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Barack Obama says proof of aliens would start ‘new religions’

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama has claimed new religions could arise if proof of aliens was revealed. The former US president said “new religions would pop up” if alien life were discovered, adding: “Who knows what kind of arguments we’d get into.” However, speaking to the The Ezra Klein Show, he said that such a development would not change his worldview, explaining: “My entire politics is premised on the fact that we are these tiny organisms on this little speck floating out in space”.

Hot weather could make bees angry

Recent hot weather could lead to 20,000-strong swarms of angry bees, experts have warned. Researchers say the sizzling conditions could put the insects in a bad mood, with Beekeeper Daniel Thomas telling the Daily Star: “If you see a swarm arrive it is just like horror movie stuff.” The Met Office is forecasting temperatures as high as 28C after the highest figure recorded in the UK on Tuesday was  26.1C in Cardiff.

Tomato crash leads to ‘horror film’ scenes

A 23-mile stretch of road was left looking “like a scene from a horror film” after a lorry crash spilled tomato puree across the tarmac. After the westbound carriageway of the A14 from Cambridge to Brampton was closed following the collision between two lorries, Cambridgeshire police tweeted: “What looked like the set of a horror film was actually thousands of squashed tomatoes.” An online wag remarked: “I went pasta that. Took a while for the traffic to ketchup.”

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