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Health chiefs tell New Yorkers to use walls during sex

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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The New York City Department of Health has issued an imaginative document on how to have safer sex in the Covid-19 era. In one tip, it advises readers: “Be creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face to face contact.” Asked for more information on this, the Department said: “We trust our audience and New Yorkers are creative enough to know what this means.”

Professor says 13-foot crocodile walked upright 

Scientists have described a 13-foot tall crocodile that weighed half a ton and walked upright on two legs 120 million years ago. Professor Martin Lockley, of the University of Colorado Denver, said the creature had a huge skull, powerful jaws and sharp teeth. “They were giants,” he said.

‘Explosion’ and dust cloud at nuclear plant

An alarming dust cloud was released after a tower at Hinkley Point C nuclear plant appeared to collapse. Witnesses say they heard an explosion at the 35-metre, 5,000-tonne tower. However, energy supplier EDF has denied that a blast occurred. In a statement the company said no one had been hurt.

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