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Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Motorists were unable to get into their cars when their key fobs stopped working outside a branch of Tesco in Royston, Hertfordshire. Police are investigating after 100 reports of key fob failure in three days, with officers telling people not to panic and to report any issues to supermarket staff. One member of the public blamed the full moon for the lockout, but another thinks it is down to “some kind of alien phenomena”. Meanwhile, others worried that radio jamming devices were being used to block signals for remote central locking.

Woman finds lucrative vomit on beach

A woman has found a huge lump of expensive whale vomit washed up near her beach house. Siriporn Niamrin noticed the strange mass in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand and dragged it back to her house. Based on previous sale prices, the exorbitant ejaculation has an estimated value of around £186,500. Whale vomit is used by some perfume companies because it helps the scent stick to our skin.

Men break curious world record

Two men from Idaho have broken a Guinness World Record by throwing and catching 215 dice while the catcher was blindfolded. David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, joined forces with neighbour Jonathan Hannon to break the record for most dice caught in 30 seconds while blindfolded.

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