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Man leaves $5m to his dog

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A border collie

A man has left $5m to his eight-year-old border collie, Lulu. Tennessee businessman Bill Dorris specified that the sum should be placed in a trust to provide for Lulu’s care. Lulu is “a good girl”, said a friend of Dorris. Hotelier Leona Helmsley left $12m to her dogs after she died in 2007 and actress Lauren Bacall left $10,000 for care of her dog.

Couple bound by love 

A couple have chained themselves together for three months as a test of their love for one another. Alexander and Viktoria chose Valentine’s Day to begin the process. On the way home from their chaining ceremony, they had to choose whether to jointly use the male or female toilets at a roadside café. They chose the latter. Alexander explained: “There is a chain on us, and all the links are welded.”

Naked Attraction man removed

The host of Naked Attraction has revealed that a male contestant had to be escorted off the set after becoming “excited”. The Channel 4 show features six naked people who have their bodies gradually revealed by a potential date. Anna Richardson says: “There was a young man who was getting a little bit excited about what was about to happen. So our lovely floor manager, Dave had to escort him off the floor for a little while, just to calm down.”

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