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Shoplifters shove crabs down their pants

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Police in Pennsylvania are on the hunt for two men who put crabs in their pants and left a grocery store without paying for them. Two men entered the store, and one of them put two packs of crabs in his pants. After leaving without paying for the products, they later returned them and received cash.

Wife alarmed as husband shows penis to his mum

A woman says she was concerned when she learned that her husband had shown his mum his penis and asked for medical advice. “He's 34 years old and still showing his bits to his mum,” she wrote on Mumsnet. “Surely as a grown man with a wife he shouldn't be asking his mother to look at these kind of things for him?” Another mum replied: “Yeah that’s weird.”

Lucky guess as Canadian man opens safe on first try  

A Canadian man has spoken of his “total disbelief” after opening a safe that had been locked for 40 years on his first try. Stephen Mills made the lucky guess on the safe at Alberta's Vermilion Heritage Museum. With the dial numbers running from zero to 60, he tried 20-40-60. “It was great,” he said.

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