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Scientists say time travel could prevent the Covid pandemic

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Australian scientists claim that they have proven that time travel is mathematically possible by reconciling Albert Einstein’s famous theory of general relativity and the grandfather paradox. Germain Tobar, who led the research at the University of Queensland, said that a time traveller could theoretically go back in time to kill the first infected person infected by Covid-19 and thus prevent the pandemic.

Student dumps 32 tons of carrots on street

An art student has dumped nearly 32 tons of carrots onto the street on the campus of a London university. After a photo of the carrots went viral on social media, promoting widespread curiosity, Goldsmiths, University of London revealed the pile of carrots is an installation by Rafael Perez Evans, an art student at its art college. The exhibit, titled Grounding, is part of the Master of Fine Arts degree show.

Bat causes hospital blackout 

A bat has been blamed for a blackout that left the specialist baby units at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital without power for almost an hour. A hospital spokesman said the bat tripped all the power networks’ circuit breakers, and it took about 50 minutes for an electrician to arrive on site and restore power. Adelaide’s bat colony has increased significantly over the past decade.

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