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We all love a good prison es­cape story ( apart from when they’re in our neigh­bour­hood, then not so much). But this one in Mexico that un­leashed bil­lion­aire drug lord El Chapo, real name Joaquin Guz­man was a humdinger. With history of es­capes, he was locked up in max­i­mum se­cu­rity, with 17 lock­able doors be­tween him and the out­side world. His ac­com­plices dug a 1 mile long tun­nel un­der­neath his cell com­plete with air con­di­tion­ing, elec­tric­ity – and our favourite bit – a mod­i­fied mo­tor­bike that would speed him to his exit in a nearby town. He now has $4 mil­lion bounty on his head, while 7 peo­ple have been ar­rested in con­junc­tion with the es­cape, in­clud­ing the prison chief.

The ‘ Tiger Woods of Scrabble’ – wait stay with us – has just won the French scrabble Cham­pi­onchips de­spite not speak­ing a word of French. 48 year old Kiwi Nigel Richards mem­o­rized the en­tire French scrabble dic­tionary in just 9 weeks and beat off a strong chal­lenge in the fi­nal to add to his UK, US and world ti­tles. His skill lies in his pho­to­graphic mem­ory and tal­ent with num­bers, but lit­tle is known about the reclu­sive win­ner. Iron­i­cally con­sid­er­ing his lex­i­con, fol­low­ing the win, he gave one word an­swers to the wait­ing jour­nal­ists hop­ing to get some in­sight.

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