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Sheriff called out to attend to life-size doll

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Authorities in Georgia, US, were surprised to discover that a “woman’s body” found along a hiking trail was actually a life-sized doll, “complete with accessories”. The “body” was spotted in the Hitchiti National Forest and was reported to the sheriff’s department, said Fox News. When the Jones County Sheriff’s Office attended the scene, they found the doll and nicknamed her Selena. “She has been having a nice day and is expected a make a full recovery,” the department wrote on Facebok. 

Italian town to reach centenarian landmark

An upcoming birthday in a small Sardinian town of 1,765 people is expected to earn the area the distinction of being home to ten people over the age of 100, said UPI. Sardinia has been identified as one of the five places in the world with the highest concentration of centenarians, with 33.6 people out of every 100,000 residents over the age of 100. Piuccia Lai celebrates her 100th birthday on 20 February in the town of Perdasdefogu, which boasts 16 times more centenarians than the national average.

Man reclaims wet sponge record

Two men in Idaho recaptured a Guinness World Record when one of them threw 91 wet sponges that struck the other in the face in 30 seconds. David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness records and uses his feats to promote STEM education, teamed up with Jonathan “Hollywood” Hannon to set a record with 43 wet sponge strikes in 2020, said Times Now, but it was later broken. The pair said they were delighted to have reclaimed the title.

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