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Did pharaoh’s curse’ cause Suez blockade?

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The Suez canal

A “curse of the pharaohs” led to the blocking of the Suez Canal, according to amateur online archaeologists. As Egypt prepares for a festival which will involve the transfer of 22 royal mummies to the nation’s new museum, social media users have shared an inscription allegedly written on the tomb of Tutankhamun, which reads: “Death will come on quick wings for those who disturb the king's peace.”

School bans the mullet hairstyle

A private boys school in Australia has banned the mullet after ruling that the hairstyle is “not acceptable”. In a recent newsletter, Trinity College in Perth announced that hairstyles should be “of a conservative nature,” adding: “Students are not permitted to have mullets, rat tails, top knots, mohawks, extra-long fringes, or any other non-conventional style cuts.”

Las Vegas 'hotspot' for UFOs

A former UFO investigator at the Ministry of Defence has claimed Las Vegas is now a “hotspot” for paranormal sightings. During recent months, dozens of videos have emerged showing unusual objects in the skies above the US city. “Clearly, with some of that, there is the suspicion that some of these sightings are secret prototype aircraft or drones,” said Nick Pope.

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