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Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The results are in and Russians have voted Vladimir Putin as the sexiest man in the country. More than 2,000 Russians said the 68-year-old president is the hottest man in the land. The Moscow Times reports that 18% of Russian men and 17% of Russian women thought Putin was the best looking guy. However, 18% of the women said there were no sexy men in Russia.

Woman makes surprise at wedding

A woman at a wedding in China has identified the bride of her son as her long-lost daughter from the birthmark on her hand. The mother-in-law approached the bride’s parents to ask if they adopted their daughter over 20 years ago and they revealed they had found her as a baby girl by the roadside. However, the bride and groom were not biological siblings so they went through with the ceremony.

Frenchman fails Quebec French test

An immigrant from France has failed Quebec’s French test for newcomers. Yohan Flaman, a truck driver who moved to Quebec, failed the French test set by the department of Immigration, Francization and Integration. “If I failed it, when I’m French, I can understand how someone who is Mexican, who doesn’t speak French, could fail,” he said. “I think it’s ridiculous.”

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