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Kayakers escape after ending up in mouth of a whale

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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Two kayakers escaped unhurt after finding themselves in the mouth of a humpback whale that surfaced beneath them. Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel said they were kayaking and whale watching off the coast of Avila Beach, California, when one whale surfaced from underneath their boat. “I thought, 'Oh, no!’” said one of them. Luckily, the whale left them behind.

Man takes dog for a walk to dodge curfew rules 

A man has bypassed lockdown in the Czech Republic by taking a stuffed toy dog for a walk. The rules state that you are not allowed out after 9pm without a good reason, such as walking a dog. However, one man noticed that the ruling did not state which kind of dog, so he took the toy for a late-night stroll. When police stopped him, he told them: “I'm walking a dog here, I'm not doing anything illegal here.” The officers described it as a “really unusual case”.

Indian teen wins longest hair world record 

An Indian girl has secured the Guinness World Record for the longest hair on a teenager. Nilanshi Patel’s hair was measured days before her 18th birthday at a length of 6 feet, 6.7 inches. She said: “I got my hair cut, a really bad haircut. So, then I decided that I won’t cut my hair. I decided that when I was six and have not cut it since.” She is now considering growing her hair out to seek length records in the adult category.

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