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Trump ‘upset his son won’t say he loves him’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Donald and Barron Trump

A US reporter has said that Donald Trump once compared him to his teenage son Barron, who would not say out loud that he loved his father. Veteran ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl said the former US president “was comparing my lack of excitement about his possible appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, with his son’s reluctance to say out loud that he loved him”.

Man turns hand into claw

The world’s “most modified man” has turned his hand into a claw by cutting off two of his fingers. Anthony Loffredo, from France, said he wants to become a “black alien”. He has already undergone several body modifications, including splitting his tongue, cutting off his nose and covering himself in piercings and tattoos. He said the changes help him develop “inner peace”.

‘Messiest girl’ prize awarded

An eight-year-old girl has been crowned the UK’s messiest child of 2021. Emily from Glasgow won the questionable honour after a nationwide competition was launched by Happy Beds. They offered a prize worth £400 to any parent who could prove that their child had the least tidy room, and Emily’s father Steve put his daughter’s name forward.  "My daughter Emily, unfortunately, treats her room like more of a changing room,” he said.

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