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UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

UFOs could come from the deep oceans rather than deep space, according to a former policeman who now researches alien activity. Gary Heseltine, the vice president of the new International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research, told The Sun that “UFOs are often seen coming in and out of the water” and that “in our deepest oceans and trenches we may well have alien bases”.

Bride dies at wedding so groom marries sister

When an Indian bride died at her wedding her sister stepped in and married the groom instead. The original bride died after a heart attack during the ceremony in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. After she was pronounced dead by a local doctor, both families decided to replace the dead bride with her younger sister. Ajab Singh, an uncle of the brides, admitted it was a “tough call”.

Social media giant bans nose-picking

A Chinese social media platform has published a list of activities and “violations” it is banning in a bid to clean up its live-streaming service, including “indecent” nose-picking and spanking games. Deliberately showing tattoos or using bed sheets and quilts as props was also proscribed by WeChat, which is used by about a billion people.

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