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Bar offers cocktails to dogs

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A dog licking its face

A bar in London is offering “puptails”, including a “bloodhound Mary” or “barkarita”, to dogs. The dog drinks, which are alcohol-free, also include a “howlapaw sling” of raw carrot juice or a “great expawlor” tray full of shots of apple and raw beet juices. Owners and their dogs at the Barkney Wick centre in Hackney Wick can also share “lick & mix” treats.

Bezos flight teen had never used Amazon

The Dutch teenager who rode with former Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s first manned flight told the Amazon chief executive that he wasn’t a customer. “I told Jeff, like, I've actually never bought something from Amazon,” said 18-year-old Dutch physics student Oliver Daemen. He says the billionaire replied: “Oh, wow, it’s a long time ago I heard someone say that.”

Restaurant launches deep-fried lasagne burger

A restaurant in Stoke is launching a deep-fried lasagne burger, which features a square of lasagne covered in batter, deep fried, and wrapped in a bun. The deep-fried lasagne burger will cost £14, served with a side of fries and homemade coleslaw. It has a total of around 1,500 calories. Asked why he created it, the restaurant’s owner, Ant Turner, said: “Why not?”

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