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Count Binface wants to run for London mayor

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Count Binface, a “fearless space warrior” who ran against Boris Johnson in last year's general election, has announced his plans to run for mayor of London. Vowing to “take out the trash”, Binface said he is throwing “his bin into the ring” because the race needs “shaking up”. A Gofundme page set up for the prospective candidate has already raised £1,390.

World's oldest podcaster finds it ‘gratifying’

Ida Schuster is thought to be the world’s oldest podcaster. The 101-year-old, who was born during the First World War, talks about her experiences as a Jewish girl who helped fight Hitler and as an actress on Old School. “It's all terribly gratifying, you make an old woman very happy,” she said.

Seven percent of Brazilians ‘are Flat-Earthers’

More than 11 million people in Brazil – 7% of the population - believe the Earth is flat, according to a polling firm. Brazilians who believe the Earth is flat are mostly men and often Catholics or evangelical Christians, the study found.

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