellness and Prevention Services programme, ran the wizarding workshop last week.

It was part of a month-long programme of events about sex education dubbed “Frisky February,” Daily Star reported.

Rihanna superfan spends 48 hours under the needle

This Rihanna superfan is wearing her heart on her sleeve - and her face, chest and back - after getting 14 tattoos of the star across her body.

Sarah Ridge, 23, has seven images of the singer's face on her skin and a further seven copies of tattoos sported by her idol.

The full-time carer has ploughed over £2,000 (approx Rs 187,612) of her savings into the habit and has spent more than 48 hours under the needle. Her tattoos include the Goddess Isis -- which Rihanna also has inked under her breasts -- and the singer's full name on her left forearm.

The latest design is a giant mural with five portraits of Rihanna's face across her back costing her £1,000, reported.

Puzzled-looking cat is a global star

A puzzled-looking cat has taken the internet by storm after his owner posted photos of him online.

Sam and his distinctive eyebrows have racked up 150,000 Instagram followers and 530,000 likes on Facebook.

Owner Amanda Collado, 26, of New York, has been handling the overwhelming amount of requests from fans and media. She said: "There have definitely been situations where I have had to ignore friends, family or work in order to take the time to do Sam's posts or answer emails on his behalf.

Man gets drunk from eating chips

Many people wish they could get drunk without having to spend a fortune. But Nick Hess only has to scoff some chips or potatoes for him to end up sloshed.

Nick suffers from 'auto-brewery syndrome’, a condition that means his stomach produces too much yeast and turns any carbs into alcohol.

For a while he says he didn't know what was happening saying that he would get sick for no reason with stomach pains and headaches.

Friends and family started to suspect that he had a drink problem and his wife even started searching the house convinced that he had a secret stash of booze.

£100,000 slide for hotel guests to exit in style

Are you scared of lifts, or fed up of taking the stairs?

A hotel in Taichung City in Taiwan has created the most exciting solution for guests to descend between floors.

RedDot Hotel has installed a 30 metre long slide for guests to make the ultimate exit from their room. The spiral feature was inspired by the innovative Google offices, and allows guests to swiftly travel from the second to the first floor.

Britain's first micro pig cafe to open in London

Britain’s first micro pig cafe is to open in London in May offering visitors the chance to eat and drink alongside the cute teacup-sized animals.

The pop-up cafe will feature pig-themed cocktails and visitors will be able to eat with the miniature animals, which weigh just half a pound when they are born.

The event will have three rooms including a picnic area and a pig film will be screened at the end of the night, Irishexaminer reported.

It aims to raise awareness of the challenges of owning a micro pig as a pet.

Overly tight underpants force Canada MP out of his seat

Image: New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Pat Martin speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Photograph: Reuters

Canadian legislator Pat Martin has offered up one of the most original excuses ever heard for hurriedly running out of the House of Commons during a vote, his new cheap pair of underpants was too tight.

Martin, who belongs to the official opposition New Democrats, bolted as members of Parliament began to rise one by one to vote. He later blamed his departure on an unwise purchase at a local store.

"They had men's underwear on for half price and I bought a bunch that was clearly too small for me. I find it difficult to sit for any length of time," he told the chamber to guffaws and applause from fellow legislators.

Japan forms tourism 'ninja council'

Japan is hoping to boost tourism by using one of the most famous figures from its history -- the ninja.

A "ninja council" has been set up by mayors and governors from around the country, who ditched their office wear in favour of ninja gear to launch the new initiative, the Japan Times reports.

Officials are hoping that global interest in the mysterious figures will encourage people to visit Japan. It's a "subject that always comes up whenever we go abroad to promote tourism," says Hiroshi Mizohata, former head Japan's Tourism Agency.

The council wants local authorities and tourism bodies to put the ninja front and centre - a position the stealth assassins historically tried to avoid, the report points out. It will also be holding ninja-related events.

House for sale in Indonesia - with free wife

An advert for a house in Indonesia has gone viral online after the woman selling it offered to throw in an unusual extra feature for free - her hand in marriage.

The Internet ad reads for the most part like a regular house listing, saying that the single-storey property has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a parking space and a fish pond.

But it also proposes to buyers a "rare offer" - "when you buy this house, you can ask the owner to marry you", alongside a picture of Wina Lia, a 40-year-old widow and beauty salon owner, leaning against a car in front of the house.

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