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Coronavirus: why are men less likely to wear face masks?

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A new study has found that men in the US are less likely to wear face masks. “Men more than women agree that wearing a face covering is shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness and a stigma; and these gender differences also mediate gender differences intentions to wear a face covering,” said a researcher.

Zoom sued after church meeting hacked with porn 

A US church is suing Zoom after a hacker bombarded an online bible study with porn. During the class, arranged by the Saint Paulus Lutheran Church, in San Francisco, the computer screens of the mostly elderly attendes were “hijacked” and “control buttons disabled” while pornographic video was streamed, according to a federal lawsuit.

US military pilot had 2014 encounter with suitcase-sized UFO 

The US military has released more details about its pilots' encounters with UFOs. Newly released “hazard reports” offer more information about a 2014 encounter between a US pilot and an “unknown aircraft” which was “approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in colour”. During the encounter, a navy jet “passed within 1,000 feet” of the object but the pilot could not work out the identity of the aircraft. Some people have suggested the aircraft could have been something “extra-terrestrial”.

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