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Runner who ‘broke’ Usain Bolt’s record ran shorter race

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A runner who was briefly thought to have beaten Usain Bolt’s record in the 200 metres started the race from the wrong spot. After Noah Lyles was thought to have broken the record the Jamaican star set at 19.19 seconds in 2009, organisers discovered that he had started from the wrong lane and had only run 185 metres. “You can’t be playing with my emotions like this,” tweeted Lyles after the run.

Arizona man sets new Jenga record  

A man in Arizona has piled an impressive 485 blocks of Jenga on top of just one of the game’s pieces. Breaking his own record set last year, Tai Star Valianti made a structure shaped like an inverted pyramid. He is described by Guinness World Records as a “Master Jenga stacker”.

Ferrari stolen in 1990s found in Amsterdam waters

A Ferrari Mondial stolen in the early 1990s has been fished from the water off Javakade in Amsterdam Oost. It was discovered accidentally by fire brigade divers during an exercise. Too much time has passed to charge anyone with the crime, police said, adding, “the car is completely rusted and will be scrapped.”

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