Tall Tales

‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A mind-reading helmet will allow us to plug our brains into AI by 2030, according to a biohacker. Bryan Johnson has handed dozens of his Flux and Flow helmets to researchers across the US, to get their feedback for the device that he says will allow anyone to control an AI with their mind. “The things I am doing can create a bridge for humans to use where our technology will become part of our self,” he told Bloomberg.

Pot Noodle and pint offered as ‘delicacy’

A pub in Hull has caused much amusement after it announced special “delicacy” - a Pot Noodle. The Sailmakers Arms has posted an image online of their newest offering, a pint and a Pot Noodle, which is described as a “Hull pub delicacy”. The boozer offers chicken and mushroom, beef and tomato or Bombay bad boy pots, each of which comes with a pint for just £5.95.

Bus driver jumps into Lake Michigan for 365th day

A US bus driver has jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday. Dan O’Conor said he started jumping into the lake at Montrose Harbor on Chicago’s North Side last year to relieve stress. “It was somewhere where I could come down here and block all that noise out and kind of be totally present with me in the lake, and find some moments of Zen,” the father of three told Fox News.

Recommended

Five times the cost of living triggered civil unrest
Yellow vests protestors demonstrate near the Arc de Triomphe
In Depth

Five times the cost of living triggered civil unrest

Can Biden break the US gun lobby?
Joe Biden delivers a speech at the White House
Between the lines

Can Biden break the US gun lobby?

‘PM’s bid to throw off Partygate with windfall tax’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘PM’s bid to throw off Partygate with windfall tax’

Jaws actor becomes police chief on island where movie was filmed
A shark
Tall Tales

Jaws actor becomes police chief on island where movie was filmed

Popular articles

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

What would happen if China invaded Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What would happen if China invaded Taiwan?

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

The Week Footer Banner