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Restaurant serving airline food opens in Malaysia

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A restaurant in Malaysia is offering airline food to customers. AirAsia, a low-cost carrier, has opened the first restaurant on the ground inspired by its in-flight food offerings at a mall in Kuala Lumpur. The airline’s boss admits that when he first came up with the idea, “everyone thought I was crazy”.

Navy veteran saw two-mile-wide UFO

A US Navy veteran says he once spotted a gigantic two-mile-wide UFO hovering over a military base in Virginia. Lee Adams said: “I look up and it’s like a giant trash bag floating over the base. If you could imagine a trash bag that’s two miles in diameter floating, translucent.”

Electric eel powers Christmas lights 

An electric eel is using electricity to power Christmas lights at an aquarium in Tennessee. A system connected to his tank allowed the eel's shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree. On his Twitter account, the eel remarked: “KA-BOOOOOOOM!!!!!” and “Quem não arrisca não petisca!” which translate as: “Those who do not risk do not snack.”

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