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Barriers: Owner Erects 5-Foot Wall Around Restaurant to Deal With Rodent Problem

The perfect place for a new Banksy.

The perfect place for a new Banksy.

Thai Shanghai in Exeter, England, has the worst health score available to British inspectors: a hygiene rating of zero, mostly because health officers found rat droppings throughout the restaurant. In an interesting allocation of resources, Thai Shanghai owner David Jim has dealt with its rodent problem by building a five-foot wall around the entire restaurant made of what looks like unadorned bricks. Jim says rats swarmed the place in search of dry land when the area recently flooded, so they've built this completely impenetrable wall "to prevent rodents [from] entering our premises again" and get back in health inspectors' good graces. Added bonus: The barrier could keep in very short dine-and-dashers. [Exeter Express and Echo]

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