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Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Fears over superstore plans; the mystery of the space ball; and how Christmas movies might have been.

EVERY EVENING, brings you a roundup of the day’s main stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

James McClean, 33, will be staying at the Occupy Dame Street protest even on Christmas Day. (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

  • Mystery surrounds the discovery of a 14-inch metallic ball that appeared in Namibia last month – having apparently fallen from space. Its origin is unknown.
  • More than 16,000 people have signed a petition calling for former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s state funeral to be privatised when she dies.
  • Google will pay almost $300million a year for the next three years, just for the privilege of being the default search engine on Mozilla’s Firefox web browser.
  • Are you already wondering how you will dispose of your Christmas tree? We may have the answer: Ireland’s first Christmas Tree Throwing Championship.
  • Scientists have concluded that elephants actually have six toes – having got the number wrong for years.
  • These Russian motorists had an incredibly close call when a truck jackknifed on an icy road. Watch the video here.
  • We’ve been continuing our series of the 12 Burning Questions of Christmas. Today: Do you take part in a religious service, or not?
  • Are you dreading a weekend of Christmas films? If so, we may have a little something for you. YouTube users DogFoodFilms have recut Arnie’s festive classic Jingle All the Way into something a little more, well, angry. (Warning: Contains violence).

Video: Dogfood Films

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