And other stories from the stranger side of life
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More than half of people claim they have made contact with a dead relative, according to a US study. The Pew Research Center found that around half of adults in the US (53%) say that they have been visited by a dead family member in a dream or some other form. Some 44% said that such interactions have occurred within the last 12 months. The researchers found that women are more likely than men to say they had at least one of these three experiences in the last year (53% vs 35%), noted The Telegraph.
Man charges for saucy voice notesA man is earning £5-per-minute recording sexually suggestive voice notes thanks to his “nice voice”, reported LadBible. Alex Douglas, AKA The Naked Narrator, said women would often tell him that they “love” getting voice notes from him on dating apps. He “ran with the idea” and set up his Naked Narrator WhatsApp service, which sees him sending personalised saucy voice notes to customers based on up to three words they send to him, said the outlet. Douglas said he doesn’t say anything “too graphic”.
Pooh original set to sell for thousandsAn original sketch by a Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator has been found in cellar after 60 years. The sketch is an original by EH Shepard, apparently drawn in 1958 at a Foyle’s Literary Lunch, which used to be the bookshop’s “annual shindig” where customers met the creators of their favourite works, said The Times. It is set to sell for tens of thousands in a forthcoming auction, said the paper.
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