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Beatles cover ‘proves’ Paul McCartney died in 1966

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Paul McCartney is dead and a Beatles album cover proves it, according to conspiracy theorists. The legend goes that McCartney was killed in a car crash in 1966 and replaced by a lookalike. Fans say that the decapitated dolls on the cover for the Yesterday and Today album are references to the star’s decapitation in a car crash.

Rescuers find 300 cats in apartment

Cat rescuers in Canada found more than 300 cats living in a small apartment. Toronto Cat Rescue described what they found in the flat as a “perilous hoarding situation” after neighbours raised the alarm due to strong smells. Most of the cats were in good health, though one needed dental work. They’ve been taken to foster homes.

Woman pulls alligator out of her yoga pants

A Florida woman pulled an alligator out of her yoga pants after police pulled her over. Officers say that when they questioned Ariel Machan-Le Quire, she “proceeded to pull an alligator out of her yoga pants (about one foot in length) and placed it into the bed of the truck”. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission was called to take care of the creature.

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