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Ex-bishop who fell for satanic writer now pleasures pigs

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Pigs

A former bishop who stepped down after falling in love with a satanic porn writer has found work artificially inseminating pigs. Xavier Novell, 52, resigned from his senior clergy post in September after his heart was won by a Satan-themed erotica author. According to the Sunday World, he now works exporting pig semen, artificially inseminating the animals and even “masturbating” them.

Historic computer could fetch $600,000

One of the few remaining Apple-1 computers will go on sale this week at an auction. The 45-year-old computer, which The Guardian said is considered a “holy grail” for vintage tech collectors, is one of just 200 that Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs tested and designed in Jobs’ Los Altos home. It is expected to fetch up to $600,000 (£442,200).

Giant joystick lands Guinness record

A nine-foot-tall video game joystick has been entered into the Guinness World Records. Mary Flanagan, a Dartmouth College professor, created the colossal controller after being inspired by playing Atari 2600 video games as a child. The gigantic joystick has toured around the UK, US and Spain, but is now part of the permanent collection at a gallery in Germany.

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