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Loch Ness monster mystery ‘to be solved next month’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The truth about the Loch Ness monster could be revealed within weeks. An international team of scientists say they have identified a plausible theory for sightings of the legendary beast and will announce it next month. The team analysed water samples from the loch. A spokesman said there are “four main explanations” and though their research has discounted three, one “remains plausible”.

Man ‘allows his date to castrate him’

A man allegedly castrated his date and now keeps his severed balls in a jar next to his bed. Gary Van Ryswyk, who met the other man on eunuch.com, a website for people with a fetish for castration, says his victim was consenting. Detectives who investigated described the case as “sensitive”.

Florida man arrested with Trump-shaped ecstacy pills 

A man in Florida man has been charged after allegedly being caught with ecstasy pills shaped like US President Donald Trump’s head. Brendan Dolan-King, 23, was charged after police searched his apartment and discovered orange pills shaped like Trump’s head. The pills featured Trump’s puckered lips on the front and “Great Again” emblazoned on the back.

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