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Colorado town may change name to ‘Kush’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A cannabis plant

The tiny town of Moffat, Colorado is considering changing its name to “Kush”, to celebrate its growing cannabis industry. The idea came from Mike Biggio, the owner and founder of Area 420, which licenses land for cannabis cultivation in Moffat. Cassandra Foxx, the mayor of Moffat, said Biggio’s business “kind of gave us life, like a rebirth”. “Kush” is a popular slang term for cannabis, which is legal in Colorado.

Bidder pays $19m for Buffet lunch

An anonymous bidder paid $19m for a private steak lunch with the investor Warren Buffet. The deal was part of the 21st annual auction for a lunch with Buffet, to raise funds for Glide Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit working on combating poverty, hunger, and homelessness. CNN said the winning bidder will enjoy a private lunch with Buffet and up to seven guests at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse in Manhattan.

Petition aims to block Corden’s UK return

An online petition saying that James Corden “should not return to UK” has gone viral. As the actor-comedian prepares to return back to the United Kingdom after he ends his run presenting The Late Late Show next spring, the uncompromising petition describes him as a “gargantuan t**t” and says his absence from these shores has been a “slight beacon of hope”.

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