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Speaking of which: On the day that Cristiano Ronaldo scored his hat-trick against Spain, the widely ridiculed statue of him at the Madeira airport named in his honour was removed and replaced with one less bizarre, although the new one could be almost anyone.

And on that hat-trick: How did David De Gea, arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, manage to fluff that shot from Ronaldo? Apparently, a car knocked it out of his hands. Read more ›››

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Naked charity: More than 2,500 women set a new world record for skinny dipping at Magheramore beach in Ireland to raise money for a local cancer charity, beating the previous record that stood at a mere 786 people.

Raising an eyebrow: Researchers at the University of Toronto have discovered that having thick and well-groomed eyebrows is a sign of a narcissistic personality. Read more ›››

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Sign of the times: In a sad reflection of the state of the high street, Toys R Us is selling everything from its US headquarters, including their mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe.

Can it: Deputies in Florida managed to take out an armed robber with a couple of well-aimed cans of Bush’s Extra Brown Sugar Baked Beans as you can see from this video. Read more ›››

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Teaser: Another of those annoying puzzles – can you spot the lollipop hiding among the ice creams? If not, here is the solution.

Name game: I take umbrage at some of the peculiar names that people give their children these days and it seems that I’m not alone. A writer from Utah has Tweeted the dumbest names from her son’s junior high yearbook that includes the likes of Dezalin, Jaxon and Cambrie. Read more ›››

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But is it art? A Turin-based artist has spent months sculpting a life-size Fiat 500 car out of a 15-tonne block of white marble that he sees as a critique of today’s consumerist, throw-away society.

Living Dead: Authorities in Lake Worth, Florida, worried residents when they included a zombie warning during a recent power outage. Read more ›››

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Shed alight: The only road legal motorised shed in the world set a new speed record by topping 100 mph at Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire breaking its previous 80 mph record.

Illusions of perception: Following the gold/blue dress controversy of 2015, there is now an audio illusion on the web. So do you hear ‘laurel’ or ‘yanny’? The Donald, of course, hears ‘covfefe’. Read more ›››

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T&Cs apply: Ever wondered what you are signing up to when you click ‘I agree’ for the various apps you use? Dima Yarovinsky has printed out the T&Cs for seven of the most popular social media apps and it’s quite a list.

Cool origins: The recent hot weather has done wonders for the ice cream trade but have you ever wondered how the 99 got its name? It’s all down to the king of Italy’s bodyguard. Read more ›››

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Mind the step: A passenger on a Lucky Air flight from Sanya, on Hainan Island, has been fined £8,000 after opening the plane’s emergency door ‘to get some air’.

Jesus saves: Unlikely Rochdale superfan Jesus Sanchez left his home in Spain thanks to the home supporters who raised the £500 for his trip in the hope that his presence might save them from relegation. And it worked! Read more ›››

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