And finally… rock-paper-scales

A judge has ruled that a staggering €340,000 debt built up in three games of rock-paper-scissors is invalid.

The debt had been recognised in a notarised contract and had led loser Edmund Mark Hooper to register a mortgage on his home.

However, the highest court in Quebec has now ruled that the debt is invalid and the mortgage should be cancelled, CTV News reports.

The fateful game of rock-paper-scissors took place in January 2011 and led to Michel Primeau claiming a $517,000 CAD victory (around €340,000 EUR or £300,000 GBP).

The debt was ruled invalid by a Quebec Superior Court judge in 2017 and Mr Primeau failed in his appeal to the Court of Appeal.

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