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Man buys cake to congratulate girlfriend for farting

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A man has bought his girlfriend a cake to congratulate her for finally farting in front of him after three years together. After Kaylie Warren, of Queensland, Australia, passed wind in his presence, Ryan McErlean presented her with a cake with a special message written in icing: “Took you three years – congratulations for finally farting”.

Man reunited with his stolen ring 52 years on 

A man in Florida was reunited with his high school class ring 52 years after it was stolen. Allan Ackles said the ring was pinched from his locker at Manatee High School in 1968. Recently, a man mowing his lawn found the ring and turned amateur detective to track down its delighted owner, who said: “I'm like an old man with a new kid toy.”

Former cop guilty of breakfast misconduct  

A former police constable is in trouble with the law after he was caught eating seven full English breakfasts at a police canteen without paying for them. Jamie Larman had only been a PC in training for two weeks when he ate the food at a Thames Valley Police training centre in Berkshire. Larman, who has since resigned, was found guilty of gross misconduct at a hearing.

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