February 28th, 2021


The Way the World Works | The Entrepreneurial Spirit

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published July 3, 2020

The Way the World Works |  The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Lowering the Bar reported on June 3 that the divorce rate in Saudi Arabia has climbed by as much as 30% during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a referenced report, at least some of those divorces are the result of women finding out that their husbands are secretly also married to another woman, an apparently not uncommon practice in that country.

"The pandemic, domestic isolation and curfew contributed to uncovering the hidden (marriage)," the report noted, citing specific cases. [Lowering the Bar, 6/3/2020]

Cobbler Grigore Lup of Cluj, Romania, was disturbed to see people ignoring social distancing guidelines put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic.

So he created a pair of size-75 (European) men's shoes, each of which is about 2 1/2 feet long.

The shoes have a regular space for the foot but then a long bill-like section that extends from the toe.

Lup told United Press International that the shoes are designed so that two people facing each other (and wearing his shoes) have to keep a distance of about 5 feet. [United Press International, 6/3/2020]