In Brief

Family accidentally orders 48 boxes of toilet paper

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A family in Australia which meant to order 48 rolls of toilet paper online instead ended up with 48 boxes. Haidee Janetzki of Toowoomba said: “I put 48, thinking that would be a box of 48 rolls. Turned out it was 48 boxes. The courier man turned up at the door with two pallets of toilet paper instead of one box.” A quick check of her credit card statement showed she had spent A$2,153.78.

Longest tooth on record pulled

A dentist in India has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest tooth pulled from the mouth of an adult. Dr Saurabh Srivastava pulled the virtual tusk, which measured 39mm, exceeding the previous record - a 37mm tooth, which was pulled by German dentist Dr Max Lucas in 2018.

Coincidences galore as man wins lottery again

A man in Connecticut won a substantial lottery prize four years after winning the same amount from the same type of ticket purchased at the same store. Thomas Perretta said he had now twice won $30,000 (£23,000) from a 30X Cash ticket.

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For more outlandish tales and news to make you smile, sign up for our Tall Tales email––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recommended

Oscars predictions 2021: who will win the top awards?
Nomadland stars Frances McDormand
In Depth

Oscars predictions 2021: who will win the top awards?

How the world reported the conviction of Derek Chauvin
A march through Minneapolis after the guilty verdict
Global lens

How the world reported the conviction of Derek Chauvin

‘Cheerio, cheerio, cheerio’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Cheerio, cheerio, cheerio’

Harry’s new job title means ‘penis’ in Japan
Prince Harry
Tall Tales

Harry’s new job title means ‘penis’ in Japan

Popular articles

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 21 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 21 April 2021

What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?