News of the weird
Wednesday 03 June 1998
Turtle power: In Cambodia, large crowds have been coming every day to the Tonle Sap river awaiting the regular appearances of a turtle that is believed to have magical powers. When perfumed water is sprinkled on the surface of the water, the touch of the turtle is supposed to make it holy and give it healing powers.
Cashback: A man in Florida who returned $4,170 that he had been given in error with an order for burgers and chips declared himself "glad I was able to do the right thing". Henry Snowden was handed the money in a bag at Burger King, where they kept their takings in paper bags to foil burglars.
Life & Style blogs
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary
Astrological signs are almost all wrong, as movement of moon and sun throws out zodiac
Beijing to the US by train: China outlines plans to connect world by high speed rail network
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?
Eating quinoa and whole grains every day could help you live longer
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Vote Ukip, says far-right group Britain First
- 1 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Video shows what happens when lava is poured onto ice
- 5 Cate Blanchett loses temper during interview: 'That's your f**king question?'
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