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Spike the beetle that can make drawings

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KATHMANDU — Have you ever seen an insect hold a pen and draw like human?

The beetle, named Spike, is a pet living with the owner Mandy, an English teacher from Japan, who recently began posting photos of his drawings online.

Spike then soon has won the hearts of thousands of people on social media with its extraordinary talent of holding a pen and ‘drawing’ on paper, creating incredible artwork.

When they went viral, the beetle’s proud owner Mandy, created new Twitter and Instagram accounts specifically to show off her artistic insect.

Mandy discovered Spike’s artistic skill by accident. A video of the beetle wandering around on a piece of paper with a marker clasped in his mandibles went viral on Mandy’s Twitter.

She shares pictures and videos of the stag beetle drawing and eating on his Twitter account, which has over 45,000 followers.

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As per the reports, Mandy posted a picture of Spike and his artwork which garnered more than 60,000 retweets and thousands of fans.

Mandy told Daily Mail that stag beetles are popular as pets for kids in Japan.

The creative insect is so popular that his art are sold at auction for hundreds of dollars,according to a report in Daily Mail.

Spike’s art is auctioned on eBay and has received several bids. And funds from the eBay auction will set up an online shop and 15 per cent will go to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species which works for conservation of stag beetles.

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Woman marries ghost of 300-year-old pirate

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BELFAST – A woman, fed up with searching for the perfect man, has married the ghost of a 300-year-old pirate and says he’s her ‘soulmate’.

Amanda, 45, who searched for her soulmate in the afterlife after failing to connect with any real-life men, has married a Haitian pirate named Jack who died in the 1700s.

Her love affair with Jack, who was a thief on the high seas in the 1700s until he was caught and executed, began one night in 2014 when she was lying in bed and felt his energy appear beside her.

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Astonishingly, after years of romance, Amanda managed to hire a registrar and journey into international waters where she could legally marry the smitten spirit.

Amanda Teague, mother of five from her ex-husband, even used a spiritual medium at the wedding to allow him to say “I do” during the ceremony on a boat off the Irish coast where her friends and family attended.

Like any ordinary couple, Amanda says, the couple live a fairly normal life; including having rows, going on dates, and even having an active sexual life.

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