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Eerie viral TikTok of plane hovering in sky sparks theories of ‘glitch in the Matrix’

Eerie viral TikTok of plane hovering in sky sparks theories of ‘glitch in the Matrix’
Eerie viral TikTok of plane hovering in sky sparks theories of ‘glitch in the Matrix’


Bizarre footage which shows a plane unmoving in the sky has sparked confusion and rumours of a “glitch in the system”.

The eerie clip has been seen over seven million times since 22-year-old TikTok user @lesxbalboa first shared it.

After she took the first video of the stationary aircraft, she drove past the same spot two days later – and was baffled to see the plane remained “standing still mid-air”.

It’s attracted thousands of comments from people across the world.

Some reckon it’s evidence we are living in a Matrix-like simulation.

One nervous user commented: “This is the proof that there is a glitch in the matrix that causes the whole server to lag.”



Eerie viral TikTok of plane hovering in sky sparks theories of ‘glitch in the Matrix’
The clip has over seven million views

Whilst another said: “No worries just a little glitch in the system.”

Other conspiracy theories flying around include the simulation theory, which is believed in by eccentric billionaire Elon Musk.

It says we could all be living inside an extra-dimensional machine that holds the entire universe.

Those who think the theory is true reckon that odd events such as this one are evidence of glitches in the simulation, much like in the 1999 sci-fi film The Matrix.

Another TikTok comment read: “don’t worry the server is a bit laggy we will report the bug.”

But the creepy sight could just be an optical illusion – in 2018, baffled motorists just outside Moscow thought they had spotted a similar incident with a stationary plane in the air, reports The Sun.

In fact, it was the low speed of the aircraft, high winds in the opposite direction, and the position of the car that made it look so suspended.



TikTok screenshot of still plane
The plane was seen stationary again two days later

Some of the thousands who commented on the clip joked about the true reasoning behind the video.

One quipped: “They’re looking for the right playlist give them a minute.”

Whilst someone else laughed: “Leave it alone it’s on airplane mode.”





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Markets set for ‘mother of all crashes’, warns investor Michael Burry

Markets set for ‘mother of all crashes’, warns investor Michael Burry
Markets set for ‘mother of all crashes’, warns investor Michael Burry


Bitcoin craze will trigger the ‘mother of all crashes’, warns ‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry










 Bitcoin prices tumbled as the famous investor who predicted the sub-prime mortgage crisis warned retail traders that the ‘mother of all crashes’ is on the horizon.

The crypto-currency slid 7 per cent to around $34,000 – its lowest level in two weeks – while others such as ethereum and dogecoin followed suit.

It came as Michael Burry warned that when the value of crypto-currencies and ‘meme stocks’ fall it will trigger market losses ‘the size of countries’. 

Markets set for ‘mother of all crashes’, warns investor Michael Burry

Warning: Top investor Michael Burry said that when the value of cryptocurrencies and so-called ‘meme stocks’ fall it will trigger market losses ‘the size of countries’

He was famously one of the few people to foresee the sub-prime mortgage bubble that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. The Big Short blockbuster film was about him and his hedge fund.

Digital currencies and popular stocks have exploded in value this last year – drawing in amateur retail investors who have never traded before.

But Burry, founder of private investment firm Scion Asset Management, and others, have warned this has created a bubble that will inevitably burst and harm traders who bought at the top of the market.

On Twitter, in posts that were later deleted, he said: ‘All hype/speculation is doing is drawing in retail before the mother of all crashes. 

‘When crypto falls from trillions, or meme stocks fall from tens of billions, Main Street losses will approach the size of countries. History ain’t changed.’

Last week he called crypto the ‘Greatest speculative bubble of all time in all things. By two orders of magnitude.’

Since last October bitcoin has rallied from around $10,000 to more than $63,000 in April.

It has since been in freefall after Elon Musk, the electric car tycoon, U-turned on his promise to accept bitcoin as payment for his vehicles, and China began a crackdown.

Beijing ordered banks and payment platform Alipay to stop services linked to crypto.



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Hi-tech ‘sound-healing’ bed blasts you with low-frequency sounds to make you healthier

Hi-tech ‘sound-healing’ bed blasts you with low-frequency sounds to make you healthier
Hi-tech ‘sound-healing’ bed blasts you with low-frequency sounds to make you healthier


A new premium bed that uses “SoundHealing” technology to blast sounds into your body says it will help make you healthier.

The Opus Soundbed uses spatial audio technology to help users relax and alleviate physical tension in the body.

The £1.5k bed has been called a “home gym for your heart” as it delivers vibrations throughout the body that “quickly releases you out of stress”.

The website adds: “The OPUS platform will include journeys, live experiences, guides and community to support you on your path to greater emotional fitness.”

Its creators have said the bed feels like “being immersed in a cocoon of pleasurable sensation”.



Hi-tech ‘sound-healing’ bed blasts you with low-frequency sounds to make you healthier
The bed blasts sounds throughout your body to help relieve physical tension and mental stress

The futuristic bed will come packaged with a companion app that offers the user guided meditation workshops and other activities.

The workshops can last from seven minutes to an hour and each one specifically designed to help relax and elevate different moods.

The Opus Soundbed will can be used to relieve physical tension and also assist in mental mindfulness activities.

Those wanting to get their hands on the new piece of kit will have to splash the cash as it will be retailing for $1,999 (£1.5k), making it one of the most expensive pieces of tech available in the wellness market.

Swiss creator Yves Béhar said: “We designed OPUS to be a stylish complement to any living room for the purpose of eliminating barriers to daily at-home use.

“We believe OPUS will empower users to take control of their emotional health and allow sound medicine to return to the mainstream.”

The bed will reportedly be fully portable and the website states it can fold down into a “compact conversation piece” when not in use.

People who have ordered the Opus Soundbed are not due to get their order until early 2022.

A review proudly displayed on the website states: “The most profound experience of my life to date.”

But website Boss Hunting acknowledges that the new technology could be seen as “gimmicky” by some although they comment “it genuinely does look like something which could make guided meditation and sound therapy more accessible”.





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Conspiracy theorist who said ‘great reset was on way’ beat pregnant partner with hammer

Conspiracy theorist who said ‘great reset was on way’ beat pregnant partner with hammer
Conspiracy theorist who said ‘great reset was on way’ beat pregnant partner with hammer


An ‘obsessed’ conspiracy theorist who used cannabis heavily beat his pregnant partner over the head with a hammer and tried to drown her in the bath in a murderous attack.

Anthony Beckett, 33, from Middlesbrough, was fixated on political events like the US election and believed “the Chinese” were coming for him.

Teesside Crown Court heard how he believed “the great reset” was on its way on January 20, and he had “discussed the need to kill the family”, reports TeessideLive.

Two days before the imaginary ‘reset’, on January 18, Beckett tried to murder his pregnant partner.

Prosecutor Jo Kidd told the court that Beckett entered the bathroom with the hammer whilst the victim was washing her hair in the bath.



Conspiracy theorist who said ‘great reset was on way’ beat pregnant partner with hammer
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Ms Kidd said: “She put her hair back under the water and her head under the water to rinse it. Anthony Beckett came into the bathroom.

“He hit her head using a hammer to her skull.”

He continued with the “unrelenting attack”, hitting the victim with the hammer a total of four times.

Beckett then “put his hands around her throat and started to drown her.”

The struggling victim managed to unhook the plug to lower the water level as Beckett “repeatedly tried to get her head under the water”.

“She was terrified”, Ms Kidd said.

The woman lost consciousness but came round to find herself still in the bath being strangled.

The court heard how she screamed for help from a window before running downstairs and spilling out into the street, injured and naked.

A police search of the house unearthed a dagger, machete and homemade noose.

The victim suffered a wound and bruising to her head.

Beckett told the police he had asked his partner if she would die “before the Chinese arrived”.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

Beckett, of Alnwick Court, Middlesbrough, who sobbed throughout the court case as he appeared over a prison video link, was jailed for 10 years by judge Her Honour Penelope Moreland.



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Jonathan Walker, mitigating, said the defendant had previously been “a loving and caring partner and father” but had suffered a “psychotic episode”.

He told the court: “He remembers little if anything about the incident itself, he has been obsessed in dealing with his legal representatives in conveying to (the victim) the levels of apology.”

He added that Beckett has long suffered with mental health difficulties that pre-date his use of cannabis.





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Supermarket shares soar as Morrisons war hots up

Supermarket shares soar as Morrisons war hots up
Supermarket shares soar as Morrisons war hots up


Supermarket shares soar as Morrisons war hots up: Grocer rises 30% after rejecting New York private equity firm’s shock £5.5bn bid

Shares in listed supermarkets rocketed yesterday as investors geared up for a bidding war over Morrisons.

The huge rally follows a shock £5.5billion bid for the UK’s fourth- largest grocer, from New York-based private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CDR).

Morrisons, which rose by more than 30 per cent, rejected the 230p per share offer, saying it ‘significantly undervalues’ the company and its prospects.

Supermarket shares soar as Morrisons war hots up

On a high: Morrisons, led by boss David Potts (pictured), rejected a 230p per share offer from Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), saying it ‘significantly undervalues’ the company

And Legal & General, a top 10 shareholder, said it would not add ‘genuine value’. But CDR is said to be preparing for another go, with other suitors waiting in the wings.

Internet shopping giant Amazon could gatecrash the process, while private equity firms Lone Star and Apollo previously bid for Asda.

Amid all the fevered speculation, investors were licking their lips as shares in Morrisons closed 34.6 per cent or 61.75p higher at 240.2p.

That was above CDR’s 230p per share offer price, a sign that the race to buy Morrisons has some way to go. 

Barclays analysts said: ‘Our inclination is to think the offer is unlikely to have been pitched at the maximum it could justify paying. We think the story is unlikely to have ended with Morrisons’ rejection.’

Rivals Sainsbury’s also finished 3.8 per cent higher at 270.1p, Marks & Spencer added 2.8 per cent at 152.75p and Tesco was up 1.7 per cent, to 225.6p.

If Morrisons is snapped up by private equity, it would be the latest major British business to be taken off the public markets.

Others sold during the pandemic include Asda, the AA and even the owner of Butlin’s, triggering fears for jobs and transparency.

Morrisons bosses are ‘happy to continue as a plc’ but also believe every company is for sale at the right price. 

They have already put together a defence strategy with help from advisers at Rothschild, due to previous warnings that the supermarket’s relatively low share price left it vulnerable to takeover. 

Under UK takeover rules, potential suitors now have until July 17 to announce an intention to bid or walk away.

Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, said: ‘The market value of Morrisons had weakened so much that it clearly triggered some alerts in the private equity space to say the value on offer was looking much more attractive. 

The issue now is how the big shareholders respond and whether they – and the Morrisons board – feel they can squeeze out a higher bid or feel sufficiently confident in Morrisons’ position to spurn the offer altogether.

‘The market seems confident that the suitor will have to raise its offer or someone else might step into the game and we’ll see a bidding war.’ The groceries sector is highly competitive and is not seen as a typical hunting ground for private equity firms.

But the strength of supermarkets during the pandemic, the amount of cash they generate, their tendency to own many properties and the relatively poor performance of UK stocks has sparked attention.

L&G senior fund manager Andrew Koch said he did not expect CDR to succeed unless it increased its bid. CDR is thought to have spotted an opportunity in Morrisons’ small position in convenience groceries. 

It already owns petrol station operator Motor Fuel Group, which has 900 forecourts in the UK, and analysts believe it could seek to put a Morrisons store in every one.

Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy is an adviser and is thought to have played a key role cooking up CDR’s plans. If CDR buys the supermarket, it is understood Leahy would be chairman. 

Predators circling uk grocers 

US private equity giants KKR, Apollo Global Management and Lone Star – as well as internet titan Amazon – have all been mentioned as rivals to Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s (CDR) bid.

Amazon has a grocery deal with Morrisons, offering customers same-day delivery. But it has previously bowed out of takeover battles – unwilling to pay too high a price. Investors’ hopes of a bidding war were tempered by fears that private equity firms could weaken Morrisons’ long-term prospects.

A buyer could look to buy Morrisons and rake in a quick return by selling its properties, leaving it vulnerable in any downturn if it struggled to pay its rent. Private equity firms are also known for loading debt onto companies to boost their profits when they sell them, usually around five years later.

Like Debenhams, which collapsed in December 2020, this can leave a business struggling to pay off debts if the economy sours. Labour MPs fear a private equity buyer could slash staff numbers to cut costs.

In the UK David Novak is the head man at CDR which has previously snapped up discount retailer B&M. Consultant Richard Hyman said CDR had helped B&M grow, adding: ‘It is a very good business.’

CDR is also set to buy Dublin-based UDG Healthcare, whose shares are already listed in London, for £2.6billion.



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Terrified mum’s ceiling fan warning as daughter, 6, almost loses eye in horror accident

Terrified mum’s ceiling fan warning as daughter, 6, almost loses eye in horror accident
Terrified mum’s ceiling fan warning as daughter, 6, almost loses eye in horror accident


A distraught mum has sent a warning to other parents after her six-year-old daughter almost lost her eye when she collided with a ceiling fan.

Savana was playing on her friend’s bunk bed when the ceiling fan slashed below her left eye before she had a chance to duck.

The laceration was more than 8cm long and 2cm deep and needed a metal plate, four screws and over 100 stiches.

Jess Pierce, Queensland mum, said: “An MRI scan showed Savana had a shattered cheekbone. Her eye was so swollen, it was impossible to tell if her vision had been compromised.



Terrified mum’s ceiling fan warning as daughter, 6, almost loses eye in horror accident
She needed a metal plate, four screws and over 100 stitches

“The following day, Savana went into theatre for plastic surgery. In a three-hour procedure, the surgeon put her cheek back together with a metal plate, four screws and 100 stitches.

“Amazingly, the fan blade had missed her eyeball by just one millimetre, skimming her lower eyelid and across to her ear.”

Jess says she warned her daughter about the ceiling fan when she spotted it in her friend’s bedroom. Her niece had recently been injured by one.



Savana has permanently lost the lower eyelashes on her left eye
Savana has permanently lost the lower eyelashes on her left eye

Savana is still recovering five months on from the incident and has permanently lost the lower eyelashes on her left eye.

Jess said: “She loved playing outside, but now has to avoid the sun to minimise scarring. It’s likely it will never completely fade.

“Instead, she’s been practising dancing and listening to music with her siblings inside.”

Six-year-old Savana has been taking part in pageants since she was four-years-old and has always loved dancing and giving speeches on stage.



The six-year-old pageant enthusiast has not been deterred from competing
The six-year-old pageant enthusiast has not been deterred from competing

She had been invited to take part in a contest in Las Vegas to represent Australia before the incident.

“My little star had also suffered nerve damage, restricting some movement in her upper face.,” Jess said.

“Incredibly, she just took it all in her stride. Discharged two days later, we still didn’t know about her eyesight.

“Back home, though, Savana suffered nightmares and was too afraid to go to school in fear of what her peers would think.

“Around 10 days after the accident, Savana could open her eye for the first time.”

Despite the traumatising injury, Savana is already practising for a pageant in July and is hoping to defend her title as Petite Miss Australia Regency International.

Jess added: “No matter the outcome though, she’s always a winner to me.”





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US Supreme Court sides with college athletes against NCAA

US Supreme Court sides with college athletes against NCAA
US Supreme Court sides with college athletes against NCAA


On Monday, the high court agreed, ruling that the NCAA’s curbs on non-cash payments, including benefits like computers, musical instruments, academic awards and paid internships, violates a federal law called the Sherman Antitrust Act – meant to outlaw monopolies in business.

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