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‘Cannibal’ rats on the march in Britain

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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Cannibal rats are on the march across Britain as the closure of restaurants forces them to resort to raiding human houses to try and find food during lockdown. Some of the hungry rodents are even eating their own young. Rentokil has reported an 80% rise in demand for its anti-rat services.

Mother of 44 kids stopped from having more  

The world’s most fertile woman, who is raising 44 children alone, has been medically stopped from having more. Mariam Nabatanzi, from Uganda, gave birth to her first set of twins when she was just 13. She now has has three sets of quadruplets, four sets of triplets and six sets of twins.

Social distancing rules halt sex festival 

Europe’s biggest sex festival has been forced to cancel after social distancing rules made it unfeasible. As hundreds of swingers prepared for the party, the team behind the Aurora Lifestyle gathering said they were not ready to offer a “poor replica” of the event. They said they hope to return with a “bigger and fresher” event next year.

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