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6 unexpected things that happened this week

Digitally enhanced yearbooks, porn stars as politicians and espresso – it’s the week’s weirdest news.

“DOES THAT MAKE me crazy?” sang Gnarls Barkley in their hit 2000s song.

We would never ask you that question, dear readers. Because we don’t mind what we are. As long as we’re still enjoying the nuggets of the world’s most bizarre news, we’ll know that we’re just fine.

Just FINE, you hear?

A porn star is challenging the allegedly crack-enjoying Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. Nikki Benz, who has appeared in over 200 adult films, has announced her candidacy against the notorious current Mayor. “I can do a great job running this city,” Benz said. “If Rob Ford can do it, I can do it.” You know? She kind of has a point. (NY Daily News)

North Korea has unveiled a new mushroom sports drink. The notoriously mysterious State has claimed they have cultivated “mushroom fungus” to create a drink that helps athletes recover from exertion. The Korean Central News Agency released the information and described it as “very effective”. We’d rather have what’s coming up below… (The Guardian)

This. A Texan man is presumably still awake and buzzing after drinking a coffee from Starbucks with 60 shots of espresso. It took him five days to polish off the drink, which contained several thousand calories and was topped with whipped cream. “It was delicious, very strong, very sweet,” said Andrew Chifari. Puts your coffee addiction into perspective, I suppose. (Daily Zone)

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There’s now an annual smallest penis contest in New York. Because of course there is. Brooklyn now officially has a “Smallest Penis Pageant” – even planners describe the event as “a pageant for confident people with a sense of humour”. Yes, participants will laugh so much they’ll cry. (The Source)

Students in Ohio were dismayed to find their yearbook photos had been altered to make them more “modest”. The school’s management, without the students’ say so, digitally added sleeves or cover-ups – however they didn’t do so consistently, as you can see below. Two girls wearing the same top were not treated equally. Throws the girls back in the day rolling up their school skirts into sharp relief, eh? (

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A court is to decide in India if a guru is dead or just in deep meditation. The Indian spiritual leader, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, died in January according to his family. However, his followers insist he is still alive and are refusing to hand over his body for cremation. They claim that he is in a deep state of meditation – called Samadhi. Sounds like you on a Sunday morning, what? What? What? (The UK Independent)

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