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Rare banknote sells for 1,400 times its original value

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A rare £100 banknote found in a charity shop has sold online for £140,000 – 1,400 times its original value. The £100 Palestine pound note was issued to high-ranking officials during the time of the British Mandate in Palestine in 1927. Paul Wyman spotted the unusual note in a box of items donated to an Oxfam branch where he volunteers. He contacted an auction house where experts valued it at £30,000, but it sold for £140,000 when it went under the hammer at auction, reported The Daily Mirror.

Man runs half marathon in 111 T-shirts

A man has broken a Guinness World Record by running a half marathon while wearing 111 T-shirts. David Rush, who has broken more than 200 Guinness World Records to promote STEM education, completed the half marathon with a time of two hours, 47 minutes and 55 seconds. “My arms lost circulation and after a couple of hours my hands swelled to what felt like twice their size,” Rush told UPI. “My normally loose wedding ring was a constricted ring and I couldn’t even touch my thumb across my hand.”

Gran buys rude book for granddaughter

A grandmother was embarrassed after she accidentally bought an x-rated book as a present for her young granddaughter, reported LadBible. Sue Mackay thought she was buying an Enid Blyton book for her seven-year-old granddaughter, Skyla-Rae, when she picked up Five Get Gran Online. Skyla-Rae’s mother later received a note from her teacher saying that the book her daughter had brought to school was “inappropriate for children” and contained words such as “b***ocks” and “b***ard”. The book was part of a parody series written by Bruno Vincent.

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