/ 28 May 2024

A très chic picnic, max-relaxed workers, and (ab)seiling into marriage…

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Thousands of people have gathered on the Champs-Élysées in Paris for “le grand pique-nique”. Competition for a spot on the 216m long red and white checked picnic blanket was tight, with 4,400 out of the 273,000 applicants being selected to drop their derrières on the “world’s largest tablecloth”…

That might sound relaxing, but it wasn’t as chill as Seoul’s “space out competition”, where participants had to do anything they could to reach the lowest resting heart rate for the win. The contest is designed to remind exhausted South Korean workers to take a breather.

One Queensland couple has taken their nuptials to new heights by saying ‘I do’ while abseiling… Finger lime farmer Jade King met her now-hubby Joel Abbot in a car park but made sure their wedding was exhilarating by rappelling down the side of a cave in the Glasshouse Mountains. Luckily the photographer was also adventurous…

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