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Spy chief gave green pen to James Bond

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A British spy chief secretly visited the set of the forthcoming James Bond film, The Telegraph reported. Sir Alex Younger was invited to Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire to tour some of the backdrops used in No Time To Die before he stepped down as head of MI6 last year. The visiting spook donated his famous green-ink pen to his onscreen counterpart. The former spy chief will attend the world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Turtle delays plane decorated with turtles

A slow moving turtle has delayed five planes at an airport in Japan. The casual creature, which weighs just over 2kg, was seen shuffling slowly along the tarmac at Narita international airport near Tokyo on Friday morning, causing a pilot preparing for takeoff to contact air traffic control. One of the delayed jets was an All-Nippon Airways Airbus A380 whose fuselage is decorated with images of sea turtles.

Man converts Reliant Robins to Back to the Future cars

A man is converting Reliant Robins into Doc Brown’s famous time-travelling sports car from Back To The Future. Ty DeLorean, who claims to be the son of automobile manufacturer John DeLorean, said that DeLorean Motor Company’s lawyers have threatened him with legal action over trademark infringement. Vowing he will prevail in any legal clash, the Cornishman said: “Where we’re going we don’t need four wheels.”

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