Tall Tales

Brits falling back to the past through cracks in time

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Thousands of British people are lost in the past because they have fallen through cracks in time, an author has claimed. Rodney Davies, author of Time-Slips: Journeys Into The Past and Future, said: “It’s possible some people have slipped to the past and ended up stuck – thousands of people go missing every year.” He says the national hotspot for the trend is Bold Street in Liverpool, where a student claims to have seen horses and carts carrying passengers in Victorian-era dress.

Snail-slime soap has anti-ageing properties

Soap made from snail slime has gone on sale in France, Reuters reports. Damien Desrocher says the slime contains molecules of collagen and elastin, which have anti-ageing and skin-healing properties. A single snail will produce about two grams of slime, so he needs around 40 snails to produce enough to manufacture 15 soap bars.

Take UFOs seriously, says senator 

UFOs must be taken seriously, a US senator has warned. Marco Rubio, a former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, complained that officials were still “giggling” at any mention of aliens despite a government report on UFO sightings due to be published this summer. The senator for Florida told CBS’s 60 Minutes: “Anything that enters an airspace that’s not supposed to be there is a threat. I want us to take it seriously.”

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