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Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A telescope has detected “hundreds” of mysterious radio bursts from space, prompting The Telegraph to ask whether they are part of an “Alien FM” radio station. Harvard scientist professor Avi Loeb said the bursts are thought to travel to Earth from other galaxies far out in the universe, and could be coming from other civilisations. He also speculated that powerful radio beams could be used “for military purposes”.

Lesbian footage interrupts jabbing

A lesbian adult film accidentally started playing at a Covid vaccination centre in Costa Rica, leaving medical workers unsure of where to look. People were waiting inside the pop-up medical tent in San Jose City for their turn to be vaccinated when the television monitors suddenly switched to the x-rated footage. One eyewitness said: “Some of the people with me inside the tent were laughing.”

NYT publishes ‘melons on Mars’ story

The New York Times has accidentally published and then swiftly deleted an article saying that watermelons had been found on Mars.  “Authorities say rise of fruit aliens is to blame for glut of outer space watermelons”, read the report. “The FBI declined to comment on reports of watermelons raining down, but confirmed that kiwis have been intercepted.” After the article was removed, it was replaced with a message stating: “A mock article intended for a testing system was inadvertently published on this page earlier.”

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