New photo reignites #FakeMelania conspiracy theory

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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The conspiracy theory that body doubles are used to stand in for Melania Trump has re-ignited after a photo was released of her boarding the presidential helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House. “Is this really Melania?” wrote one Twitter user. “Nose, jawline, and smile aren't the same as the real one.” Another added: “Okay... I am not a conspiracy nut, but I have checked and she does not show her gums when she smiles, and the corners of her mouth turn up not down.”

Man sets record with 516 tattoos and piercings

A German man has set a Guinness World Record for most body modifications after making 516 changes, including tattoos, piercings and subdermal implants. Rolf Buchholz said he was never interested in body modification until he got his first tattoo at age 40. Buchholz, who previously set the world record for most piercings when they were officially counted at 453, says he will make more changes.

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Farmer names green dog Pistachio

An Italian farmer was surprised when one of his eight dogs gave birth to a green-furred puppy. The little dog was the odd one out in a five-strong litter born all with white fur, the same colour as their mixed-breed mother. The farmer has named the exceptional mutt Pistachio.

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