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Adolf Hitler wins local election in Namibia

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A politician in Namibia named after Adolf Hitler says he has no plans for world domination after romping to a sweeping victory in local elections. Adolf Hitler Uunona, 54, was elected by the town of Ompundja with 85% of the vote. “It was a perfectly normal name for me when I was a kid,” he told a German newspaper. “It wasn't until I grew older, that I realised that this man wanted to subjugate the whole world and killed millions of Jews.”

Messages in bottle found 103 years on 

A bottle containing hand-written letters and rare coins has been discovered more than a century after being hidden. The milk bottle, which was found buried under the floor in the Roslyn Grist Mill in New York, dates back to 1917. It contains number of rare coins, and two letters, one written in English and one in Italian - which eventually made its way back to the author's granddaughter.

Ohio bans travel to and from Ohio 

The authorities in Ohio are recommending that people in Ohio avoid traveling to Ohio. The official coronavirus guidance also recommends that those entering Ohio after traveling from Ohio self-quarantine in Ohio for 14 days. “Obviously, outside of The Matrix or a Christopher Nolan movie, this is physically impossible,” says a local news station.

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