A hairy tale

People on TikTok have been sharing some strange things they can do with their bodies — as you can imagine it’s an absolute horror show of people who are hyperflexible, and I say this as somebody who can spin my arm through 540 degrees. But then there was this: “When I was 2 years old, my mom slammed a door shut on my finger and it ripped off the top piece of my finger. This was back in the 90s and I got a skin graft.” For skin grafts, surgeons take a patch of healthy skin from another area of your body for use on the injured part. For most people, this would be an arm or a leg, but her medical team didn’t want the scar to grow as she grew. “So they took it from my groin area,” she explained. “My bikini line.” “I got home with the cast, I dunked my hand in the toilet and it got wet inside the cast so my finger healed wrong and it turned brown, which is really weird. But that’s not even the best part. So when I hit puberty, I started growing hair down there, I also started growing hair on my finger.”

Size doesn't matter, but weight does

A reader writes: “I can’t help but feel a little swindled by my favourite aioli brand, the old jar is on the left and the new jar I bought last week on the right. As you can see the new jar is taller and boasts 10 per cent more content free, but on closer inspection the weight is the same 225g!”

What's the weirdest thing you saw on your commute?

1. A man’s flat cap got pulled off his head by the draught of a tube train. As he watched it vanish into the tunnel, he opened his shoulder bag, took out a new cap and put it on his head without missing a beat or changing expression.
2. I sat opposite a bloke who was singing a lullaby to something wrapped in smelly newspaper which he was holding like a baby. Turned out to be a salmon.
3. My wife watched a man on a bus eat potato salad using a credit card as some kind of rudimentary mouth shovel.
4. There was a guy with no trousers going down the train inspecting everyone’s tickets. Me and my friend showed him ours rather than risk trouserless confrontation.
(Via James Felton)

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