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Adolf Hitler ‘thought of himself as Jesus Christ’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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Adolf Hitler thought of himself as the second coming of Jesus Christ, declassified documents reveal. The Fuhrer wished to be “Germany’s future Messiah” and saw himself as a “demigod,” they say. “Hitler's conception of the Messiah is not Christ crucified but Christ furious. Christ with a scourge,” add the documents, which were compiled in 1942 by the Office of Strategic Services – a forerunner to the CIA.

Man travels with skeleton to use high occupancy lane 

Police have fined a driver who put a fake skeleton in his passenger seat so he could use a high occupancy vehicle lane. The plastic skeleton wore a bucket hat and was secured to the seat with yellow rope. High occupancy vehicle lanes are used to ease congestion for motorists with passengers in the car.

Man mortified when he discovers why his legs are blue 

A man who rushed himself to hospital when he noticed his legs had turned blue has was embarrassed when doctors told him the cause. Mark Shrayber said he thought he might have deep vein thrombosis. But, he added: “I have the ‘dumb**s who doesn’t wash his new jeans before wearing them’ disease and I would like to be executed immediately.”

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