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Lego washes up on shores 25 years after shipwreck

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Pieces of Lego are still washing up on UK beaches 25 years after a shipwreck dumped millions of them into the sea. Locals and tourists keep finding small items from the children’s toy on beaches in Devon and Cornwall – the result of a freak storm which tipped over a large shipment of Lego in 1997, reported the Daily Star. The incident became known as the “great Lego spill”.

‘Holy’ artwork features local businessman  

A religious artwork has been removed from an Italian church after a priest and the businessman who commissioned the £17,000 painting were found to feature among the sacred images. The painting was gifted to the cathedral of Canosa in Puglia, southern Italy, but was removed upon further inspection, reported Sky News. The artist has said he is willing to revise the work before it goes back on display.

Florida boy is world’s tallest teen

A Florida basketball player was declared the tallest teenager in the world when his seven-foot-five height was verified by Guinness World Records. High schooler Olivier Rioux, 15, told local media that he dwarfs his six-foot-two and six-foot-eight mother and father.

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