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Americans google ‘what is India?’ as Trump visits country

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Americans have been asking Google “what is India?”, as President Donald Trump began his visit to the country. Google Trends shows a spike in such searches, with people in New Jersey most likely to ask the question. Earlier this year it was revealed that only a quarter of Americans knew where Iran was.

Aussie woman breaks Bohemian Rhapsody record

An Australian woman has set a Guinness World Record for most times viewing the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody. Joanne Connor, from Redcliffe, in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, has seen Bohemian Rhapsody 108 times at the cinema and 291 times at home on DVD. “I wasn't a Queen fan before the film,” she said.

TripAdvisor bans reviews of the ‘NatWest hole’

TripAdvisor has banned reviews of an attraction referred to as the “NatWest hole” - a circular hole in a wall next to a bank branch's ATM. Pranksters have posted so many reviews that the NatWest hole soared to the top five attractions in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. But the fun is over, as TripAdvisor says it is freezing contributions because they “do not describe a first-hand experience”.

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