‘Sleepy’ Suffolk town named UK’s satanic capital

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A “sleepy” Suffolk town has been named the UK’s capital for Satanists. In the last census, some 70 out of 8,500 people living in Bungay identified as devil-worshippers, about 100 times the national average. It has been suggested the trend is linked to a local legend of the devil taking the form of a black dog, which terrorised the congregation of St Mary’s Church in the town in 1577, noted the Daily Star. However, mayor Tony Dawes said: “I am wondering if people with nothing better to do during lockdown decided to put down that they were Satanists.”

Tweets show Brits are saddest on Tuesdays

Britons feel most fed up on a Tuesday, according to a study of social media posts. An analysis of nearly two million tweets by the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan found that the messages of Londoners were “the most angry and the least joyful on Tuesdays”, said The Telegraph, “while sadness peaked on Wednesdays, before tweets cheered up again as the weekend approached”. Angry tweets were mostly sent from bus stops and train stations, while happy tweets were often seen coming from hotels or farms.

X Files star wants women’s sex fantasies

Former X Files star Gillian Anderson is calling on women to send her their sexual fantasies for a new book. The 54-year-old actress will publish a selection of the anonymous testimonies sent to her in a new book based on Nancy Friday’s My Secret Garden: Women’s Sexual Fantasies, which the actress read to prepare for her role as Jean Milburn in the Netflix series Sex Education. “As women, we know that sex is about more than just sex but so many of us don’t talk about it,” Anderson said, writing in The Guardian.

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