Check out a round up of odd stories in the news around the globe..
IN THE CLINK
A new restaurant inside a Welsh jail with food made by inmates is to open later this month.
The Clink Cymru, at Cardiff Prison, is the brainchild of top chef Alberto Crisci, who has worked at Marco Pierre White’s plush Mirabelle Restaurant in Mayfair, London.
Around 30 inmates from HMP Cardiff and HMP Prescoed, in Usk, Monmouthshire, will be paid about £14 for a 40-hour working week in the 96-cover restaurant.
The First Minister has volunteered as a tour guide at a park in his hometown.
Alex Salmond spent 67 minutes showing people round Strichen Community Park in Aberdeenshire as he urged everyone to spend the same amount of time volunteering in their own communities.
The action came after the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 94th Birthday in July, when Mr Salmond pledged to carry out the work in honour of the 67 years of service given by the former South African leader to civil rights.
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION
Drivers find over-loud music in their cars a real turn-off, according to a survey.
More than half of motorists (54%) want volume controls enforced on in-car music to stop it being a distraction, the poll by Allianz Your Cover Insurance found.
Based on responses from 1,000 drivers, the study also found that 63% get annoyed by other drivers playing music loudly.
A New Jersey newspaper has delivered on a promise that its forerunner made during the Second World War.
The Paterson Evening News said it would award a 500 dollar war bond to the first Paterson soldier to set foot on German soil with the invading Allied Army.
The newspaper never did because it could not determine if Seymour Atkins or Sidney Bressler had the legitimate claim.
North Jersey Media Group, which publishes The Record and Herald News, presented a 500 dollar cheque to Mr Atkins this week. The Herald News is the descendent of the Paterson Evening News. Mr Atkins, who is now 87, was a radio operator with an engineer battalion that crossed into Germany in 1944. Mr Bressler, who served in a tank, died in 2011.
RUNAWAY TRAIN IGNORED
A train carriage disconnected from a freight train, rolled across a bridge spanning the US-Canadian border and sat near a Canadian train station for nearly half a day before security personnel checked it out.
The carriage rolled about two miles to a railroad bridge over the Niagara River, crossed into Canada and went another few hundred feet before stopping near the Via Rail station in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Agents with the Canada Border Services Agency did not investigate the unexpected arrival until about 11 hours later.
PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND
As the Alpine glacier melted, a curious discovery emerged after decades beneath the ice: a plane wheel, a shoe - and an intact pouch of Indian diplomatic mail from 1966.
It all appears to be part of the wreckage from an Air India plane crash that hikers and a rescue worker found this week on the slopes beneath Mont Blanc.
Rescuer Arnaud Christmann said the hikers alerted the tourist office in Chamonix that they had seen something beneath a glacier that looked like a wheel. He went to investigate and found pieces of the plane and “a gift from the mountain”, a bag containing Indian and English newspapers from 1966 and other documents, labelled “diplomatic mail”.