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Dublin: 18 °C Thursday 18 July, 2019

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6 unexpected things that happened this week

Shnakes in Cavan, crocs in shopping centres and hot sauce – it’s all the bizarre, bonkers, brilliant news stories you need to know about.

Crafty nine-year-old steals family car to avoid having to go to school

Officers said the child couldn’t actually see beyond the wheel.

Fearless pet parrot saves owner from attacker during daily walk in park

The crime-fighting bird was unflappable.

Tipsy 'beaver' steals blackcurrant cordial in botched nightclub theft

Unfortunately for the beaver, he was caught on CCTV.

Terrified woman calls police over home invader... who turns out to be a duck

She was woken by “banging noises” from downstairs.

What's the worst place to be stung by a bee? This student has found out...

Yes, by stinging himself all over his body with a bee. ALL over his body.

6 unexpected things that happened this week

Same-sex wedding bells for Irish penguins, how the zebra got his stripes and BIG RATS – it’s all the bizarre news stories you need to know about.

Chicken arrested for crossing the road

Yes, really.

Dad moves messy daughter's bedroom to the driveway to teach her a lesson

He just wanted to give the bed a good airing.

Stuck bull saved by policewoman who held its head above water for three hours

Watch the dramatic video of its rescue.

Meet the couple who won the lottery three times... in one month

Here’s how much they collected.

6 unexpected things that happened this week

A crow is smarter than your kid, the French are taking over the world and doggie dialtones – it’s all the bizarre news stories you need to know about.

Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years

Her friend put together a very special mixtape for her.

Discount bar selling £1 drinks to open in the UK

The pub is facing opposition from locals.