Tall Tales

‘Asparagus psychic’ predicts trouble for Harry and Meghan

And other stories from the stranger side of life

asparagus

A psychic who uses asparagus to see into the future has predicted that Prince Harry will return the UK next year, unaccompanied by wife Meghan. After throwing asparagus into the air, Jemima Packington, 64, the world’s only asparamancer, said: “What we have here, very interesting, is the letter H. We have two spears plus a crossbar here. I don't see any M at all whatsoever. I see no letter M but I do see letter H coming into the fold.”

Bid for your chance to destroy Trump’s casino

Atlantic City is auctioning the chance to dynamite a casino formerly owned by Donald Trump. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City went bankrupt and shut in 2014. A bidding process will determine who gets the right to hit the button that will destroy the 39-floor casino, with proceeds going to charity. The mayor said his office has already been “bombarded” with phone calls about the auction.

Man jailed for jet-skiing to his girlfriend

A Scotsman has been jailed for riding a jet ski across the Irish Sea to spend some time with his girlfriend. Dale McLaughlan, 28, was sentenced to four weeks in prison for the 25-mile journey from Scotland’s Isle of Whithorn to the Isle of Man, after his trip was found to break coronavirus rules. “The craziest thing is he can’t even swim,” said a relative, adding that he’s a “nice lad but thick as a brick”.

Recommended

Iran risking ‘disastrous’ miscalculation in the Gulf, warns UK military chief
General Sir Nick Carter
Getting to grips with . . .

Iran risking ‘disastrous’ miscalculation in the Gulf, warns UK military chief

What would it take to topple Lukashenko’s ‘rogue regime’?
Alexander Lukashenko
Today’s big question

What would it take to topple Lukashenko’s ‘rogue regime’?

Lebanon one year on from the Beirut blast
The aftermath of the explosion in the port of Beirut
In Depth

Lebanon one year on from the Beirut blast

‘Third wave in retreat’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Third wave in retreat’

Popular articles

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns
Flooding in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns

Does the Tokyo Olympics branding amount to cultural appropriation?
BBC Tokyo Olympics trailer
Expert’s view

Does the Tokyo Olympics branding amount to cultural appropriation?

The Week Footer Banner