A giant skeleton pole-dancing on a street sign has caused a social media "blowout of boos" after the City of Grantsville in Utah ordered for it to be removed, said Inside Edition. The homeowner responded to the order by "doubling down". He removed the exotic skeleton dancer from the street sign and transferred it to his front lawn, where he added "more skeletal spectators, flashing lights, music and a freestanding pole". Neighbours then added their own skeletons.
You can hibernate to other planets
Are you feeling like lying down under the duvet until spring arrives? You might be able to help out as you do so because an expert said humans could "hibernate their way to distant planets" to save mankind. "Kipping our way to distant planets could save astronauts from boredom and the risks of their bones and muscles wasting away," said the Daily Star. Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock said being asleep would help make the journey of 40 trillion kilometres more bearable.
World's oldest dog dies aged 31
The world's oldest dog has died aged 31. Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo who spent his entire life in a village in central Portugal, "survived an early scrape with death" to enjoy "a life of rustic leisure and good 'human' food", said The Times. His long life broke a record held since 1939 by an Australian cattle dog that died aged 29 years and five months.
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