News of the weird
Wednesday 25 February 1998
Easy mistake to make: One customer died and another 25 were in hospital after eating loaves bought at a bakery in Gaziantep, Turkey. The baker had apparently mistaken a container of rat poison for yeast.
Rich food: When a policeman from Negombo district in Sri Lanka was accosted by officials of the Bribery Commissioners' Department, he attempted to evade arrest by eating banknotes worth 3,000 rupees (about pounds 30). The sum is reported to have been a bribe paid in connection with a bigamy case. The officials, however, acted quickly and forced the man to spit out pieces of the notes before he was able to swallow them all.
Life & Style blogs
Penis size study: what's 'normal' anyway?
Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
Penis size: is there a correlation with sexual satisfaction? A scientific look
Majority of UK women don't bathe or take a shower daily
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
- 1 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 2 Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims
- 3 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 4 African jawbone discovery pushes birth of humanity back by 400,000 years
- 5 The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
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