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‘Chunk of Mars’ under the hammer at meteor auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Outer space

A “chunk of Mars” and some of the space rock that “splattered a quiet English town” are among the items going under the hammer as Christie’s holds its annual sale of rare and unusual meteorites, reported the BBC. The 9kg Martian meteorite has an estimated value of up to £590,000, while a 15g fragment of a meteorite that fell over the Cotswold town of Winchcombe last year could go for up to £50,000.

Game fired for saying short men have no rights

A pro gamer has been fired after she claimed that short men “don't have human rights”. During a livestream earlier this month, Japanese Tekken star Kana ‘Tanukana’ Tani said: “Men who are under 5 ft 7 don’t have human rights” and suggested that shorter men should consider undergoing bone lengthening surgery as a result. Cyclops Athlete Gaming has apologised for the remarks and confirmed she had been sacked, reported Lad Bible.

Bull survives river ordeal

A young bull which was swept into a river during flooding on New Zealand’s west coast has survived the ordeal. The Guardian said the 18-month-old animal turned up unharmed a week later, 49 miles downstream, “snuffling about in a blackberry bush”. After the bull was returned to the farm, his owner said “I think he will get legend status now and be put in a paddock to retire with some cows”.

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