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Edible grasshopper sweets launched in Israel

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Edible insects could be coming to a supermarket near you. An Israeli company has devised brown, jellied sweets made from an edible, jumping insect - locusts, which are a type of grasshopper. “Grasshoppers taste like pecans, mushrooms, coffee and chocolate,” said the creator, Dror Tamir. “But with our range of food we can add in different flavours… the gummies come in orange and strawberry flavour.”

‘Sexy’ Bernie Sanders outfit launched for Halloween

Sky News said that the “scariest Halloween costume of the year” could be a sexy take on Bernie Sanders’ outfit from Joe Biden's inauguration. The manufacturers of the Trickz N’ Treatz Once Again Asking Costume Set say the look is meant for “you to be a viral internet meme! This political chairman costume comes with a grey coat, cozy mittens and a face mask for a total insta-worthy moment”.

Man, 100, given car he chauffeured in the 1960s

A 100-year-old man has been given the Bentley car he used to chauffeur in the 1960s. Eddie Hughes has never forgotten his time driving the car. He remembered: “I was king of the road, driving the best thing on four wheels and that was a great thrill!” His family found the Bentley for sale in America and made it road-ready again.

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