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Paris museum welcomes group of naked visitors

PARIS

Visitors at a leading contemporary art museum in Paris didn’t leave only their coats in the cloakroom – they left all their clothes.

The Palais du Tokyo museum opened its doors to nudists for a special visit May 5. It’s part of growing efforts by France’s tiny nudist community to encourage acceptance of clothes-free activities, after a nudist restaurant and nudist park opened in the French capital.

The museum visit was arranged before regular opening hours so the nudists wouldn’t mingle with other visitors. They viewed an exhibit of contemporary works focused on “Discord.”

Organizers said they are hoping to attract younger members and get rid of “complexes” around their nudist practices, which they don’t wanted “limited to beaches, summertime or a certain category of the population.”

Drunken man’s choice of bed causes commuter chaos

BERLIN

An intoxicated man’s ill-advised decision to spend the night on a freight train caused commuter chaos in Munich as police had to shut down all traffic at a busy station to look for him.

Munich police said May 7 they received an emergency call at 5:20 a.m. from a man who said he’d woken up in a container on a train near the Pasing station, Munich’s third largest, and couldn’t get out.

But police say the 25-year-old city man was so drunk when he entered the container he wasn’t sure where it was.

Police shut down all rail traffic and went train-to-train, eventually finding him at 6:20 a.m.

In total, 86 trains were affected with 1,280 minutes of delays, 37 cancellations and 21 partial cancellations. The man faces trespassing-related charges.

Why did turtle cross the road? Cop helped it

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J.

A police officer in New Jersey took no chances when he helped a snapping turtle safely cross a road.

In video posted on the Hamilton Township Police Facebook page, the officer is seen using a shield to protect himself from the turtle’s fierce bite. The turtle lunged at the shield several times.

The department, in Atlantic County, says it isn’t sure the shield was meant to be used for that purpose.

Associated Press

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