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Shop owner bans ‘bra money’

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A shop owner in Dublin has banned payment with money stashed in customers’ bras. Bedding salesman Michael Flynn said he was fed up with customers producing cash from their bras during the heatwave. His note read: “NO BRA MONEY. Due to increasing temperatures, and for our own personal safety, we will NOT be accepting any bra money.” Commenting on the ban, a Facebook user asked: “What about men with sweaty bollocks, no singling the woman out.”

Parliament disrupted by huge rat

A session of the regional parliament of Andalusia has been interrupted by a rat. The rodent, which was of “considerable size”, reportedly left politicians “gasping and jumping out of their seats” despite appeals for calm. Proceedings were disrupted for several moments before the rate exited to applause.

Driver dodges squirrel but hits Lincoln building

When a young driver in Massachusetts swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel she crashed into a historic home built by an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln. Police were called to the Samuel Lincoln Cottage in Hingham, which was constructed in 1650, when Hingham was first settled. Officer said the 19-year-old driver swerved to avoid hitting the squirrel and “drove off the right side of the road, over the sidewalk, and into the front of the house”.

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