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Cows survived Hurricane Dorian by swimming for miles

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Three cows swept off an island during Hurricane Dorian have been found alive after apparently swimming for several miles. The cows, part of a herd on the US state's Cedar Island, were swept away in September by a “mini tsunami” in North Carolina. They were presumed dead until they were discovered in a park. They “certainly have a gripping story to share”, said one official.

Tupac is alive theorists excited by 2011 footage 

Conspiracy theorists believe that Tupac Shakur is alive, citing news footage from 2011 which they say shows the rapper dancing in the background. Although the star was murdered in 1996, some fans have never accepted he is dead. It is claimed that the unearthed news footage from 2011 shows Tupac wearing a yellow rain poncho.

Newspaper publishes obituary of living man

A regional newspaper in the north-east has apologised after publishing an obituary of a man who is still alive. The Northern Echo reported that a local man named Charlie Donaghy was dead. The paper says it “checked with three independent sources” but is “now pleased to be able to report that Mr. Donaghy is alive and well”.

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