QUIRKY WORLD ... Woman shot in the heart makes a clean breast of it

An underwired bra saved a woman’s life after she was struck near the heart by a stray bullet.

QUIRKY WORLD ... Woman shot in the heart makes a clean breast of it

Globo television network says Ivete Medeiros, a shopkeeper in the Amazonian city of Belem, was hit after she heard a commotion and emerged from a market to investigate. A thief holding up a passerby on the other side of the street opened fire, and a bullet struck Medeiros under her left breast.

Medeiros’s husband told Globo he thought his wife had died.

But the bullet lodged in the underwire of her lace bra. The TV report showed images of Medeiros’ dress, with a small hole, the bra and a squashed bullet.

Medeiros told the network: “It was a deliverance from God.”

Honest customer

USA: A customer who used a bounced cheque to pay for pizza has admitted the crime and coughed up the cash — 13 years after tucking into the takeaway.

Reddit user “Morgan_ Freemun” shared a touching letter he received from the anonymous fast-food lover that was accompanied with a money order for $54.39 (€48.05). The customer not only owned up to their 2002 indiscretion, they covered the original $20 and added interest at a rate of 8% over 13 years.

In the admission, the guilt-ridden customer, who admitted to being “incredibly ashamed and embarrassed”, wrote: “I was going through a tough time financially and was at the end of my rope. I had a hungry child at home, so I wrote a cheque that I knew would not be honoured by my bank. I’m not making excuses for my behaviour, just applying context.”

Brain dead

USA: An interactive theatre show forces participants to use their brains — or have them eaten.

Called Trapped In A Room With A Zombie, the show works like this: up to a dozen people are trapped in a room inside a Detroit high-rise for an hour alongside a bloodthirsty zombie who is chained to a wall. Every five minutes, a buzzer sounds, and the zombie is given another foot of chain, allowing the undead creature to get even closer to its next meal.

If participants do not solve a series of puzzles within the 60 minutes, the zombie “eats” everyone in the group. The Detroit version is one of more than a dozen such shows around the US. Executive producer Rick Broida says it is “more ’fun scary’ than ’scary fun”’.

Doctor Lego

England: Lego is to immortalise Doctor Who with a set of toys due to materialise on shelves by the end of the year.

The Lego Group confirmed that the Time Lord will appear in plastic brick form after the concept suggested by Doctor Who fan Andrew Clark received the 10,000 votes it needed to be considered for production on the Lego Ideas website.

The BBC launched Doctor Who in 1963 and it is the world’s longest-running sci-fi drama. Currently starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion, the show has become a global phenomenon with a loyal and passionate fan base.

Calls for a Doctor Who Lego set have been in circulation for almost as long as the programme’s history.

Bouncing alcohol

England: Bouncers in Birmingham are being asked to breathalyse their customers to stop revellers “pre-loading” on alcohol.

More than 40 venues in the city have signed up to a new police-backed scheme which is aimed at cutting drink- related violence.

It means heavy drinkers could be “tested and turned away” from bars and clubs in the city centre.

Sergeant Dave Francis from Central Birmingham Police says it is to stop people from turning up at a venue already drunk.

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