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Area 51 ‘has underground city extending 300 miles’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Area 51 has a secret underground city that connects to the California coast, according to conspiracy theorists. The vlogger Blake Cousins claims “former Area 51 workers” revealed to him that there was an “underground city” beneath the base that reaches the California coast, 300 miles away. “Area 51 is just the tip of the iceberg,” he says.

Man angered by chewing can't speak to family 

A man who is enraged by the sound of chewing hasn’t spoken to his family four years due to his rare condition. Derrol Murphy has misophonia, a mental disorder which causes certain noises to trigger extreme emotional responses. “I’ve had to walk out on dates if they are chewing really loudly, my face gives it away,” he said.

Traveller tries to take missile launcher on plane 

A man was caught with a missile launcher in his checked bag at an American airport. The man, who lives in Texas, told officials he was an active member of the military travelling home from Kuwait. Although he said he wanted to keep the non-functioning missile launcher as a souvenir it was confiscated.

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