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Agatha Christie’s ghost ‘haunts Devon museum’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The ghost of Agatha Christie is knocking her books off shelves in Torquay Museum in Devon. According to reports, when a poltergeist appeared to be targeting the writer's works, footage emerged showed the ghost of a woman. Gift shop manager Francesca Ferrara claimed she has seen books fly off the shelves four times in the last year and said they were all Agatha Christie books.

Couple welcome their second leap-year baby

A New York couple have had their second leap-year baby. Lindsay and Dane Demchak welcomed baby Scout Demchak on Saturday, marking the second birth in their family as well as the second child to be born on February 29. Their first child, Omri, was born February 29, 2016. An expert said the couple beat odds of 1 in 2.1 million.

Passenger takes over Uber as driver falls asleep

A woman drove her own Uber home after the driver of the vehicle fell asleep and started to swerve into traffic. Tejaswini Divya Naik, of Pune, India, said: "I told [the driver] that I don't have any issues driving and I love to drive. Both absolutely true statements but at that point, I knew if I wanted to reach home safely without zero risk I had to drive.”

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