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How to get paid to sleep

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Want to get paid to sleep? Your dream may be about to come true because a luxury brand wants to to hire a professional bed tester to review and provide feedback on every bed and garden daybed they sell. The ‘Comfort Connoisseur’ will be asked to complete a scorecard for each bed for the luxury brand Olivia’s.

Sea lion found near highway in California 

Police and animal rescuers in California have found a sea lion wandering near a busy stretch of highway. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said the sea lion was spotted on Sunday next to Interstate 5 in the Tracy area. The Marine Mammal Center explained that the sea lion, which they have named Gilligan, probably became lost while searching for food.

Student breaks into museum to take selfies

A student in Australia has broken into a museum to take selfies. Security footage shows the German student crouching down next to a dinosaur skeleton to take a picture with it and stealing a cowboy's hat. Police say they had broken in at around 1am after climbing on to some nearby scaffolding to gain access to the building and was inside for around 40 minutes.

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