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Man could have made £250m by delivering two pizzas

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A student who got paid in Bitcoin for delivering two pizzas would be worth approximately £257m today if he hadn’t splashed the fee on a road trip. Back in 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz posted on an internet board that he would pay someone 10,000 Bitcoins in exchange for the delivery of two pizzas. Californian student Jeremy Sturdivant took up the challenge and used his payment on a trip for him and his girlfriend. He said: “I think that it’s great that I got to be part of the early history of Bitcoin in that way.”

Mouse causes havoc in Aldi

A woman said she nearly “died of shame” after a mouse appeared from her handbag while she was shopping at Aldi. The mouse caused bedlam when it jumped out of her bag and escaped after the customer opened her bag at the tills, at the store on the Isle of Wight. The mouse had been caught by the woman’s cat before she left the house and the shopper thinks her pet may have dumped the mouse in her handbag.

Breakfast host in ‘wife’ gaffe

Television host Dan Walker caused amusement when he seemingly referred to his co-star Louise Minchin as his wife. The BBC Breakfast star, 44, accidentally referred to his on-screen partner as “Louise Walker”. Later in the show, he clarified: “Good morning, you’re watching breakfast with Louise and Dan and just to confirm not married.” Minchin added: “Yes we are both separately married but there has been no secret wedding here.”

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