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Men who mumble ‘more attractive to women’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Men who mumble when they talk are more attractive to women, according to a study from the University of California. Researchers found those who articulate less clearly are associated with being more “masculine”. However, the situation is flipped for women as those able to speak in precise, clearer tones are perceived as more alluring because it indicates “femininity”.

UFOs ‘flown by time-travelling humans’

UFOs could be piloted by time-travelling humans, a professor of anthropology has claimed. Dr Michael Masters says alien sightings and alleged abductions are actually our distant descendants coming back to visit. “It’s probably future anthropologists, historians, linguists that are coming back to get information in a way that we currently can’t without access to that technology,” he said.

Body rolls out of stolen mortuary van

A dead body fell out of a stolen mortuary van as a man sped away from a crematory parking lot and led police on a chase through Georgia. When Kijon Griffin, who is still on the loose, stole the van to escape pursuing police, a body on a gurney rolled out of the open back hatch and into the parking lot. Stan Henderson, the owner Stan Henderson & Sons Mortuary, said “it’s ridiculous that the dead can’t even rest”.

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