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Coronavirus: priest pours holy water over Russian streets

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A priest in Russia has poured holy water over streets in a bid to protect against the coronavirus. The holy man was sent to Svaliava Raion in the south-western Russian region of Zakarpattia Oblast, to carry out the ritual. A second priest rang a bell as he delivered a blessing.

Woman gives birth in toilet paper aisle

A woman gave birth in the toilet paper aisle of a Walmart in Missouri, according to a report. As luck would have it, a nurse happened to be in the store and assisted the mother while a worker held up a sheet for privacy. Customers cheered as the mother and baby left the store.

Two winning lottery tickets bought at same store

A pair of winning lottery tickets were sold at the same convenience store in New Jersey. The two lucky tickets for the state's Lottery's Jersey Cash 5 game were both purchased at Morlot Food & News in the city of Fairlawn. Each was worth $24,147 (£20,500), as the two winners shared the $54,294 (£46,299) from the draw on Saturday.

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