Men could soon be accompanying their girlfriends to spa weekends after one resort decided to offer customers the chance to soak in a bath filled with beer. The Hotel U Sladka in Prague, Czech Republic, said the alcohol tub would rejuvenate those that used it but we think it might lead to booze-fuelled weekends instead. The resort added the boozy bath tub would help relieve stress, soothe muscles and improve your complexion.
‘Try the beneficial effects of beer baths – beer bath with mineral water, bath with the addition of brewer’s yeast culture and many others,’ a message on the hotel’s website said. In one of the pictures promoting the new ‘treatment’ a young lady is seen soaking in a tub, which is filled with warm and dark beer that includes dehydrated herbs. Hotel U Sladka is also located near family brewery Chodovar, which means there will always be a supply of beer should they run out.
Ten of the weirdest reasons people have put down for wanting to move to another country have been released by a visa application help website, including someone that wanted to move to evade local authorities and another person that wanted to relocate to become a dog food taster.
The data was released by Global Visas, which helps people that are looking to make visa applications. ‘We do come across some unusual reasons for visa applications in our office!,’ said the company’s owner Liam Clifford. ‘The majority of the time they’re quite straightforward but now and again we see some applications surface that really take us by surprise.’
A man from Peru wanted a European visa so he could work as an ‘alpaca shearer’ during ‘shearing season’.
A woman tried to obtain a UK visa after acquiring ‘seasonal work as a zombie’
8. Foot model
A foot model thought they could get more work in the United States so applied to move there.
A man asked for a visa to Australia because he wanted to escape authorities that were looking for him in his native Philippines.
6. Dog food taster
A dog food taster applied to move to the US after securing a job in his field.
5. Gondolier pilot
A Malian decided to apply for a visa to go to Venice so he could work on a gondolier after seeing one on TV.
A criminal from Mexico wanted to use his expertise in preparing dead bodies in Spain but his request was rejected.
A Russian woman asked to move to Holland to work as a prostitute.
A Brazilian dance teacher wanted to be allowed to come to the UK so he could ‘bring flamenco to the streets of Norwich.’
1. Vampire hunter
A South African man was interested in gaining a European visa so he could start ‘hunting vampires’ in Romania.
A kitten that’s believed to be just four weeks old has been found abandoned on a London Underground train. The tiny feline was handed into Tube station staff when commuters discovered her on a District line service on Monday evening. It’s unclear how she ended up on the network. She’s now in the safe hands of animal charity Blue Cross, which said a sticky substance had covered her dark fur. Nurses have named her Victoria based on where she was treated at the charity’s animal hospital, which is in the central London area. After all, other options including Piccadilly, District and Circle just didn’t seem right for her. A London Underground spokesperson said: ‘We see a lot of lost property at Victoria station, but it isn’t usually so wriggly!’ Her age means that she needs round-the-clock care, as Victoria’s mother would normally be feeding her. Victoria is going to be taken to the Blue Cross rehoming centre next week, where it’s hoped she’ll find a loving new owner. Looks like it’s all change for this well-travelled kitten.
A hapless burglar got his comeuppance when he accidentally left his smartphone in a car he had looted. The 19-year-old was rumbled when the car’s owner, Eliza Webb, rang his mother to reveal the schoolboy error. She had found the number in his contacts. The teenager’s mother was said to be devastated by her son’s actions, and invited Mrs Webb to drive round and collect what was stolen. When she arrived with her husband, it was clear the student regretted his actions, as he looked like he had just been crying. Mrs Webb, from Seattle in the US state of Washington, then learned that while the boy and his friends were on a drunken night out, ten other cars in the neighbourhood were ransacked.
That’s when she offered the teen a compromise. If he made sure all of the stolen items were reunited with their owners, she would not press charges. He agreed and together, they knocked on every door on the street, giving the stuff he took back and saying sorry to each victim. Another boy who was involved in the burglaries accompanied them on the so-called ‘apology tour’. Speaking to the Seattle Times, Mrs Webb said: ‘I think bringing the police and courts into something like this can have long-term, devastating consequences for kids. ‘I wanted to meet him, talk to his parents and see if there might be another way. I felt that if I could get him to own up to what he’d done and understand there were consequences, it could be a much better outcome.’ The police were uninvolved and the teenager remains anonymous.