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Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A wild mouse has passed out after chewing on a Canadian man’s crop of cannabis. “I've caught this little pot-head taking leaves off of my plant and eating them until he passes out,” said Colin Sullivan from New Brunswick in Canada, where growing small amounts of cannabis is legal. Sullivan cared for the stoned rodent and weaned him off the substance before releasing him back into the wild.

Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman now campaigns for nuclear power 

A former Extinction Rebellion spokesperson has left the group to campaign for nuclear power. Writing for the Daily Mail, Zion Lights said that although the green movement is “steeped in an anti-nuclear mindset,” any “rational, evidence-based approach shows that a strategy including nuclear energy is the only realistic solution to driving down emissions at the scale and speed required”.

Study finds that labradoodles are more poodle 

Researchers have examined the genetics of the Australian labradoodle and revealed that the dogs are mostly poodle. The study of Australian labradoodle DNA also suggests more poodles have been introduced over the years. “We were surprised to see that it was really quite dramatic,” said Dr Elaine Ostrander, a co-author of the research paper.

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