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Rabbi says Bible shows Iran will attack Israel within months

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A rabbi who studies Biblical verses to find “secret messages from God” has predicted that Iran will attack Israel this year. Matityahu Glazerson picked every 10th letter in a verse to spell out the words “Iran Titkof” – which he translates as “Iran will attack”. He also claims to have found scriptural predictions of the coronavirus crisis.

Wine bar installs prosecco-delivering ATM 

A London wine bar has installed an outdoor ATM that dispenses prosecco. When Vagabond opened its branch in a building that formerly housed a Santander bank, it installed an Automated Prosecco Machine outside the front door. The machine dispensed free prosecco on the opening night and will continue to serve wine outside the bar for a price.

New bike offers new type of saddle sore 

The rock band Queen once sang that they liked to ride their bicycles - and now people can take that enjoyment to a whole new level with a teledildonic bike. The O-Seat is a bicycle saddle with a secret pocket designed to fit a remote controlled dildo. “Now, while people pedal harder and faster, not only will they sweat more and burn more calories, they will also receive sexual stimulation,” say the manufacturers.

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