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Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

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An alcoholic monkey in northern India has been sentenced to life of solitary confinement in a zoo after injuring 250 pedestrians when his supply of booze ran out. Liberty Times reports that the six-year-old pet monkey, named Kalua, indiscriminately attacked people across the Mirzapur district. The authorities said Kalua was formerly owned by an “occultist” who routinely supplied him with booze.

Giant Monopoly board found under carpet

A couple who ripped up old carpet in their home have discovered a giant Monopoly board painted underneath. The board features chance boxes, a jail, a community chest, railway stations and of the game’s other classic destinations. A photo of the board has attracted more than 1,900 comments on Reddit. Monopoly was created in 1903, when the anti-monopolist Lizzie Magie set out to create a game that would explain the single-tax theory of political economist Henry George.

Longest-haired teen gets hair cut

The teenager with world’s longest hair has cut it off after 12 years of growth. Since 2018, Nilanshi Patel, from Gujarat in India, held the Guinness World Records title for the longest hair on a teenager when, at 16-years-old, her hair measured 170.5 cm (5 ft 7 in). Last July, when she was 17, her hair had reached an even longer 200cm (6ft 6.7 inches). “My hair gave me a lot - because of my hair I am known as the real life Rapunzel”, she said.

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