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Eager punters offer to bankroll sex robot production

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Sex doll

Fans of sex robots say they will donate money for futuristic dolls to be built sooner. RealDoll, which manufactures and sells a range of life-like sex dolls, has been contacted by customers who are only too willing to bankroll production of the dishy droids. The company offers a wide range of figurines, including an elderly male model which was recently trailed on Instagram. “If I could I would purchase one like this for my mom,” said one user.

Diver finds message from 1926

A boat captain has found a 95-year-old message in a bottle in Michigan. Jennifer Dowker was scuba diving in the Cheboygan River to clean the windows on the bottom of her glass-bottomed boat, the Yankee Sunshine, when she made the discovery. “It was kind of like: ‘Holy Smokes!’” she said. After she posted pictures of the 1926 message on her company’s Facebook page, the post went viral and she was put in contact with the writer’s daughter.

World’s funniest dad joke

The world’s best dad joke has been chosen after more than 2,700 funny fathers submitted jokes in a competition in celebration of Father’s Day. The side-splitting winning joke is: “I once hired a limo but when it arrived, the guy driving it walked off! I said: ‘Excuse me? Are you not going to drive me?’ The guy told me that the price didn't include a driver. So I’d spent £400 on a limo and have nothing to chauffeur it!”

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