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Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Lockdown has been a challenge for almost everybody, not least a wanted man who handed himself in to Sussex police for “peace and quiet” after he got fed up with people he lives with. An inspector at Burgess Hill police station said: “The man said he would rather go back to prison than have to spend more time with the people he was living with!” The man had been wanted for recall to prison.

Mum drinks urine in Covid protection bid

A mother trying to protect herself and her family from Covid-19 has drunk her own urine after receiving false information. For four days, the British woman and her four children drank their own urine, believing it would protect them from infection. The mother says she puts her faith in natural cures, however, there is no evidence that drinking your own urine protects you from Covid-19.

Joints for dogs scheme a success 

An animal shelter in Arizona has offered a curious incentive for people adopting their dogs. Those who attended a special event over the weekend and agreed to give one of Desert Tails Shelter’s animals a home were given five free pre-rolled cannabis joints. The initiative, known as “Pups and Prerolls”, has proved popular. During the first weekend it was held, 14 dogs were adopted.

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