Start the Week with Weird News: can you murder a robot + cellphone saves man from latter-day Robin Hood + Hip-hop best cheese music
And we are off with another round-up of weird news stories including: Can you murder a robot? (courtesy BBC News) + Swiss study finds that Hip-Hop is the best music to mature a happy cheese (via Reuters) + in a modern variation of the "life saved because a bullet hit a cigarette-case or a Bible" story, we have the tale of an Australian man whose mobile phone bravely took an arrow for him – actually the guy was filming the latter-day Robin Hood (via Reuters)...
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Christian was born a 'chime child' with a caul and grew up in a haunted house. According to legend a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly! And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt by a newspaper.
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