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Harry’s new job title means ‘penis’ in Japan

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Prince Harry’s new position at a mental health start-up in California is chief impact officer, a roles which is known as a “chimpo” in business circles. This is causing much amusement in Japan because the word is slang for “penis”. One Japanese news site commented: “It doesn’t matter what age you are, the word ‘chimpo’ always raises a smile.”

Tom Jones’ flatulent filming

Sir Tom Jones says he farted repeatedly while making an episode of The Voice UK after being cooked a meal by singer-songwriter Anne Marie. She treated Jones to a plate of roasted butternut squash shortly before they filmed one of the live heats. He subsequently accused her of “sabotaging” him, adding: “All I’ve done since I ate that is fart.”

Skeleton ‘a cousin of Nessie’

A huge washed-up skeleton discovered on a remote beach of South Uist has prompted speculation it may be from a relative of the Loch Ness monster. After the woman who found it posted a photo on Twitter, other theories included the suggestion that it might be the skeleton of a dinosaur - or a beached sperm whale.

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