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Kentucky governor apologises for accusing Tupac Shakur of benefit fraud

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The governor of Kentucky has apologised for accusing a man named Tupac Shakur of benefit fraud. Andy Beshear, who had publicly accused the man of making a false claim under the deceased rapper’s name, then discovered it was the man’s real name. “I talked to him on the phone today. I apologised. I told him how it happened, but I owned it,” said Beshear.

One-person restaurant opens in Sweden

A coronavirus-era restaurant is being launched in Sweden that will only serve one customer per day. The solo guest will be seated in the middle of a field, with a basket attached to a rope used to serve them. The owner of the restaurant, named Bord för En, or Table for One, said: “It will be the only COVID-19-safe restaurant in the world.”

Idaho man breaks wet sponge record 

A man in Idaho took 43 hits to the face with wet sponges to break a Guinness World Record. David Rush, who has broken more than 100 Guinness records to promote STEM education, said he abided by social distancing. “There is also no evidence that COVID-19 has ever been spread by a thrown wet sponge,” he said.

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