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‘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.

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