Offbeat articles

There’s a dead bug in the Van Gogh

When a Kansas City museum put a Vincent van Gogh painting under the microscope, it found an unlikely intruder: a grasshopper trapped in the canvas’s painterly whirls for 128 years.

Firm rewards non-smokers with extra leave

Non-smoking employees at one Japanese firm are getting six additional days’ holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work.

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