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Man cycles from Poo Poo to Pee Pee for charity

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A man has cycled more than 2,500 miles from Poo Poo Point, Washington to Pee Pee Creek, Ohio, to raise money for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ruben Lopez says he travelled exactly 69 miles each day of his journey – “not a mile more, not a mile less”. He remembers passing Sharts Road during his journey, which raised more than $7,000 for the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation.

Pakistani man beats Indian in nutty challenge 

A man in Pakistan broke a Guinness World Record by cracking hundreds of walnuts with his head in a showdown with his Indian rival. Muhammad Rashid of Pakistan and S. Navin Kumar of India went head to head in the nutty showdown on television. Rashid won, cracking 254 walnuts in one minute, compared to Kumar’s 239.

Fly for free to Orlando if you are named Orlando 

A US airline is offering free flights in the month of October to Orlando for people called Orlando. Announcing the gimmick, Frontier Airlines said: “Our LOVE for Orlando, Florida - one of our most frequently traveled destinations - is HUGE. To spread the love, we're offering anyone with the FIRST or LAST name 'Orlando' a free flight to Orlando.”

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