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Stressed zoo elephants to be given cannabis in new trial

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Stressed-out elephants at a zoo in Poland are to be given medical marijuana as part of a trial. The Warsaw zoo’s three African elephants will be given liquid doses of cannabinoid CBD through their trunks. “Contrary to what some would imagine, the elephants won’t be using cannabis pipes nor will they be getting huge barrels of it,” said the vet in charge of the project. 

Archaeologists ‘find location of lost Jesus village’

Archaeologists believe they have found a biblical village cursed to destruction by Jesus Christ. After years of controversy, Bethsaida - where Christ is said to have fed the multitude and helped a blind man see – is now believed to be in Et-Tell, a dig site in the Golan Heights. Announcing the find, an expert from the University of Nebraska said: “When it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck, what is it?”

Tortoise back home after going on the crawl 

A 150-pound runaway tortoise is back at home after 74 days on the loose. Solomon the tortoise escaped from his home in Ashland City, Tennessee, on June 8, but finally returned home last week when his owner got a call from a man who said he saw Solomon at a home construction site less than a mile from her house.

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