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Man spots Loch Ness monster from Hong Kong

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A man says he spotted the Loch Ness monster while watching a live stream from Hong Kong. Michael Yuen was suprised when he spied the “unknown object coming out of Urquhart Bay”. He said he was watching the feed as “relief to the stress” of recent protests in Hong Kong. It is the 14th time this year Nessie has been spotted.

Doctors find man's false teeth stuck in his voicebox

A 72-year-old man who reported to accident and emergency coughing up blood and having difficulty swallowing turned out to have his false teeth stuck in his larynx. Medics concluded that the man must have breathed them in during a recent operation in which he was put under general anaesthetic. A study in 2016 found 91 incidents of false teeth being swallowed or inhaled in 28 countries.

Woman gets second-degree burns from vaginal steaming

A woman who attempted “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn, according to a case report in a Canadian medical journal. The woman took the move – taking hot steam into one’s vagina – after a doctor who was treating her vaginal prolapse recommended surgery. Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed vaginal steaming on her website in 2015.

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