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‘Inoffensive and not bitter’ Joe Biden beer is launched

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A US brewery has launched a new beer bearing the name of the president-elect. Biden Beer was introduced at Minocqua Brewing Co. by owner Kirk Bangstad. The Biden-supporting beer boss describes the new brew as a kolsch that is “inoffensive and not too bitter”. He says he hopes to bring progressive politics to his county through beer.

School tells parents to stop throwing kids 

A school in France has asked parents to stop throwing their children over the fence when they're running late for class. The head teacher at Trillade Primary School, in Avignon, said: “It hasn't happened that many times, but as little as it happened, we preferred to get ahead of it. Parents who arrived after the bell were literally throwing their children.”

Boy seeks record with canyon trip

A 10-year-old boy may have set a new world record when he kayaked all 280 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. After Bodie Hilleke, 10, joined his parents for the epic trip through the Grand Canyon, they filed paperwork with Guinness World Records to have him certified as the youngest kayaker to navigate the journey. “I loved the big waves," Bodie told local media. “That was sick!”

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