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There have been mermaiding courses in swimming pools for years, but they’re relatively new in the open seas. The Greek island of Corfu is a particularly popular destination for learning how to swim like a mermaid.
Leeuwarden-Friesland in the Netherlands is one of this year's European Capitals of Culture. Over the weekend, it hosted a chain reaction that saw hundreds of objects toppled in an event marrying music, technology and entertainment.
What can be done with the 1.5 million kilos of chewing gum that end up on Dutch streets every year? One clothing company had the idea of making sneakers from the sticky waste product. Aptly enough, they called it the Gumshoe.