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Priest accidentally plays grime during mass

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish

A priest in Ireland accidentally incorporated the work of a grime artist into a mass live-streamed from Kincasslagh and Burtonport parish in County Donegal. In his opening blessing, Father Pat Ward played the song by the artist Black the Ripper. On realising his error he said: “Black the Ripper ... A wee bit of rap in the morning, wakes you up. I hope that didn’t do anybody’s blood pressure any difficulty there.”

Firm turns corpses into compost

A new business is transforming human bodies into compost before sending it to loved ones. The boss, Micah Truman, left his lucrative career in finance after discovering that it was legal to compost human bodies in Washington state. Return Home turns corpses into compost by mixing the remains with wood chips, water, heat, sawdust and alfalfa to rapidly increase decomposition.

Sausage solves nine-year-old case

Police in Germany say they have solved a nine-year-old burglary case thanks to DNA found on a half-eaten piece of sausage. Officers in Schwelm said the suspect appeared to have helped himself to a bite during the break-in in Gevelsberg in March 2012. However, the statute of limitations on the burglary has expired, so the Albanian suspect is unlikely to be extradited to Germany.

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