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Blind mystic said Europe will become ‘wasteland’ in 2020

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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Mystic Baba Vanga warned that 2020 would see an economic crash in Europe, according to her followers. Baba, who is said to have predicted the 9-11 attacks and the Boxing Day tsunami, reportedly said Europe will face so many problems this year it will become a “wasteland almost entirely devoid of any form of life”.

Lost wedding ring found during lockdown

A long-lost wedding ring has been found at a restaurant as it underwent renovations during the coronavirus lockdown. Three years ago, a man was dining with his wife at a South Florida restaurant when his wedding ring fell through the wooden floorboards. During the enforced closure, as the manager replaced the floor, he found the ring and returned it to its owner in New York.

Experts name the longest animal in the world

Scientists have revealed what they believe is the longest animal on the planet. The string-like animal known as a siphonophore is up to 390 feet long. It was spotted during a scientific mission exploring submarine canyons near Australia’s Ningaloo reef.

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