Baby owls found at Guns N’ Roses gig

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses at Glastonbury
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A pair of baby owls were found nesting under the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury during the Guns N’ Roses headline set, reported the Manchester Evening News. A team at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in Somerset described the incident as “the most unusual disturbance case” they have encountered so far in 2023. One of the owls has been named Axl after the band’s vocalist Axl Rose and the other has been dubbed Slash, in honour of the band’s guitarist. The pair are being cared for at an aviary.

Trigger warning for Sound of Music

A theatre has been criticised for including trigger warnings on its production of The Sound Of Music, reported the Daily Star. Chichester Festival Theatre told ticket buyers that the play includes “the threat of Nazi Germany and the annexation of Austria” and that some viewers “may find certain themes distressing”. However, Rabbi Jonathan Romain, of Maidenhead Synagogue, dismissed the warnings as “incredibly patronising” and a “disservice” to audiences. A theatre spokesman said: “We’re giving honest and factual guidance.”

Man thought lottery win was a scam

A US man who won a $100,000 lottery prize said he initially feared the email informing him of his win was part of a scam, reported UPI. “One day, I saw an email from the lottery informing me that I’d won a $100,000 prize, and I wasn’t sure what to think,” said the 69-year-old. “When I went to show my wife the email, she thought something bad had happened because of the look on my face.” The man said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and share part of the prize with his family.

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