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Woman discovers gynaecologist is her father

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A doctor

A woman has filed a lawsuit against her gynaecologist of nine years, claiming he’s her biological father and used his own sperm to impregnate patients without their consent. The 35-year-old woman accused Dr Morris Wortman of the New York-based Center for Menstrual Disorders, of medical malpractice, battery, infliction of emotional distress, negligence, fraud, and lack of informed consent.

Bee attack kills penguins

A wildlife organisation says dozens of endangered penguins were killed by bees in a ‘fluke’ incident in South Africa. The swarm of insects repeatedly stung the sea creatures in their eyes during the attack on a beach, said the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. A number of the bees also died in the incident.

Oldest living female twins confirmed

Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama have been confirmed as the oldest identical living female twins and the oldest identical female twins ever at 107 years and 300 days old as of 1 September 2021. Umeno and Koume were born on 5 November 1913 on Shodo Island, Kagawa prefecture, Japan, into a large family of 13. Their Guinness World Record certificates have been presented to them at their respective care homes.

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