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A Romanian cobbler has designed a set of elongated leather shoes which ensure the wearer maintains at least 1.5 metres away from others as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Grigore Lup, who hails from the Transylvanian city of Cluj, reportedly said he came up with the idea after seeing people not respecting social distancing rules. The shoes, which take him about two days to make, are on sale for 500 Romanian leu (about $US117). 

Amid coronavirus-related ongoing social distancing restrictions in Germany, an airport parking garage has been turned into a drive-through art gallery. About 300 works by some 50 artists are reportedly on show at the Cologne Bonn Airport carpark including paintings and sculptures arranged on luggage carts.

Now that is small. A Turkish artist who specialises in micro-sculpture says he's unofficially broken the Guinness World Record for the smallest handmade chess set, creating a board and pieces that measure just nine millimetres square in total. The tiny set, which took Necati Korkmaz about six months to create, is able to be played using a microscope to see the board and little sticks to move the pieces. Korkmaz says he is submitting the work to Guinness World Records to have it officially recognised. The current record-holder is India's Johnson Pathiyanathan who created a board measuring just 12 millimetres square.