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Card game from the 1990s ‘predicted coronavirus’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Conspiracy theorists say a card game from the 1990s may have forecast the coronavirus outbreak. The Illuminati: New World Order board game features a card marked “Epidemic”, which depicts a face mask, gloves, medicine and body bags. In an online discussion, several people have got excited about the perceived prophecy but another remarked: “Unless I’m missing something, this is just a generic epidemic card.”

Prince Harry falls for Greta Thunberg prank

Prince Harry seems to have fallen for a prank call in which he said Boris Johnson is set in his ways and Donald Trump has blood on his hands. The Duke of Sussex was targeted by two Russian hoaxers who pretended to be Greta Thunberg and told the outgoing royal that they were distant relatives and that she wants to marry Prince George to tackle climate change.

Police searching for loose lion find it is a dog

Police in the Spanish town of Molina de Segura, who were dispatched to catch a lion on the loose, eventually discovered they were on the trail of a huge dog. The confusion came about because the dog's back half had been shaved to leave a mane of fur around its head. Its tail had also been trimmed back, leaving just a ball at the end. “The dog is fine,” said officers.

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