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TikToker resurrects ‘Tupac is alive’ theory

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Tupac

The theory that Tupac Shakur is still alive has been given fresh impetus after a lookalike on TikTok posted a video of himself with the caption: “When people walk up to you and say look like 2pac. What y’all think?” One user responded: “I knew you didn't die!” A ‘Tupac truther’ previously claimed that the rapper, who died in 1996, is actually still alive and dwelling in the sewers of Las Vegas.

Message unites two teens

A message in a bottle has connected two teenage boys across the Atlantic Ocean, three years after it began its journey. Sean Smith, 16, sent the note from the US state of Rhode Island in 2018. It read: “It is Thanksgiving. I am 13 and visiting family in Rhode Island. I am from Vermont.” It also gave an email address. Three years on, the message was found more than 3,000 miles (4,820 km) away by Christian Santos, 17, in the Azores, a Portuguese archipelago in the mid-Atlantic.

Most premature baby reaches first birthday

A baby born weighing less than a pound has celebrated his first birthday, becoming the most premature baby to survive, according to Guinness World Records. Born more than 18 weeks before his expected due date, Richard Scott William Hutchinson was so tiny his parents could hold him in a single palm of their hands. “It doesn't feel real,” his mother Beth said about Richard’s record. “We're still surprised about it. But we’re happy.”

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