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May 20

You've heard of bumper cars, bumper shoots _ but bumper tables? That's what owners of an Ocean City, Maryland restaurant are calling the inflatable inner tubes being used to help diners practice social distancing. Customers at Fish Tales say the devices were created to let people keep a medically safe distance while eating outdoors. The tables have a hole in the middle to accommodate people between 4 and 6 feet tall _ and wheels to let the tables move around. The inflatable tubes keep the tables from getting closer than 6 feet apart. The owner of Fish Tales says he has already begun using them _ and plans to get another 40 _ so customers can dine while keeping their distance from others.

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is handling a prank with good humour. The Republican asked people to submit the names of high school graduates so he could read them aloud on a webcast. Among more than 10,000 submissions was the name ``Harry Azcrac.'' Reeves read it out loud, paused briefly and then kept going. It became the butt of jokes on social media. Reeves responded that Harry's submitter has a bright future as a writer for The Simpsons