Naked boatsmen - tourism chiefs want to bring back the ancient custom of having boats pulled across the Shennongxi Stream Gorge by naked boatsmen. The boatmen of Hubei province, China, covered up back in 2000. "Visitor numbers have fallen sharply since they put their pants on" said travel agent Liu Zhong.
Road angels - In a bid to reduce traffic accidents, police in Fribourg, Switzerland, have hired an actor dressed as an angel to stand by the roadside. Whenever the 'road angel' spots a speeding motorist, he waves and flaps his wings at them.
Alert priest - Church of Sweden administrator Monica Eckerdal Kjellstrom has threatened to sack priests who fall asleep while manning an all-night phone helpline. A 44-year-old man complained that a priest dozed off twice as he told him his problems during a 10-minute call.
Un-enlarged police - Applicants for jobs in the police in the eastern province of Papua, Indonesia, have been told they will be turned down if they've had penis enlargement treatment. The Jakarta Globe newspaper reported that Papuan men use a local technique, which involves wrapping their penises in leaves from the gatal-gatal itchy tree so that they swell up as if they've been stung.