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‘Unusual’ deep-sea jellyfish discovered off California coast

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Scientists have discovered an “unusual” new species of deep-sea jellyfish living in the waters off the California coast. The creature, a type of Atolla jellyfish, was discovered by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquar...

An Unusual Grief by Yewande Omotoso review – the aftermath of tragedy

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Yewande Omotoso is known for her second novel, The Woman Next Door, longlisted for the Women’s prize in 2017. As a reading experience, the follow-up An Unusual Grief is like a river. The story gathers turbulence and p...

Billy Connolly reveals unusual methods for keeping his Parkinson’s under control

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Billy Connolly said he has learned to hypnotise his hand to stop shaking due to Parkinson’s disease, but lamented not being able to write by hand due to the condition that has forced him to retire from live standup co...

The most unusual movie sex scenes – ranked!

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In 1933, the Austrian star Hedy Lamarr (who also had a remarkable parallel career as an inventor) appeared in the Czech erotic drama Ecstasy playing Eva, who gave us the first female orgasm in movie history. This is ...

Unusual bedfellows: how gangs are pushing New Zealand’s Covid vaccination drive

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After the needle entered his right arm, the man raised his left fist in a brief salute. Surgical mask covering parts of his facial tattoos, he nodded to the nurse. A long ponytail cut a line through the blue and white...

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is a triumphantly unusual Women’s prize winner

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This year’s Women’s prize produced a notably strong shortlist, led by Brit Bennett’s landmark saga of racism and family in the US, The Vanishing Half; along with Patricia Lockwood’s hilariously barbed satire of intern...

Home deliveries: tell us about the most unusual things you have ordered

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Food and grocery delivery services like Deliveroo, Just Eat, Getir, Weezy and Gorillas have become ever more popular during the pandemic. We would like to hear about the most unusual thing you have ordered. Perhaps it...

Val review – unusual doc offers fractured portrait of an unusual actor

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Who is Val Kilmer? Is he a former A-lister, whose idiosyncrasies and counter-culture taste made him a Hollywood outcast? Or is he an unbearable egotist who alienated the industry through rude unprofessionalism and imp...

‘The Great Resignation’: June’s US jobs report hides unusual trend

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the US economy added 850,000 jobs last month. Hidden by this encouraging figure is the hint of an unusual trend: people are beginning to quit their jobs in extrao...

California drought forces 15m salmon to take unusual route to Pacific: by road

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California officials will truck more than 15 million young salmon raised at fish hatcheries in the state’s Central Valley agricultural region to the Pacific Ocean because projected river conditions show that the water...

Tell us about your favourite unusual village to win a £200 holiday prize

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Tyneham is a ghost village in Dorset. In 1943, it had a population of 225 people, then the War Office requisitioned it and the surrounding land to use as a firing range. One departing person left a note on the church ...

Truly unusual flavours from the far side of the world

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I did not purposely start eating really strange-flavoured chocolate this week; it just happened. Someone, at some point, had told me about Fossa Chocolate from Singapore and how there was often a waiting list and, of ...