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Clinton turned down Queen because he wanted a curry

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Bill Clinton turned down tea with the Queen in 1997 because he wanted to go for a curry, formerly classified documents have revealed. Buckingham Palace contacted Downing Street to say “HM the Queen would be very pleased” to invite the Clintons to tea on their one-day detour from summits in Paris and The Hague. However, the Clintons replied that they while “very grateful for HM the Queen’s invitation”, they would “wish to decline politely”. A briefing note said Bill had expressed an interest “in trying Indian food” instead.

World’s oldest tennis player wants to take on Federer

A 97-year-old Ukrainian man has been named the world’s oldest tennis player. Leonid Stanislavskyi has entered the Guinness World Records after playing tennis for over 50 years and credits the hobby for his longevity. He says he has no plans of stopping and for his 100th birthday wants to play against tennis legend, Roger Federer.

Mum makes face mask out of breast milk

A mum has made her baby son a facemask out of breast milk. Linh Ta shared the process on TikTok, in a post captioned: “When your baby has acne and you make a breast milk mask for him.” The post has since gone viral, attracting 4.2m views. One viewer commented: “Your baby is going to LOVE these photos when they are like 16 years old lol.”

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