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A blind mystic ‘foresaw the coronavirus in 1996’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

It has been claimed that a blind mystic predicted the coronavirus outbreak in 1996. According to her followers, Baba Vanga also foresaw both 9/11 and Brexit. A devotee who met the mystic shortly before she died, says she told her: “The Corona will be all over us.” She also apparently predicted that Donald Trump would suffer a brain tumour leaving him deaf or dead.

Dating app launched for men of modest means

A dating app for men with smaller penises has entered the market. Dinky One sets out to “normalise the situation” by giving men the opportunity of dating in a context where “everyone using the site is fully aware”. It tells users that although “body image is generally in your control, penis size is not”.

Monkey brawl breaks out in Thailand

A mass monkey brawl has broken out in the middle of a city in Thailand. Up to three different groups of them converged on the streets of Lopburi, north of Bangkok, for the punch-up because of a lack of food since tourism declined. “I think the monkeys were very, very hungry,” said an onlooker.

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