Odd News Roundup: Pakistan police pop their rollerblades on to catch Karachi's criminals; Five-year-old Egyptian rally driver's son takes the wheel and more

Don't mope - move!: German woman becomes TikTok fitness star at 81 When Germany went into lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Erika Rischko, now 81 years old, posted her first 12-second video on TikTok in which she danced the popular Cha-Cha Slide line dance with her husband.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 24-02-2021 02:33 IST | Created: 24-02-2021 02:30 IST
Odd News Roundup: Pakistan police pop their rollerblades on to catch Karachi's criminals; Five-year-old Egyptian rally driver's son takes the wheel and more
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Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.

Sexist tea mugs leave a sour taste in China: Shanghai Daily

A popular chain of Chinese tea shops has apologised for a range of cups and teabags sporting sexist slogans, after they sparked widespread outrage on the internet, the Shanghai Daily reported on Monday. Modern China Tea Shop, based in southern China's Hunan province, was selling tea bags captioned with "the mouth says no but the body says yes," and "my dear, I want you."

Pakistan police pop their rollerblades on to catch Karachi's criminals

Police in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, are deploying an armed rollerblading unit to curb theft and harassment on its teeming streets. Gliding in a circle with their weapons pointed inwards, and lifting and lowering the guns in unison, the 20-member unit clad in black undergoes rigorous training.

Five-year-old Egyptian rally driver's son takes the wheel

Egyptian Mansour Tarek hopes to follow in his father's footsteps and become a professional rally driver when he's older. Aged just five, he is already on the track.

Don't mope - move!: German woman becomes TikTok fitness star at 81

When Germany went into lockdown following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Erika Rischko, now 81 years old, posted her first 12-second video on TikTok in which she danced the popular Cha-Cha Slide line dance with her husband. Since then, Rischko has uploaded more than 100 videos of herself doing exercises like planks and pull-ups, as well as dancing, to encourage others to remain active during lockdown.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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