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Bigfoot lives in the UK, claims grandmother

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Bigfoot lives in the UK – that’s the verdict of the woman behind British Bigfoot Research. Deborah Hatswell says her meeting with the ape-like man, previously thought to exist in America, scarred her for life. The grandmother of two said: “When I was 15 in 1982, I saw something that changed the course of my life and led me on the path I am still on today almost 40 years later.”

Man charged for using mobile phone on horse 

A man in Australia has admitted a charge of talking on a hand-held mobile phone while riding a horse. The 30-year-old man in New South Wales was stopped by police after he was seen holding a phone to his ear while riding on a rural road in October. A magistrate said “under the road rules a horse is a vehicle”.

Booze flows from household taps in India 

Householders in Indian were surprised to suddenly have beer, brandy, and other alcoholic drinks pouring from their taps. The incident, in an apartment in Chalakudy, Kerala, in south-western India, happened after customs and excise officials raided a nearby bar and seized alcohol, which then fell into a tank.

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