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Survey finds people called Matt or Emma are the stingiest

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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People called Matt and Emma are the stingiest while those called Karen and Joshua are the biggest spendthrifts, according to a study. OnBuy.com surveyed 3,000 of its UK customers to discover their spending habits and calculate who the big spenders are and who are the most frugal.

Joe Pasquale saw a UFO at 4am 

The broadcaster Joe Pasquale says he once came into contact with a UFO on a late night drive along the M4. The comic said he ran to his local police station at 4am to report the sighting but an officer told him: “Are you kidding? I’ve just finished my shift, go away!”

Squatters leave behind sex toys and a snake 

A Colorado house owner said squatters left behind underwear, dirty dishes, a snake and sex toys in her property. Sarah Feldman said that as well as the snake: “There were guys' underwear all over. It was just really disgusting. There were sex toys found in the condo as well that I did not want to touch.”

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