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Ronaldo snub knocks $4bn off Coca-Cola’s value

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference has coincided with a $4bn fall in the share price of the soft drinks behemoth. The Portugal captain snubbed the drink ahead of his country’s Euros tie against Hungary. He then held up bottle of water, declaring: “Agua!” Coca-Cola’s share price dropped from $56.10 to $55.22 - a 1.6% dip. Its market value fell from $242bn to $238bn.

Bezos urged to eat Mona Lisa

A petition urging Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to buy the Mona Lisa and eat it has attracted hundreds of signatures. “Nobody has eaten the Mona Lisa and we feel Jeff Bezos needs to take a stand and make this happen,” says the petition on Change.org. One signer remarked: “I feel like this is something society needs… Jeff, we need you to make this sacrifice for society.”

Rare vulture spotted in UK

An Egyptian vulture has been seen in the UK for the first time in more than 150 years. The rare bird, which has featured in Egyptian hieroglyphs, was first seen at Peninnis Head on the Scilly Isles before moving on to Tresco. It is believed it came from Northern France. Birdwatchers are expected to flock to the isles hoping to see it before it moves on.

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