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China firm says ‘Batman’ costume protects from coronavirus

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A Chinese company claims it has created a Batman-style suit that uses “bionic design principles” to protect the wearer from catching the coronavirus. Designers say ultraviolet radiation heats up to sterilise the surrounding environment and eliminate the virus before it can reach the wearer. “When we were little, we all dreamed to be a Batman,” they add.

Kid's prank cop call exposes cannabis plants 

A five-year-old's prank call to the police inadvertently revealed her mother's stash of 15 cannabis plants. After the young girl’s call, police dispatched officers to her home address. A police spokesman said: "As officers have entered the garage they've found a number of cannabis plants.”

Woman watered plastic plant daily for years

A woman has discovered a plant she's been watering for two years is fake. Caelie Wilkes watered her succulent faithfully every day but made the discovery when she tried to repot the plant. “It's completely plastic,” she wrote on Facebook. “How did I not know this. I feel like these last two years have been a lie.”

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