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Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin’s lookalikes | Covid | Evergreen



Professional lookalikes of Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, who helped a Volodymyr Zelensky lookalike escape from Ukraine. The three doppelgängers knew each other from work, the Kim Jong-un impersonator tells the Daily Star, so when war broke out, his first thought was for the fake Zelensky. “I got in touch with him and told him ‘you need to get out of here’ because who knows what will happen if Russia gets hold of a Zelensky double.”


The Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen, which is forever getting into trouble. This time last year its giant container ship the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal, disrupting global trade for almost a week. Now, sister ship the Ever Forward has lived up to its name, going so far forward it has run aground in Chesapeake Bay.


Covid, a mild bout of which has been shown to make people “less depressed and anxious” than those who had never caught the virus. As the top boffins at the University of Iceland published their groundbreaking research in The Lancet, lead author Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir offered the stunning insight that patients likely “experienced a relief after recovering from low-symptom Covid and could return to their normal lives”.