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Astrologer who predicted Covid now says what will happen next

And other stories from the stranger side of life

In February 2019, a British astrologer predicted that a “virus would disrupt the world” from 10 January – the date of the first death from Covid-19. Looking further ahead, Jessica Adams says the world will “learn to live with” the virus, that this Christmas will be “fantastic” because of Oprah Winfrey and that the climate crisis will be over by 2026.

Asteroid twice size of Nelson’s Column to pass Earth 

NASA says a giant asteroid double the size of Nelson’s Column is set to enter Earth’s orbit. The space agency has named the rock, which is expected to pass the planet on Thursday, 2020 TGI. NASA astronomers are currently tracking around 2,000 asteroids, comets and other objects that could fly close to Earth.

Mac and cheese craving wins man $200k

A man has credited his craving for macaroni and cheese for his $200,000 (£154,501) lottery jackpot win. Marquetton Carraway, who lives in North Carolina, said he only went to the shops to buy ingredients for a mac ‘n’ cheese feast. “When I got to the counter, the man gave me my change, and I was about to walk out the store until something told me to buy a ticket,” he said.

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