Unusual art: Artist Reijo Kela of Finland must have been a bit bored when he decided to make some friends literally. He came up with an art installation consisting of over 1,000 people made of wooden frames and dressed in colourful clothing. All the figures, which have heads of peat and hair of straw, face the same direction. Called The Silent People, the installation is situated in a field near a highway in the Finnish municipality of Suomussalmi. Drivers who are accustomed to the sight may not look twice, but those who don't know about it experience quite a shock when they first view the army of scarecrows.
Unshorn sheep: A sheep named Prickles has become a celebrity in Tasmania (Australia). The ovine got separated from Alice Gray's family farm in 2013 during intense bush fires. A lamb at the time, the family worried that she wouldn't survive in the wilderness. However, they were buoyed by a few sightings of her over the years, and finally they managed to catch her, put her in a truck, and get her back to the farm. Prickles had not had her wool shorn for so long that she looked like a big ball of fluff. The family sponsored a contest for people to guess how much the wool weighed, and they donated the proceeds to a COVID-19 relief fund.
Pancake perfection: The small city of Ames in Iowa USA is home to The Grove Caf. This little restaurant, which was founded back in 1948, serves such good food that it has been voted one of the 20 best breakfast restaurants in the country. Pancakes are the menu item that gets diners' attention. They are enormous and barely fit on a plate. At an inch thick (25.4mm) and with perfect fluffiness, these pancakes can be ordered as a short stack of two for diners who are really hungry. Toppings include butter, blueberry and raspberry jam, and whipped cream.
Picturesque burglary: If you are going to rob someone, try not to take a picture of yourself on the victim's phone. That's what Ashley Keast did after breaking into a home with the intent of stealing. Keast, of Rotherham in South Yorks (England), stole a SIM card and put it into a different phone before posting a selfie. He didn't realise that the photo was seen by the victim's co-workers, who called the cops. It didn't take long to find the thief, who was caught with the victim's 4,000 Rolex watch. Keast ended up in jail for his bad deed.