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Chocolate Rains Down On Streets Of Swiss Town

Waking up in Switzerland on a snowy morning is only a dream for many of us right now. Now add in a chocolatey-rainy-snow storm and you have hit a whole new level of fantasy.

For residents in Olten, Switzerland, this was their reality.

According to Associated Press “the Lindt & Spruengli company confirmed local reports Tuesday that there was a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted “cocoa nibs” in its factory in Olten, between Zurich and Basel.

The malfunction, along with strong winds, caused cocoa powder to seemingly rain down on the streets Friday morning.

The thin layer of chocolate landed on cars, windows and houses.

The Lindt & Spruengli company offered to clean up the mess caused by the chocolate powder.

Surprisingly, no one says they require this cleaning service just yet…

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Giant Teddy Bears Enforce Social Distancing On Parisian Streets

There are 1.5 metre rules wherever you go these days. And rightly so.

Greeting one another with fist pumps and elbow bumping is now the new norm.

But no one said anything about social distancing with giant teddy bears.

This image has gone viral across the twitter sphere, with many people deeming it everything from genius to just down right cute.

In order to enforce social distancing, the Parisian cafe has placed giant teddy bears on every second table ensuring the human-cafe-dwellers don’t get too close to one another.

Other cafes are getting on board too.

The teddy bear display helps the otherwise empty space look like a normal bustling Parisian day.

We’ll have one chocolate croissant and one giant teddy bear, s’il vous plaît!

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Normal People And Fleabag Cast Unite For Perfect TV Crossover

From the comfort of our beds, global lockdown has united us with epic viral television shows; Normal People being one such example.

We wept and ogled as two broken people found one another and fell in love.

Another show that made us do this (before lockdown, no less) was the phenomenal Fleabag. Specifically Season 2 (AKA the series with the hot priest).

RTÉ Does Comic Relief has raised money in support of The Community Foundation for Ireland to help those most in need as a result of Covid 19.

And in doing so, they have created the perfect television crossover.

Normal People star Connell Waldron (played by Paul Mescal) is seen in a confessional, admitting his troubles with the concept of love to Fleabag’s Priest.

With a priest that uncomfortably and unusually relates to these woes as well as appearances from Normal People’s Marianne Sheridan (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell’s infamous silver chain, the short film is simply gold (or silver, like the chain).

Connell’s silver chain reached peak fame when an instagram account was created in its honour, amassing 185K followers.

Who would have thought that this television cross-over is exactly what the world needed to see right now?

You can watch the clip here.

Although this confirms nothing, we hope this means new seasons of Fleabag and Normal people may be in the works. (Please!)

Cover Images sourced from STAN and AMAZON.