Stories that made us smile this week

STORY: Stories that made us smile this week

1/ A Dubai cafe pampers pooches

with puppaccinos and pupcakes

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUNDER AND OWNER OF HAPPY BARK DAY CAFE, HYUNSUK KU, SAYING:

“One day I was thinking – there are many places for humans, restaurants, why is there no restaurant for dogs? We want to go everywhere together, we want to stay everywhere. So I thought let’s make one for them.”

2/ A giant robot fixes railway wires in Japan

that are too hard to reach for humans

Courtesy: West Japan Railway Company

3/ Stephen Carpenter and Eric Bourne are the first same-sex couple

to get married on the British Antarctic Territory

Courtesy: British Antarctic Survey

4/ Writers with looming deadlines can go to this anti-procrastination cafe

which doesn't let them leave until their work is done

Location: Tokyo, Japan

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 37-YEAR-OLD WRITER AND LYRICIST, EMIKO SASAKI:

“I’ve finished about 80% of the work. I think it’s good to be able to concentrate on writing the articles without doing other unnecessary things.”

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