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Pub puts Putin photo in urinals

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A pub in Nottingham has placed a photograph of Vladimir Putin in its urinals, reported LadBible. The Raglan Road Irish Bar replaced a photograph of former US president Donald Trump with one of the Russian leader, encouraging their punters to unleash their own protest upon him. When the pub announced its initiative in an Instagram post, one fan commented: “I’ll be round. Least I can do.”

Quiz contestants asked to guess cocaine price

A television station in Spain has been forced to apologise after a game show asked contestants to guess the price of a gram of cocaine, reported The Times. Atrapame Se Podes, or Catch Me if You Can, features several rounds of questions which participants can win up to €25,000 for answering correctly. After the episode was broadcast, the state-run TVG channel said: “It wasn’t the intention of the programme to disparage the serious problem of drug addiction.” Both contestants had correctly guessed the answer.

Octopuses existed before dinosaurs

Scientists have discovered the oldest known ancestor of octopuses, which originated before dinosaurs. The 330m-year-old fossil, unearthed in Montana, has ten limbs each with two rows of suckers. The Guardian said the creature probably lived in a shallow, tropical ocean bay. The scientists have named the ancient fossil Syllipsimopodi bideni, after President Joe Biden.

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