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Hitler’s toilet seat up for auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat is expected to fetch around £15,000 at an upcoming auction. A US soldier grabbed the curious keepsake from the Nazi leader’s private bathroom in his holiday home in the Bavarian Alps. And now his family has decided to cash in on the toilet seat at an auction in Maryland. The auction company said: “One can scarcely imagine the plotting the tyrant undertook while contemplating the world from atop this perch.”

Duck surfs to Instagram fame

A surfing duck has become an Instagram sensation after realising that it can catch some waves and make its way into the beach without having to paddle. The duck, who is eight months old, has become a popular sight in Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast, Australia and has his own Instagram account, @rainbowbayduck.

Fish gets lodged in man’s throat

A doctor has removed an 18cm fish from a man’s throat following a fishing accident in Colombia. When the man was dealing with a fish he had caught, a second fish bit his line. He placed the first fish in his mouth while he reeled in the second fish. Unfortunately, it lodged itself in his throat. When he arrived at hospital, doctors removed the 18cm fish from the man’s oesophagus.

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