Alex the Lion Stroke-King

British wildlife expert Alex Larenty, 50, calms the savage cats with gentle foot-rubs. Alex, originally of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, moved to South Africa in 1999. He started massaging Jamu, nine, after putting insect repellent on him one day. He said: “I gave him a scratch and massage and he rolled around with his tongue out. Now he adores massages — his favourite game is This Little Piggy.”

Gold Bar ATM Machine

Untitled-1This gold vending machine was located at the Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace hotel. This ATM machine dispenses 10-gram 24K bars of solid gold instead of cash. You can buy a 2.5, 5 or 10 gram gold bar for $193, $343 and $638 respectively.