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TikToker says we are all dead

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A TikToker has claimed that we are all dead and just living in memories. “Scientifically it's proven that when we die our mind is still functioning and it’s true that our life literally does flash before our eyes,” Matt Welland said. “There’s a seven-minute period of time when you will re-watch your entire life but it won’t feel like seven minutes - it will feel like forever.” One viewer wrote: “I watched this in my past life as well.”

Airpods still work after puppy swallows them

A puppy swallowed his owner’s air pods and they still worked after they were retrieved by a surgeon. Rachel Hick rushed her golden retriever Jimmy to the vet after she realised he’d eaten her headphone case. “Battery acid is highly dangerous to dogs as are large foreign objects, especially if they’re allowed to pass into the intestine,” said the surgeon, who removed the case completely intact with the charging light still on.

America’s oldest person dies at 115...or 116

Hester McCardell Ford, thought to be the oldest living person in the US and among the oldest human beings on the planet, has died peacefully at her home in Charlotte. The age she had reached is uncertain: she was at least 115 and possibly as old as 116. She was the matriarch of an enormous family: 68 grandchildren, 125 great-grandchildren and at least 120 great-great-grandchildren.

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