Great Britain

Northern accents could die out within decades

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Northern accents could start dying out within the next 45 years as a result of the rising dominance of southern dialects, according to a new study. Researchers at Cambridge University found children living in towns and cities across the north of England are increasingly using pronunciations more usually spoken in the south because they are easier to pick up. “What we see are changes happening in big classes of words - but not all of them,” said one researcher.

Police identify the Indiana ‘pooper’

Police in Indiana say they have identified a woman who has been defecating on lawns. Residents in the suburb of Fishers have been unsettled in recent weeks by a prolific early morning visitor dubbed “the pooper”. However, thanks to video from a doorbell camera, police say the culprit had been identified. In 2017, a family in Colorado was targeted by a woman they called “the Mad Pooper”, who regularly defecated on their sidewalk.

Time traveller from 5000 in water warning

A man who insists he is a time-traveller from the year 5000 says entire cities will be underwater because of climate change. The man, known only as Edward, said he was part of a top-secret time-travelling experiment in 2004 and was sent 3,000 years into the future. He says he discovered Los Angeles submerged by a great body of water. Last week, a time traveller from the year 2491 said giant aliens with a “distorted appearance” will arrive on Earth in 2022.

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