Sex toy ad joking about Prince Harry is banned

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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An advert from a sex toy retailer referencing Prince Harry’s book Spare has been banned for appearing where it could be seen by children. The promotion for Lovehoney, which was displayed at Clapham Junction train station in February, featured an image of a ball gag with the words “silence is golden, Harry”. Lovehoney said the commercial was intended to be “humorous” and make the point that “not all family stories needed to be shared with the public”, reported Sky News.

Shopper demands ‘misogynistic’ steak is renamed

An angry shopper has criticised Sainsbury’s for giving a product a “sexist” name, reported the Daily Star. Rose Robinson is calling on the supermarket chain to rename its “Big Daddy” rump steak, which she feels is a “misogynistic” title. “I was shocked and just a bit disappointed that in this day and age, it was possible for it to make it through whatever channel it had to have made it through to get onto the shelves,” she added. Sainsbury’s said: “We strive to be a truly inclusive retailer.”

Swimmers breaks handcuff record

A swimmer broke a Guinness World Record when he swam for over seven miles while wearing handcuffs, reported UPI. Shehab Allam, from Egpyt, claimed title for farthest distance swimming wearing handcuffs when he completed his 7.24-mile swim in the open waters of the Arabian Gulf. “During the training, I used to attract curious glances when I have the handcuffs on,” admitted the 31-year-old. “To avoid drawing too much attention, I prefer to swim in quieter areas.”

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