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Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’

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A South African pastor who breaks wind on the heads of his congregation has claimed that he is merely demonstrating “God’s power”. Pastor Christ Penelope of the SevenFold Holy Spirit Ministries in the South African province of Limpopo says his windy ritual helps his flock become wealthy. According to reports, some of his followers wait for months for their chance to be farted upon.

Chocolate bar from Queen Victoria found

A 121-year-old chocolate bar with regal links has been found in the attic of a National Trust property. The bar, which was part of a batch commissioned by Queen Victoria for British troops during the Boer War, was discovered in its tin in a Boer War-era helmet case at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk. A National Trust spokesperson said: “It no longer looks appetising and is well past its use-by date - you wouldn’t want it as your Easter treat.”

Woman cannot pronounce husband’s name 

A woman has confessed that even after several years of marriage, she still can’t correctly say her husband’s name and has instead just been calling him “baby” for the last three years. In a TikTok video posted by @maybebrea, she says: “Okay, so I’ve been calling my husband baby for the last three years because I don’t know how to pronounce his Swedish name.” The video has been watched more than 13 million times.

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