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Man says his double lottery win is down to Taylor Swift

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Taylor Swift

A double lottery winner has credited pop star Taylor Swift for his success. John Cabral, of Maryland, said he won his first prize on the same day he helped out with one of Swift's live performances. He says his second lottery win came two days before the singer won six awards at the American Music Awards. “Maybe she'll write a song about me,” Cabral said.

Fox pees in man's tea as he tops up car 

A British man was left fuming after a fox peed into his cup of tea. Ryan Robinson left his hot drink on the side of the road in Wythenshawe while topping up his car with oil. The animal approached the cup, sniffed the drink and then urinated into it, before strolling off. Robinson described the fox as “a little s**t”.

Pigeons wearing cowboy hats in Las Vegas 

Pigeons wearing small cowboy hats are being spotted in Las Vegas and no one knows why. Mariah Hillman, who operates a local pigeon rescue called Lofty Hopes, said that at first, “I was like, ‘Oh my god, that's cute’” before changing mood and asking herself, “Wait a minute — how did they get those hats on there?”

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