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Man injured by fat cat falling from balcony

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A man has been seriously injured after he was hit by a 6kg (13lb) cat, which had fallen from an eighth floor balcony in the northern Italian city of Turin. The man is suing the cat’s owner for damages over injuries to his neck and spine. The cat did not survive the fall.

Indian man cracks 217 walnuts with his head

The Guinness Book of Records has released video footage of a man cracking 217 walnuts with his head in one minute. The video shows S. Navin Kumar holding his hands behind his back while he cracked the walnuts that were lined up along a table for the record-setting attempt.

Drunk woman forced children to drive

A 29-year-old Minneapolis woman is facing two counts of child endangerment, after she allegedly forced a 12-year-old to drive her around because she’d “had a few drinks”. Another child in the car told police that the woman has repeatedly made the children drive, and “yells at them if they refuse”, according to a police report.

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