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Britain’s biggest turn-offs named

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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Pets appearing in the bedroom during a romp have been named as a leading passion-killer in a survey of British people’s biggest turn-offs. Children or in-laws walking in mid-session was also unwelcome, along with a phone call from the boss or the postman ringing the doorbell. A researcher said the study had discovered that having your children in the room during a romp “does not create the ideal romantic setting”.

Child discovers dinosaur print

Lily Wilder, a four-year-old girl, has discovered a 220-million-year-old dinosaur footprint on the beach at at Bendricks Bay in the Vale of Glamorgan. The curator of the National Museum Wales described it as “one of the best-preserved examples from anywhere in the UK” and said it “will really aid palaeontologists to get a better idea about how these early dinosaurs walked”.

Man breaks chilli record again

A Canadian man ate three Carolina Reaper chilli peppers in 9.72 seconds, setting a Guinness World Record. Mike Jack of London, Ontario, has set three previous records for pepper-eating, including managing the fastest time to eat three Bhut Jolokia chilli peppers - 9.75 seconds.

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