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Eating rotten meat ‘can get you high’

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Eating rotten meat makes you feel high, according to proponents of a curious new trend. “High meat” enthusiasts claim that consuming any meat that’s been stored untreated for months or even years will induce a euphoric feeling. Experts say the high may come from the microbes growing on the meat, or it may simply be delirium due to indigestion.

Russia casts movie to be shot in space

Russia has begun choosing who will act in what is expected to be the first movie shot in space. So far four people have been chosen to take part in the movie, which has the working title of Challenge. “They will have to take centrifuge tests, vibration stand tests, perform introductory and training flights on a zero-gravity plane, undergo parachute training,” said Russia’s space agency.

What is the ‘pyramid’ built in China?

Reddit users went into meltdown after one of them spotted a “giant pyramid” being built in China. When a grab from Google Images of the pyramid-shaped construction project was shared, it prompted speculation that the pyramid could be a “modern mausoleum”. Another thought it might be a “shopping mall or tourist attraction”.

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