In Werl, Germany, it wasn’t snow firefighters had to shovel. T tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street. “About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street,” a spokesman for the Werl fire department said in a statement, according to Reuters. The firefighters closed off the street and shoveled the chocolate—about 10 square meters (108 square feet)—to one side before a specialist cleaning company cleaned the road.
In Hallowell, Maine, a restaurant owner is fighting not to have boulders removed from in front of her business for a sidewalk project. She said in a public meeting the boulders were placed according to feng shui, a belief system about spatial arrangement that relates to flow of energy. The city’s highway committee is looking into the sidewalk change, the Associated Press reports.