Bad Day for nightshirts, as a row erupted over quotas. After imports of women's nightshirts had been blocked by customs officials, it emerged that nightshirts had been included in the EU's administrative classification as blouses, for the purposes of textile imports. "It's ridiculous," declared London Euro MP Michael Elliott. "Surely these people know that a nightshirt is not a blouse. This kind of red tape can cost firms money."
Sterile Day for pigeons, as a new ordinance in Venice instituted fines for anyone feeding the pigeons. Under the regulations, the city's pigeons - which number more than 100,000 - will be fed only at special distribution centres with a special feed treated to sterilise their eggs and free them of internal parasites.Reuse content