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Greggs superfan is touring every single branch

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A hot drink and pastry from Greggs

A Greggs superfan who says she’s eaten more than 10,000 sausage rolls is touring every single branch of the bakery chain in the UK. Megan Topping, 27, plans to visit the 2,078 stores in a project that would involve a journey of 415 miles. “I would say that I am completely and utterly Greggs mad,” she said. “My perfect date isn’t some fancy dinner, but just a sit down in Greggs. Just us and a couple of sausage rolls.”

Japan defence members suspended over free curries

A cheeky curry scam has landed six members of Japan’s maritime self-defence forces in hot water. The dish is provided free of charge for personnel living in barracks or stationed on board ships docked at the base, Sora News 24 reported, but the six staff who have been tucking into the dish without paying for up to three years were not among those groups and should have paid for their meals. They have been suspended.

Man walks naked past husband’s Zoom call

A man was embarrassed when he strolled into his bedroom completely naked, not realising his husband was on a Zoom call to his colleagues. Jason Bowers, 35, was busy on his phone and did not realise at first that his partner’s 12 colleagues could see him as naked as the day he was born. “I dropped to the floor because I was so embarrassed that they might have seen me naked, and by dropping to the floor they wouldn't be able to see me hopefully,” he said.

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