Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.
Subway given sandwich course in measuring feet and inches down under
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. fast-food chain Subway got caught up in an online furor after an Australian teenager measured his "footlong" Subway sandwich and found that it was an inch short. Matt Corby's photo of the sandwich next to a tape measure attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and hundreds more comments when he posted it on Subway's Facebook fanpage.
Library prank sends Armstrong books to fiction section
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A prank note in an Australian library declaring that disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's books would be moved to the fiction section has gone viral on the Internet, with one commentator declaring: "Hell hath no fury like a librarian". "All Non-Fiction Lance Armstrong Books, including 'Lance Armstrong - Images of a Champion', 'The Lance Armstrong Performance Program and 'Lance Armstrong: World's Greatest Champion,' will soon be moved to the fiction section," read the sign posted at Sydney's Manly Library on Saturday.
Gambia's public sector to have 4-day working week
BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has decreed a four-day working week for public officials, making Friday a day of rest to allow residents in the small West African state more time for prayer and agriculture. Jammeh said in statement the decision was made in light of demand from the general public. The shorter working week will take effect from February 1.
Hundreds of animals removed from Ohio man's house
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) - Humane society members wearing protective masks removed nearly 300 animals including pigeons, chickens and rabbits from an Ohio man's reeking house this week. Most of the animals are expected to survive including some that were sick, Sheila Marquis, an officer with the Humane Society of Dayton, Ohio, told Reuters on Saturday.