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‘Peeing is easy’: fashion tycoon describes life in space

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The International Space Station

A Japanese billionaire has returned to Earth after 12 days spent on the International Space Station, where he made videos about how to go to the toilet in zero-gravity. Addressing his one million followers on YouTube, online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa said “peeing is very easy,” as he demonstrated a handheld funnel astronauts use to suck urine away. With a Russian also onboard, the journey marked Moscow’s return to space tourism after a decade-long pause.

Calendar features serial killers

A colouring-in calendar featuring faces of British serial killers has been found on sale on Amazon. It includes mass murderers such as Fred West, Harold Shipman, Dennis Nilsen and Peter Sutcliffe. The listing promises “12 months of beautifully detailed UK serial killer illustrations to colour and display”. Its creator also has a US version for sale and a True Crime Monsters Serial Killer Colouring Book, which features 50 killer’s portraits.

‘Tesla baby’ born in smart car

A Philadelphia mother has given birth in the front seat of an electric smart car while it was driving on autopilot. The Philadelphia Inquirer said the delivery took place while Yiran Sherry, 33, and her husband Keating Sherry, 34, were taking their three-year-old son Rafa to pre-school. She remembered thinking: “Should I push or should I hold? Fuck it, let’s do this.” The infant is believed to be the first ‘Tesla baby’.

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