Our pick of the strange but true stories from around the world.
Freezer sale cuts no ice
A woman in North Carolina claims she found a frozen body in a second-hand freezer she had bought from her neighbour. The woman didn't open the appliance immediately as, she says, her neighbour had told her it was being used as a "time capsule" for her Sunday school class and that church representatives would come and remove the contents. When they failed to appear, the woman opened the freezer and found it packed with body parts, allegedly of the neighbour's elderly woman. "She sold me her frozen mother for $30 [£21]," the woman told CBS News. "How do you do something like that?" The neighbour has reportedly fled town.
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'Drip driver' spotted in China
Video has emerged of a Chinese man driving along a highway in Xinyang with an IV drip attached to his arm and protruding from the window. The man, who also appears to be drinking a beer, has not been identified. Local officials are said to be investigating.
Vegans buy lobster to set it free
A Canadian vegan bought a lobster from her local supermarket and shipped it 900 miles to be released back into the wild. Christine Loughead of Ontario said she found the creature alone in a tank in the shop, "surrounded by the animals that had already lost their lives". She paid $20 (£10.50) for it and shipped it by courier to fellow vegan Beth Kent, who released it into the wild on the Nova Scotia coast.
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