Man has acid trip after cleaning LSD-coated keyboard

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A man who cleaned an old synthesiser got more than he bargained for when he wiped a curious-looking deposit stuck under one of its knobs. He felt a tingling on his finger as he scraped it off, but that was only the beginning. He then went on an eight-hour trip because the substance turned out to be LSD.

Man bitten by snake that slithered out of toilet

A Florida man using his toilet at 4am got a nasty shock when a python slithered out of the bowl and bit him on the hand. The python was taken to a reptile centre. The man was shocked but not seriously injured.

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Farmer blocks entrance to beauty spot with 60 tons of slate

The landowner of a beauty spot in North Wales is so tired of visitors trashing the area, he has blocked its entrance with 60 tons of slate. Allan Titley used a digger to block access to Blue Lake, a spectacular flooded quarry, in Gwynedd. He said: “In the whole of Wales, I don’t think there’s a beauty spot that hasn’t been trashed.”

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