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Ukrainian bakery names croissant after Boris Johnson

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A bakery in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has named a croissant after the UK’s prime minister. “Boris Johnson is not just a prime minister but is also now a croissant,” announced Cafe Zavertailo on Instagram this week. The accompanying photograph features row of pastries with meringue toppings, crowned with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to represent the PM’s chaotic locks. “We sell loads of them,” a spokeswoman told The Telegraph. “We can only make 42 at a time, three times a day, but we sell all we make within hours.” 

Random Instagrammer offers to marry Heard

A stranger has offered to marry Amber Heard after she lost her case with Johnny Depp. The Saudi man sent a voice note to Heard’s official Instagram account and called himself better than “old man” Depp, News 18 reported. “Amber since all doors are closing on you, you have no one except me to take care of you,” he said. “I’ve noticed that some people hate and bully you, therefore, I decided to marry you. May Allah bless us both. You are a blessing, but people don’t appreciate that.”

Del Boy is a literary work

Derek “Del Boy” Trotter, the market trader in the TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses, has been deemed a “literary work” following a high court copyright ruling. The Guardian noted that the character’s new status was legally defined after a company, set up by the creator of the BBC comedy, won its copyright battle with the operators of an “interactive theatrical dining experience”, Only Fools the (Cushty) Dining Experience. The judge said that the character of Del Boy was a literary work, and that each script of the series was a dramatic work.

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