Littleton fills its cracks with toilet paper

It's not pranksters or vandals who placed toilet paper all over the streets of Littleton — it was city workers.

The Denver Post reports that Littleton crews have used bathroom tissue to help seal up cracks along more than 120 streets.

Officials say toilet paper was applied with a paint roller over freshly laid tar used to fill asphalt cracks. The paper absorbs the oil from the tar as it dries, keeping it from sticking to pedestrian's shoes or car and bike tires. The biodegradable paper will break down and be gone in a few days.

Littleton spokeswoman Kelli Narde says the toilet paper allows traffic to retake the road more quickly.

Helpful carrot unearths man's wedding band

A retiree in Germany has struck gold in his garden, finding the wedding band he lost three years ago wrapped around a carrot.

Germany public broadcaster WDR reports that the 82-year-old lost the ring while gardening in the western town of Bad Muenstereifel.

The incident happened shortly after the man, whose name was not released, celebrated his golden wedding anniversary.

WDR reported Friday that the man's wife reassured him at the time that the ring would eventually reappear. She died six months before being proven right.

Associated Press



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