Hoping to spice up their business, German butchers have introduced a new line of exotic-tasting sausages with flavors ranging from kiwi, cherry, lemon and even aloe vera.

Berlin butcher Uwe Buenger developed a "chili-honey" Bratwurst while rival Dankert came up with a "kiwi wurst" that also included pineapple and maraschino cherries.

For sausage connoisseurs there is also the "Truefflebratwurst" that includes truffle, spiced with black and white pepper.

Honeymoon in 2036

Two Texas prisoners, Diane Zamora, and Steven Mora, who had never met, were married by proxy and could look forward to their honeymoon - in 2036 at the earliest. Their prisons were 208 km. apart.

They began writing letters to each other after Mora saw Zamora on TV. Zamora was a former U.S. Naval Academy midshipman who, along with then-boyfriend David Graham was sentenced to life in prison in a 1996 trial for the murder of a 16-year-old girl who was her romantic rival.

She had to serve at least 40 years in prison and would not be eligible for parole until 2036. Mora was scheduled to get out of prison after a four-year sentence for threatening retaliation against someone who helped put him in prison on an earlier charge.

It seems however that the wait was too long, as they have divorced in the meantime.

"Beautiful" political party

A Romanian model who wants to improve the country's image has started a new political party for beautiful people. Sanziana Buruiana wants to heavily tax obese citizens at a rate of 10 euros per kilo overweight, and punish anybody making "dumb blonde" jokes. The 23-year old said: "Anyone like that needs to be put in prison."

Other plans include a fine of 100 euros for infidelity, and a law insisting that only models in bikinis are allowed to work as tourist guides. Buruiana suggests that this would boost Romania's popularity as a travel destination.