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‘Smells like capitalism’ candle costs £2,021

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A 'Smells Like Capitalism' candle

The “world’s most expensive candle”, named Smells Like Capitalism, has been put on sale priced at £2,021. Its maker, Flaming Crap, says it “gives off an aroma of musky leather aroma with notes of Great British sterling kept in an off-shore account”. It was inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s “This Smells Like My Vagina” candle.

£6.2m stamp ‘smaller than expected’

A stamp worth £6.2m has arrived in UK - and its buyer says it was smaller than he expected. The British Guiana 1c Magenta is, gram for gram, thought to be the most valuable product ever made, says Sky News. Following a high-security operation to import it from the US, it’s buyer said: “I knew the dimensions, but it's even smaller than I expected.”

Lottery winner shares jackpot with herself

A lottery winner who accidentally bought two identical tickets for the same draw has ended up sharing the jackpot prize with herself. Susan Gray, from North Carolina, is believed to be the world’s first sole joint jackpot winner, having scooping two halves of the $305,046 (£221,000) top prize of the Carolina Cash 5 draw. “It was really an accident that I played both,” she said.

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