Funny old world: The week's offbeat news

A man wearing a mask plays saxophone on a bridge in the Zaryadye park over the Moskva river in central Moscow on November14, 2021, in front of  the Kremlin on a rainy day. PHOTO / AFP

What you need to know:

  • Elsewhere people dress up to scare the living daylights out of each other at Halloween, but in Scotland they take their clothes off.
  • Six of the seven candidates for its presidential election later this month are now in quarantine after the favourite leftwinger Gabriel Boric tested positive for Covid-19 following TV debates with his rivals.

From a tongue-twisting race horse to a man who wanted to go to prison to escape his wife... Your weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world.

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