Bernie Sanders doll sells for $23,000
And other stories from the stranger side of life
A small crotchet doll of Bernie Sanders has sold for $23,000 (£16,823) online. The doll, a tribute to the inauguration day photo of the veteran Vermont senator hunched over and wearing chunky knitted mittens, was made by Tobey King in Texas. Commenting on the price-tag, she said: “It’s mind-blowing.” King has donated the money to Meals on Wheels America.
Loch Ness Monster spotted twice
The Loch Ness Monster has been spotted twice this year, according to reports. Viewers say they spotted the mythical beast on a live webcam stream of Urquhart Bay, when they witnessed “unexplained” objects in the loch measuring around “a dozen feet long”. Meanwhile, Nessie watcher Eoin O’Faodhagain also claims he spotted the mysterious creature twice in a matter of days.
Man has nose removed to look like alien
A man has had his nose surgically removed to try and look like a “black alien”. Anthony Loffredo has also split his tongue and covered his entire body - including his eyeballs - in tattoos. During a live Q&A on Instagram, Loffredo said he also dreams of removing his skin and replacing it with metal. He previously told French newspaper Midi Libre: “From a very young age, I have been passionate about mutations and transformations of the human body.”