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Sex shop gives away toys to ‘make America orgasm again’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A sex shop in the US is offering female customers free red, white, and blue vibrators if they pledge to vote in the upcoming White House election. The Erotique adult store in Montana says it wants to “make America orgasm again” and is giving away 2,200 vibrators in a promotion dubbed The Great American Orgasm. The toys are accompanied by an American flag sticker that states: “I came and I voted.”

Rare orange lobster is spared the pot 

A “one in 30 million” orange Canadian lobster has been saved by a fishmonger and sent to see out its days in an aquarium. Steve Atkinson discovered the apricot-hued arthropod in a delivery to his shop in Fleetwood. “Its striking and extremely unusual orange colour is actually only found in one in 30 million,” said Sea Life curator Scott Blacker.

Longest-legged teen hopes to inspire others 

An American teenager has set the world record for the longest female legs. Maci Currin, 17, has a right leg that is 134.3cm long and a left leg that is 135.3cm long. The 6ft 10in Texan is encouraging people with unique physical attributes to “embrace” them. She hopes her record title will inspire other tall women.

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