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Metal detectorists hospitalised by spiked cannabis cake

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A group of metal detectorists were hospitalised after unwittingly eating cakes apparently spiked with cannabis. Thirteen men and women were taken ill at an event in a village near Doncaster called High Melton. Julian Evan-Hart, editor of Treasure Hunting Magazine, said it was a “dreadful incident”.

Man offers advertising space on his forehead...

A man in Birmingham is offering advertising space on his forehead. Tony O’Rourke, from Erdington, made the offer on the Gumtree website. The 25-year-old said the price is “negotiable” but insisted that he won’t take less than £200.

... as porn site offers town of Dildo free advertising 

In other advertising news, a porn website has written to Dildo, a town in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, offering $100,000 worth of free ad space on its homepage to promote tourism in the curiously named town. “We hope Dildo’s Tourism Department accepts our offer soon,” read the letter from the YouPorn site.

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