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What are the UK’s kinkiest names?

And other stories from the stranger side of life

People called Charlie and Jessica are the most kinky in the UK, according to a new study. The shopping marketplace OnBuy.com studied sales data and found which names made the most purchases of kinky products. Among the men, Charlie was followed by Mike and Ryan. For women, Jessica had Liz and Hannah hot on her heels when it came to raunchy retail habits.

Opera house reopens with concert for 2,292 plants 

The Barcelona opera house has reopened with a performance to thousands of plants. A total of 2,292 plants were crammed into the venue, while the string quartet performed Puccini's Crisantemi. The opera house said that, following this “strange, painful period,” it wanted to “offer us a different perspective for our return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with nature”.

New photo sparks fresh Loch Ness speculation  

Speculation about the Loch Ness Monster has re-emerged after a tourist shared a photo of a mysterious creature. Steve Challice, from Southampton, says he took the picture of what he describes as a “big fish” while holidaying in Scotland. He says it was about eight feet long. A Loch Ness Monster expert said: “If this is a genuine picture of a creature in Loch Ness, it would easily rank in the top three of all time.”

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