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Swede finds 86-year-old condom at grandma’s

A man in Sweden took a set of strange silk objects he found under his grandmother’s bed to a TV antiques show, only to discover they were 86-year-old condoms.

Swede finds 86-year-old condom at grandma's
The condoms were made out of silk. Photo: SVT
“They were found under grandma’s bed in the 80s,” the man from Malmö said as he brought the objects to the Swedish antiques show 'Antikrundan', according to Expressen newspaper. “Grandad bought them. He died in 1939, so these are from the 1930s.” 
 
The condoms, made of tightly woven silk, hardly seem like reliable prophylactics, although, according to the show's antiques expert Joakim Bengtsson, they were an advance on sheep’s intestines. 
 
As to their value, Bengtsson seemed a little stumped. 
 
“I don’t think we have valued condoms in Antikrundan previously, he said. “They’re just perfect these things, so there must be some value in them.” 
 
“But we’re just a bunch of nerds who like this kind of stuff, so I’d say I’d give a thousand kronor ($120) for these. It’s absolutely wonderful. Great fun that you came here with them.” 
 
The show, based on the Antiques Roadshow, was broadcast on Sweden's SVT channel on Thursday. 

SHEEP

Wolf ‘massacre’ leaves over 20 sheep dead

A farmer in southern Sweden awoke on Sunday to find over 20 of his sheep slaughtered in what is believed to be a wolf attack. Experts have warned farmers in the area to be vigilant as the wolf will likely attack again.

Wolf 'massacre' leaves over 20 sheep dead

The attack occurred at a farmyard in Hestra, southern Sweden, with 21 of the farmers 25 sheep either killed or so close to death that they needed to be put down.

“It’s still shocking, it feels like a nightmare,” farm owner Anders Svensson told Sveriges Radio (SR).

“There are dead sheep and lambs everywhere. They’re floating in the pond… It’s a terrible sight, like a massacre.”

An animal expert at the County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) Linda Andersson has visited the scene and is convinced that a wolf was behind the gruesome attack.

“There is no doubt that it’s a wolf that has attacked the sheep, you can tell by the powerful bites on the necks and the backs of the sheep,” she told SR.

“(The farmers) have reason to be concerned now, the wolf is in the area and it is very likely that it will attack again. That’s usually how it is with wolves.”

Andersson warned that farmers in the area should also inspect their fences to ensure no wolves will be able to get access to their sheep.

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