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Heroes and villains
Justin Bieber | A Turkish drunk
Justin Bieber, who made a hash of his wedding anniversary. His wife, Hailey, posted an Instagram carousel with pictures of the pair coupled up. Justin, meanwhile, posted a black box with white text saying how much God loves him. “Not to be dramatic,” says Olivia Craighead in Gawker, “but if I were her I’d be packing a bag.”
A missing drunk man who accidentally joined his own search party. Turkish builder Beyhan Mutlu, 50, gamely joined a protracted woodland manhunt after stumbling away from a booze-up earlier in the day. As night drew in, desperate rescuers began calling his name. Startled, he replied: “Who are we looking for? I am here.”
Xavier Chatel, France’s ambassador to the UAE. While helping Afghan refugees fleeing to France, he agreed to hold on to a little girl’s mynah bird until she could send for it. “She told me: I lost everything in this evacuation… but the fact that my bird is still alive and well looked-after gives me hope to start again.” He’s even taught the talking bird to say “Bonjour”.
William Sackville, 11th Earl De La Warr, a Sussex landowner who has paid £131,625 for the 114-year-old bridge that inspired the game of Poohsticks in AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. His father, the 10th Earl, grew up playing Poohsticks with the real Christopher Robin (Milne).
Amazon Prime, which is making it easier for ungrateful American members to reject unwanted Christmas presents before they’ve even received them. At the checkout, the buyer can enter the recipient’s email address so they can be contacted, told what the present is and asked if they want an Amazon gift card instead.