‘Psychic’ octopus sold for food

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A ‘psychic’ octopus has been sold for food in Japan

A “psychic” octopus that had correctly predicted the outcomes of Japan’s World Cup group matches has reportedly been killed and sold for food. The fisherman who caught the octopus, which was named Rabiot, said he hopes that the next octopus he catches can also predict the outcomes of World Cup matches.

Iranian general says Israel is ‘stealing rain’

An Iranian general has accused Israel and an unnamed neighbouring country of cooperating to extract the moisture out of clouds headed for Iran. Citing a four-year weather study, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalal said: “We are faced with the cases of cloud theft and snow theft”.

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Diner bites off restaurant owner’s ear

The owner of a Michigan Chinese restaurant has had his ear partially bitten off, after a diner was unsatisfied with her food. Police say 24-year-old Jade Anderson threw her food on the floor, and then attacked the restaurant owner’s wife. When he stepped in to intervene, Anderson allegedly bite part of his ear off as she was removed from the restaurant.

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