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Aliens live among us, says first Brit into space

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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The first Briton to venture into space says aliens exist and are possibly among us on Earth. Dr Helen Sharman said: “Aliens exist, there's no two ways about it… there must be all sorts of different forms of life among the billions of stars.” She travelled to the Soviet space station Mir in May 1991.

Asparagus shows Trump will win election 

A fortune teller who uses asparagus to predict the future says Donald Trump will be re-elected this year but then thrown out of office. Jemima Packington interprets upcoming world events by throwing tips of asparagus in the air and “reading” how they land. She has previously correctly forecast that England would win the cricket World Cup.

Man has vast ‘third testicle’ removed

A man who had what he thought was a third testicle the size of a tennis ball sprouting from between his legs has had it removed by a medic. “When I go to use the bathroom I have to lift up my leg, I can't really sit on it,” the patient had explained. “When I sit down it instantly drops into the toilet... It's just nasty.” The growth turned out to be a fatty lump.

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