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‘Missing’ man joins search party looking for himself

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Turkish police

A Turkish man who was reported missing unknowingly joined search parties looking for himself. Beyhan Mutlu, who lives in the Inegöl district of northwest Turkey’s Bursa province, joined a search team. It was only when members of the search party began calling out his name, he replied: “I am here.” The police took a statement before driving him home, local media reported.

Anger over ‘PornHub casting cars’ in posh town

Locals in an “upmarket community” were up in arms when they saw pinks cars seemingly advertising pornography website Porn Hub parked outside their homes and businesses, reported the Daily Star. The cars had a “Porn Hub Casting Car” message emblazoned on their rear windows. One local described the cars as “revolting,” while another said: “I think it's disgusting.” However, Porn Hub’s media team said: “We do not have casting cars. We are investigating who may be behind this.”

Shaun Ryder remembers alien encounters

The former Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder has recalled his experiences with aliens during an appearance on This Morning. The rock legend said: “I looked out in my back garden and over my apple tree there’s this big – well, when I say big [it was] about 20 by 10ft – plastic Airfix-looking wobbly thing.” He said the encounter happened when he was 15 years old, “long before all my encounters with hallucinogenics”.

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