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BRI­TAIN’S BER­MUDA TRI­AN­GLE

If you’re driv­ing on the M6 through Cheshire, keep your eyes peeled for ghosts. The sec­tion be­tween junc­tions 17 and 19 is a no­to­ri­ous ac­ci­dent blackspot. Now para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tor Mike Brooker, 52, has dubbed the area ‘Cheshire’s Ber­muda Tri­an­gle,’ and says ghosts of 2,000-year-old Ro­man le­gion­naires and an­gry Scot­tish clans­men are scar­ing mo­torists into crash­ing.

‘I “per­son­ally” be­lieve there is some­thing su­per­nat­u­ral that has at­tached it­self to this par­tic­u­lar stretch of mo­tor­way,’ Brooker told lo­cal web­site

Cheshire Live. ‘When “sci­ence” holds its hands up and is at a com­plete loss to ex­plain this plethora of ac­ci­dents/in­ci­dents be­tween junc­tions 17 and 19 of the M6, there is per­haps an al­ter­nate ex­pla­na­tion.’

Booker be­lieves the M6 was built over an old Ro­man burial ground, and also a site where much of the Scot­tish army was slaugh­tered in bat­tle.

He said, ‘I have spo­ken with a great num­ber of peo­ple who have re­ported to me...about their own “strange” and “eerie” en­coun­ters on that par­tic­u­lar stretch of the M6.’

Maybe play safe and take the back roads in­stead!

WRITE ON

A Harry Pot­ter fan on Red­dit has pointed out a ma­jor plot flaw in the iconic wizarding se­ries: how on earth would the young stu­dent wizards’ fam­i­lies be able to af­ford all the parch­ment they get through at Hog­warts?

The Red­dit user, known as steam­punk_ pen­guin, said: ‘Time and time again, we are re­minded that parch­ment is the ba­sic ev­ery­day writ­ing sur­face used at Hog­warts. The stu­dents write their home­work on parch­ment, ev­ery­one writes their notes on parch­ment, staff an­nounce­ments are read off of parch­ment, even the Ma­raud­ers’ Map was writ­ten on parch­ment.’

But they point out that parch­ment - which was used as writ­ing ma­te­rial in Europe up un­til the 15th cen­tury, when it was re­placed by pa­per – is made from an­i­mal skins and, as such, very ex­pen­sive. Most stu­dents in Harry Pot­ter use at least one roll of parch­ment per es­say, which steam­punk_pen­guin reck­ons adds up to 300 sheets of parch­ment each per year.

No won­der the Weasleys are broke!

TOO DRUNK TO FLY

A po­lice depart­ment in Min­nesota, USA, has re­ceived a num­ber of calls from mem­bers of the pub­lic com­plain­ing about drunk birds crash­ing into their cars!

It’s thought that the birds had binged on berries which had fer­mented be­cause of an early frost and be­come al­co­holic. Robins and cedar waxwings are amongst the species that eat crab ap­ples, which con­tain sugar that can turn into al­co­hol when they lose mois­ture.

The birds were re­ported to have been fly­ing into win­dows and ‘act­ing con­fused.’ We know the feel­ing!

In a state­ment re­leased by the Gilbert Po­lice Depart­ment, they ask the pub­lic not to con­tact them about be­fud­dled birds un­less they see, ‘Big­bird op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle in an un­safe man­ner!’

Well, you know what they say – never drink and fly!

MAN ON THE MOON

Con­spir­acy the­o­rists have long in­sisted that the NASA moon land­ing in 1969 was faked. Now, video footage that al­legedly shows the film crew set­ting up a stu­dio ready to film the ‘moon land­ing’ has sent the in­ter­net into ex­cited overdrive. The clip was posted to Youtube by a user who claimed to have found it in a shoe­box in 2017, and is pur­ported to come from the ‘cutting room floor of the film edit­ing depart­ment of the Texas State film pro­duc­tion com­pany, marked be­tween 1966-1972,’ ac­cord­ing to a story in The Daily Star. It shows an as­tro­naut plant­ing a flag into the ground while the direc­tor shouts, ‘Ready and ac­tion.’ In an­other scene, the film crew sur­rounds the sup­posed ‘Apollo 11 shut­tle.’

Con­spir­acy the­o­rists ar­gue that, if NASA man­aged to get a man on the moon in the ‘60s with less ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy than they have now, how come no­body’s done it since 1972? Have they got a point? Watch the clip and de­cide for your­self!

WHO WANTS COOKIES?

A very lucky man in the USA has landed him­self a cool $1 mil­lion (£767,500) in the lot­tery – thanks to a for­tune cookie!

Ron­nie Martin, from Long Pond in Penn­sylvia, won the money in New Jer­sey’s Lot­tery draw. Years ear­lier, Martin had opened a for­tune cookie which sug­gested the lot­tery num­bers 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29. He’d stuck with them ever since - and on 24 July, this strat­egy fi­nally paid off for him!

Ac­cord­ing to Sky News, Martin and his wife plan to use the money to pay off their mort­gage and bills. Talk about a lucky break!

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