In Brief

The weirdest enquiries received by the Foreign Office

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A request for 50 Cent’s phone number is one of the weirder enquiries received by the Foreign Office last year. Among the others were a woman in Sweden who asked what she should wear to Windsor Castle, a complaint from a tourist about the quality of the food on his flight, and a request for embassy staff to recover some headphones from a French hotel room.

Is Tupac still alive? 

Speaking of rappers, the “Tupac is alive” conspiracy theory shows no sign of dying. In a YouTube video, a fan claims that footage of the rapper on the night he died sees him walking past a body double. It is speculated that the double was the one who was shot and the rapper went on to live in hiding. “Yup 2pac is ALIVE,” commented a viewer.

Woman gives dog pee to drug testers  

US woman gave her probation officer a dog urine sample during a drug screening. Julie Miller admitted in court that she tried to use the dog urine as her own sample given to officers at a parole office in Kentucky during a regular probation visit. 

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