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This week's wackiest web stories: Rent-A-Bloke, the Pee Police and a never-ending game of tag

Turns out President Putin is a big Boyz II Men fan; and why the Big Mac will tell you everything you need to know about the Eurozone

St Putin's Day

The Russian President has hired notorious romantics, Boyz II Men band to perform live in Moscow ahead of Valentine's Day. nme.com

The never-ending game of tag

A group of men (over-grown boys?) have been playing the same game of tag for 23 Years. wsj.com

Community service-ed

A German teenager looking for a job was told to report for duty in a brothel by the local labor office, the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reported on Wednesday. reuters.com

The Piss Police

In the run up to Carnival, Brazil is employing "Pee Patrols" to crack down on public urination.

The Marriage Contract

Writing a quarterly report is the trick to saving a marriage Couples should write quarterly reports on the state of their marriage if they want the relationship to succeed, claim researchers. telegraph.co.uk

Big Maconomy

What does the Big Mac say about Euro Area adjustment? bruegel.org

Sharing is Caring

Do you share passwords with your nearest and dearest? mcafee.com

Bin Laden Land

Abbottabad, the Pakistani city where Osama Bin Laden was found and killed by US special forces is building an amusement park in the hope of boosting tourism. bbc.co.uk

Adult Airways

Beginning this week, under-12s are banned from the first seven rows of economy class on AirAsia X flights to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal. travel.cnn.com

Mother Love

Breaking revolting news: A mother 'french kissed' her inmate son in order to pass drugs to him during a visit to a New York jail.

Video of the week

Japan zoo carries out drill to recapture loose animals. bbc.co.uk