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Eminem ‘was replaced by clone in 2006’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A conspiracy theory has emerged that Eminem died in 2006 and was replaced by a clone. A song by an artist called Tom MacDonald claims the Illuminati “took bone samples to clone rappers” and disposed of the real beings to “silence their vision”. The song claims that among those cloned was Eminem. A fan commenting on the track wrote online: “I just hope the ignorant will finally understand.”

Goliath skull ‘buried where Jesus was crucified’

Bible scholars believe that the skull of Goliath is buried beneath the hill where Jesus was crucified. The underdog story of David vs. Goliath sees the giant warrior Goliath defeated by young David. Christian minister Bonnie Nelson said: “I would say logically... David took the head of Goliath, and buried it in Jerusalem on the hill of Golgotha.”

New phone skin responds to tickling 

A new smartphone case has a life-like skin that responds to human contact such as pinching and tickling. If the user tickles the case, it produces a laughing emoji on the phone’s screen. It is made from a layer of stretchable copper wire in between two layers of silicon by researchers from Bristol and Paris. “This work explores the intersection between man and machine,” said one of the makers.

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