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Marilyn Monroe was murdered by the CIA to prevent her exposing the truth of the alien landing at Roswell, according to a strange new claim. American "ufologist" Dr Steven Greer says a wiretap summary of a phone conversation between Monroe and the then attorney general features code words indicating the conspiracy. The star was found dead in her Los Angeles home on 5 August, 1962, from an overdose.

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Record broken as man pops 200 balloons in 14.77 seconds 

A man broke a world record when he used a nail to pop 200 balloons in 14.77 seconds. David Rush, who holds more than 100 Guinness World Records titles, including the most corn kernels eaten using a toothpick in three minutes, grabbed a new one when he popped the balloons in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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