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Intern in trouble after accidentally sharing prison keys

And other stories from the stranger side of life

An intern had a bad day at the office when he shared photos of a German prison’s keys on WhatsApp. Although it is not believed that he had any bad intentions, the intern’s photo meant all 600 of the facility’s locks had to be changed because the keys could have been easily reproduced by specialists. A spokesperson for JVA Heidering Prison in Germany’s Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region said they may charge the €50,000 (£43,207) to the former intern.

Cat on the roof delays London to Manchester train

A train service from London to Manchester has been delayed after a cat was discovered on the train roof at London Euston station. As the cat refused to budge, passengers were transferred to a replacement train. After two and a half hours, the tabby finally backed down when a bin was pulled up beside the carriage, giving it a chance to disembark. Station workers described it as “swaggering off” into the night.

Grimes gets millions for cryptoart

Grimes, the musician and girlfriend of Elon Musk, has made £4m (£2.8m) in 20 minutes selling art that “doesn’t exist”, the Daily Star reports. The form of digital art, known as cryptoart, can never be hung on a wall or even touched. The highest-selling piece, a video set to music called Death of the Old, made nearly $389,000 (£278,000). The works are so valuable because they come with a digital asset called an NFT - short for non-fungible token - that authenticates it as the artist’s original work. 

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