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Number of mine-detecting monkeys erroneously reported to have been given to the United States by Morocco in March: 2,000

A barn owl in Wiltshire failed to deliver two wedding rings and instead fell asleep in church.

In the United States, legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act was advanced by the House Ways and Means Committee after 18 hours of deliberation, during which time the Republican members of Congress passed around candy.

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