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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-07-05 17:00

In unusual but true stories this week, we have the "coolest" ride in London, a casino-themed day care center for Japan's elderly, an innovative Storm Shelter Bed, a human flying carpet formed during a rodeo skydive and the first "long-range" solar car.

All the odd and interesting anecdotes from around the world are here in our review.

The "coolest" ride in London

An inside view of the "Cool Cab". [Photo/VCG]

As London is swept by a heatwave, the "Cool Cab", a refrigerated hackney carriage, has offered passengers the "coolest" ride in the city.

It has a number of features designed to keep passengers cool, including an interior cooled by dry ice, a freezer stocked with ice pops and a state-of-the-art air conditioning system.

Passenger Zaynab Chowdhury eats an ice pop while taking a ride in the "Cool Cab". [Photo/VCG]

The freezer on wheels is running for a limited time, but has proved popular with passengers and could be considered for full-time operation across the summer months in the future.

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