Dec 31, 2013

We're only human: an offbeat year

Throughout the year, some events provide a bit of respite from the daily grind and remind us that human nature and failings are qualities shared worldwide. Here is a selection from AFP’s offbeat stories for 2013: €222,222,222.22 goof A tired German bank employee dozed ...

U.S. toilet restaurant borrows from Taiwan, rides publicity wave

Oct 22, 2013

U.S. toilet restaurant borrows from Taiwan, rides publicity wave

A restaurant billed as America’s first toilet-themed eatery has just opened in a Los Angeles suburb — and is packing in diners after a wave of free publicity. The Magic Restroom Cafe, where customers sit on ceramic bathroom bowls and eat from toilet-shaped tableware, ...