A man who is only 58.42cm tall and weighs 6.8kg is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu god. Manpreet Singh is 21 years old and is the same height and weight as a six-month-old baby… and he is believed to be one of the smallest people in the world. Since the age of 12, he has been worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu god by the local villagers, and people visit him every day to be blessed. The young man from Punjab, India was born a healthy baby boy – but his parents Jagtar Singh and Manjeet Kaur say his growth stopped when he was six months old.

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Some people like their street food hot, but this paan stall in New Delhi is taking things to to the next level – by setting it on fire! Pradhuman Shukla’s family has owned a food stall selling paan in Delhi, India for 20 years… and they’re changing the paan game. Paan comprises a betel leaf stuffed with areca nut and occasionally tobacco and is chewed as a stimulant and then spat out or swallowed. But Pradhuman, 31, has reinvented the traditional Indian snack and has been attracting hundreds of brave customers by lighting the paan on fire and forcing it into their mouths.

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Real-life Rapunzel Aliia Nasyrova has hair so long that her husband admits he thinks of it as another member of the family. Aliia, 27, who lives in Riga, Latvia, took 20 years to grow out her hair, which measures almost 2.3m to the floor – and even has its own space in the marital bed. And while her massive mane attracts stares when out in public, her husband Ivan Balaban says he loves it and is proud of her for not cutting it. At around 2kg, Aliia says her lengthy locks weigh as much as the family cat.

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A hairdresser with an eye for wacky and creative hairdos is ridding the world of conventional haircuts while raising money for charity, one head at a time. Mykey O’Halloran, 25, from Melbourne, Australia, has raised more than $20,000 (over R260,000) giving volunteers brightly coloured hairstyles. The experienced hairdresser, who has been doing hair for a decade, recently travelled around the east coast of Australia offering his unique skills to daring punters. Mykey’s first foray into the world of quirky hairstyles came about a few years ago, when a friend who was suffering from cancer wanted to dye her hair in rainbow colours.

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A really cool traffic cop decided to show off some classic dance moves as he directed vehicles through a street in North Carolina, USA. He managed to pull off a routine that was inspired by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. His moonwalking skills cheered up nearby motorists as they navigated their way through the city. We certainly need more cops like him!

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A Japanese chef has combined our favourite things – cute animals and sugar! Keisuke Inagaki has been a chef at his restaurant in Japan for the last 18 years. He rose to Instagram fame from his Pokemon and anime pancake art, and this time round he’s created a lifelike animal series. The 46-year-old chef began making pancakes in 2011 to raise spirits after the devastating nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.

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Most people usually stay indoors when it rains… but not this guy from Bloemfontein. Instead he decided to show off his skiing skills on camera. Heavy rains stuck the capital city of the province of the Free State over this past weekend, and left massive rivers alongside the road. All we can say is, don’t try this at home folks!

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This past weekend a guy called Erasmus from Jeffreys Bay decided to take his horse shopping. They stopped at two other stores before entering a supermarket for some meat. According to the goodthingsguy.com website Erasmus told HeraldLive that he “did it for kicks”. Clearly he and this guy who took his horse into a bar in Texas, USA are on to something that we just haven’t figured out yet.

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Blake Horton has a body to die for – despite spending his evenings gorging on giant 4,000 calorie portions of pizza, burgers and banana splits. While most fitness fanatics stick to steamed chicken and broccoli, Blake, from New Jersey, USA has carved out a huge online following with his late-night eating videos which feature him devouring his gigantic junk food meals…

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A Saudi prince bought 80 airline tickets for his… wait for it… PET FALCONS! Rest assured that this isn’t fake news at all. Believe it or not in Saudi Arabia and other Arabic countries, falconing is a pretty popular hobby. It’s so popular that Middle Eastern airlines have created guidelines on how the birds can be properly transported. Flying on aeroplanes – it’s really for the birds.

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