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Reuters Odd News Summary

Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. "Disrespectful" IKEA ad touches nerve with Thai transsexuals BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai man and his girlfriend are shopping at a furniture store. She sees pillows on sale and gets excited, her feminine voice falls suddenly to a deep male-like tone. Shocked and horrified, her boyfriend runs off. Belgian trainee teachers fail in basic general knowledge

Cheese fire causes traffic meltdown in Norway tunnel

OSLO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A truckload of burning cheese has closed a road tunnel in Arctic Norway for the last six days. Some 27 tonnes of flaming brown cheese (brunost), a Norwegian delicacy, blocked off a three-km (1.9 mile) tunnel near the northern coastal town of Narvik when it caught fire last Thursday. The fire was finally put out on Monday. "This high concentration of fat and sugar is almost like petrol if it gets hot enough," said Viggo Berg, a policeman.
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