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January 21, 2017

weird news

A nutritionist believes cherry juice is the key to beating insomnia.

The fruit drink, known for its high sugar content, could be the perfect replacement for sleeping pills, according to expert Nigel Mitchell, a performance nutritionist, who insisted the health concoction has worked on athletes.

He said: "Many athletes find that cherry juice also supports sleep when taken an hour before bedtime."

And according to the Daily Mirror Online, new research has revealed it could beat insomnia and improve sleep for those who suffer with restlessness, with the method previously being used by athletes ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in order to help them with their performance.

A group of women have quit their jobs to become mermaids.

A community of people in Seattle, Washington, have decided to switch their life on land to live like the sea beings underwater permanently, despite being 'laughed' at for their lifelong ambition as a child.

Caitlin Nielsen - who was a biology graduate - has put her plan into action as she has set up a workshop where she handcrafts silicone tails.

Speaking to The Mirror Online, the 32-year-old said: "When I was in kindergarten and the teacher asked everyone to go around and say what they wanted to be when they grew up, I said 'a mermaid.'

"Everyone laughed at me and now here I am - I'm a mermaid. I'm literally a real-life mermaid.

"Ever since I saw Disney's Little Mermaid when I was very young and I also watched the movie Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.

"Both of my parents are marine biologists, so I grew up knowing a lot about the oceans, spending a lot of time at the seashores and really feeling like I was meant to be in the ocean, so when I saw mermaid movies it sort of resonated with me.

"I do feel like my tail is a part of me, and I do actually feel like it is a prosthetic limb. I sometimes joke that I wear a prosthetic because I was born with a terrible birth defect - which is legs. When my tail is off I feel a little bit awkward. Suddenly I have legs and I don't know what to do with them. I feel extremely clumsy."

Caitlin isn't the only person to switch lifestyle, as her friends Ed Brown, Tessie LaMourea and Morgan Caldwell have claimed they are the mystical creature.

A man was arrested for stealing women's knickers.

The 26-year-old male, who hasn't been named for legal reasons, was caught by police in the city of Fukuoka in Japan allegedly pinching four pairs of panties from a launderette on CCTV.

Website Japan Kyo reports that the underwear was worth $174 and was taken from a tumble dryer at 1:30 a.m. on December 13.

The accused then admitted to his involvement in the theft and ended up handing back a dozen pairs of pants after being turned in by his own mother.

According to the publication, she told police: "They were in my son's room."

He then admitted to having an obsession with women's underwear, simply saying: "I like women's underwear."

Women in Mumbai in India have hand-knitted blankets for elephants to get them through the tough winter months.

Twenty-three lucky mammoths were rescued and have been living in the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura in northern India, and locals offered to make the bright-coloured knits for the adorable animals.

Katrick Satyanaranyan, who founded the centre, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "We work hard to give these elephants a life of dignity and protection while we also provide them ongoing treatment and care.

"This winter we are making jumpers to give the jumbos in our care some warmth.

"It costs us about PS800 per elephant per month to provide them essential medical treatment, a nutritious diet and ongoing care.

"They really took to their jumpers! I know in some countries it is a bit of a joke to wear the most outlandish one you can, particularly around Christmas time.

"But the elephants care less about fashion and more about being warm."