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New theory says we will all turn into crabs

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A new evolutionary theory claims that everyone and everything will eventually turn into crabs. Scientists have noticed that different types of creatures keep evolving into something resembling a crab. They have invented the word “carcinisation” to describe the trend. Not everyone is thrilled about this. “I hope I don’t become a crab,” said one Twitter user

Woman who ‘died’ of Covid returns to care home

An 85-year-old woman whose family believed she had died from Covid-19 surprised them by returning to her care home nine days later. Due to a mix-up with names, the family of Rogelia Blanco were informed that the pensioner had been buried at a funeral they were not permitted to attend. After she returned at her care home, her husband Ramón Blanco said: “I could not believe it.”

Harvard man says alien ships are coming

A Harvard astronomer says our Solar System could be filled with a quadrillion alien spaceships. Professor Avi Loeb believes a space rock that visited Earth in 2017 was an alien - and that more are on the way. He says: “Some people do not want to discuss the possibility that there are other civilisations out there. They believe we are special and unique. I think it’s a prejudice that should be abandoned.”

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