‘Super rats’ to give UK ‘heck of a ride’ in 2021
And other stories from the stranger side of life
Super rats that are immune to poison are set to cause a rodent explosion in Britain next year. After a study found that 74% of rats now have a “resistance gene”, which means they cannot be killed by common poisons, an expert said: “This, together with a bumper breeding year, means we are in for a heck of a ride in 2021 if we don’t have a very, very cold winter.”
Kazakhstan man marries sex doll - or does he?
A Kazakhstan body builder has married a silicone sex doll called Margo. The self-declared “sexy maniac” said he got hitched to Margo after a “whirlwind romance”. However, Toronto sex therapist-coach Carlyle Jansen, says: “She’s not actually a sex doll. I think she’s a mannequin for stores and stuff. You never see her genitals.”
Gemma Collins wants to be abducted by aliens
Towie star Gemma Collins wants aliens to abduct her and live with her in Essex. After reading about a man who says he was abducted by 10ft aliens, she said: “If I was abducted I’d be like, ‘Guys, let’s have a good time… do you want to move to Essex with me? Shall we go to London shopping?’ I would literally just be normal with them.”
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––For a round-up of the most important stories from around the world - and a concise, refreshing and balanced take on the week’s news agenda - try The Week magazine. Start your trial subscription today –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––