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Runner completes cancelled marathon on his balcony

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A French athlete whose marathon was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic ran the entire 26.2 miles on his 23-foot-long balcony. Elisha Nochomovitz completed the run in six hours and 48 minutes after performing approximately 3,000 laps of the balcony. His girlfriend fed him M&M's and Coca-Cola as he ran.

Six-year-old boy breaks drumming record

A six-year-old Indian boy broke a Guinness World Record when he performed 5,500 drum beats in only three minutes. Devaagyh Dixit was awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for most drumbeats using drumsticks in the allotted time. The verified cool dude says he plans to grow up to be a fighter jet pilot.

Shopkeeper's clever tactic to stop loo roll hoarding

An Australian shopkeeper has come up with a clever tactic to stop people clearing the shelves. Hazem Sedda, who runs a convenience Store in Sydney, charges $3.50 for one pack of toilet roll but anyone trying to buy a second pack is charged $99. A sign on his toilet roll shelves says: “Don’t be greedy. Think of the other people.”

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