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Man sues Apple after ‘his phone turned him gay’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A man in Russia has issued a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that his phone turned him gay. The man, named only as D. Razumilov, was upset when he was given 69 GayCoins of cryptocurrency instead of Bitcoin he had requested. He says money was accompanied with the message: “Don’t judge without trying.” He says: “I thought, indeed, how can I judge something without trying it? And decided to try same-sex relationships.” He says he is now “mired in intimacy with a member of my own sex and can’t get out”.

Aliens are ‘using asteroids to spy on us’ 

Aliens could be using asteroids to monitor us, according to a researcher at at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. James Benford says that advanced extra-terrestrial species might be spying on us using tiny probes on asteroids. “These near-Earth objects provide an ideal way to watch our world from a secure natural object,” he said.

Monkeys attacking kids at ashram 

Gangs of monkeys are attacking children at an Indian ashram, according to a charity. The Sri Radhey Seva Trust says residents have been driven out of the living quarters of the religious community in Vrindavan after macaques became “aggressive” and started “attacking and intimidating residents”.

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