In Brief

Was a shark swimming in the River Thames?

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A “shark” reported as swimming in the River Thames turned out to be a hoax. There was much excitement as a photo of a mystery fin in the London river went viral, but the Port London Authority later told the Evening Standard a man had called to confess the shark reports were not true. “He phoned us late last night to say it was Photoshop,” said a spokesperson.

Kangaroo found hopping in Florida 

Police in Fort Lauderdale have found a kangaroo hopping around the streets of the Florida city. “At first we didn’t really believe it ’cause there was only one call, so when we got there, there, sure enough, was a kangaroo,” said an officer. The animal is now in the custody of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Peperami wrapped in gold is yours for £1,500 

The world’s most expensive Peperami has been valued at £1,500. The company behind the pork snack has created a one-of-a-kind version which replicates the iconic original wrapper but in 18ct yellow gold. In the form of what is described as a “blingy pendant,” it can hang from the neck of those who want to bring some luxury style to their snack experience.

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