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John the baptists hand makes a return to Russia

Err, this is wierd, anyone have anything more on the validity of this It was the only part of John the Baptist's body that Luke the Apostle could take away from the village where he was buried, and it has since been cited as the cause of miracles It was given to the Russian royal family in St Petersburg to protect it from Napoleon's advancing armies and then whisked away to central Europe when the Bolshevik revolution broke out Now, as part of the Kremlin's bid to forge a national i

Dell laptop explodes during conference

Heh, better watch out when you next have your laptop on your lap, that warm patch just may get worse More on the site http://wwwtheinquirernet/article=32550 AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident Guilhem, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes" Should you

Girl with Xray eyes scares doctor

ON ATS we have a thread about this amazing Russian girl who could see the orgains in a human body well there is more http://wwwananovacom/news/story/sm_860742htmlmenu=newsscienceanddiscovery A doctor on ITV's This Morning programme fears he may have cancer after a Russian girl who claims to have X-ray vision spotted problems Dr Chris Steele agreed to be a guinea pig for Natasha Demkina when she appeared on the show earlier this week The 17-year-old said she could s

DNA test to clear up Confucius confusion

[quote]SHANGHAI Reuters - Chinese claiming Confucius for an ancestor can now use a genetic test to prove a direct blood connection to the grandfather of Chinese social mores, a state newspaper said Friday The fifth-century BC social philosopher's ideas of filial piety and deference to elders influence Chinese society and politics even today Now his countrymen can establish a genetic link in a test that will cost more than 1,000 yuan $125, according to the Shanghai Morning Post

Jumbo camera taking world's largest photo

[quote]IRVINE, Calif - Walk into the massive air hangar and the first thing you notice is an oppressive darkness broken only by a tiny beam of light from a gumball-sized hole in the wall Then, slowly, an upside-down image emerges on the opposite wall that is startling in its clarity — a dilapidated air traffic control tower, an overgrown runway and palm trees clustered amid rolling hills Once home to roaring fighter jets, this decommissioned Marine Corps hangar is now the world's l

Exploding Flowers

[quote]Flowers of Cornus canadensis explode open, launching their pollen, in less than 03 ms Pollen is accelerated at more than 2000 times the acceleration of gravity, and is launched at speeds exceeding 4 m/s To capture this extrememly rapid motion we recorded flower opening with a high-speed video camera capable of taking images at 10,000 frames per second fps Videos of flower opening recorded at this rate but played back at 15 fps Footage such as this was analyzed to not only meas

China warns tourists against spitting overseas

[quote]BEIJING Reuters - Some Chinese tourists have been warned that while spitting, slurping food and cutting in line may merely disgust people at home, they are sometimes not tolerated abroad, Xinhua news agency said Friday The increasing number of Chinese tourists traveling abroad may be a huge new source of income to destination countries, but that won't prevent complaints against individuals from reflecting badly on all of China, Xinhua said "The media in Singapore reports tha

Calif. Woman Has 14-Pound Preemie Baby

[quote]MANTECA, Calif - A baby girl, who had grown so much inside her mother that she had to be delivered one month early, was born much heavier than average at 14 pounds Olivia, born on March 22 to Brandy Womack and Zack Patrick, is finally home after nearly a month spent in a hospital where doctors monitored her underdeveloped lungs and heart "Her newborn diapers didn't fit her," Womack told KXTV "We had to take everything back and get it upgraded" Medical staff decided Wo

Rosslyn Chapel music code cracked

Well this is interesting Some guy has been studying the famous Roselyn chapel, from Da Vinchi Code fame, and found that some of the symbols represent music, so he made it, and you can hear it Howeveer he does have some bizzare ideas, such as he expects the music to open a secret chamber or something whem played in the chapel Come on now, life is not an Indiana Jones adventure, noise of an exact pitch from the music cannot make stonework move More on the site, and listen to the

Mirrors to Reflect Light into a Town That Gets No Sun

[b]Lifting the Winter Dark [/b] [quote]Springtime light may lift the spirits, but in Rattenberg, residents have a long memory for shadows From late fall to midwinter, this tiny Austrian town, famous for its glassblowing, gets no sun at all And it has been that way for centuries Next time, though, the villagers may finally see the light--thanks to giant rotating mirrors known as heliostats Bartenbach Light Laboratory in the Austrian Tyrol plans to begin construction of the heliostats

Expert Says Hard Liquor Helps Houseplants

[quote]ITHACA, NY - For home gardeners who don't want their flowers to tip over, a Cornell University horticulturist thinks he has the answer: Get the flowers a little tipsy with some hard liquor Giving some plants diluted alcohol — whiskey, vodka, gin or tequila — stunts the growth of a plant's leaves and stems but doesn't affect the blossoms, said William Miller, director of Cornell's Flower Bulb Research Program Miller reported his findings in the April issue of HortTechno

Big Bunny: Monster Rabbit Devours English Veggie Plots

[quote]LONDON AFP - In a tale reminiscent of the last Wallace and Gromit movie, furious villagers in northeast England have hired armed guards to protect their beloved communal vegetable gardens from a suspected monster rabbit Leeks, Japanese onions, parsnips and spring carrots have all been ripped up and devoured by the mystery were-rabbit -- prompting the 12 allotment holders in Felton, north of Newcastle, to hire two marksmen with air rifles and orders to shoot to kill "It is a m

3D Painted Rooms

Here are some neat 3D painted rooms I have posted one picture, the rest you need to look at 2 different pictures to see how 3D it really is [b][url=http://www2loopcom/3droomshtml]LINK[/url][/b]

Danish Radio Hosts Fined for Cake-Throwing Prank

Appearantly three radio talk show hosts got a little bored and talked a listener into going to a bakery, buying a creamy cake and then throwing it in the clerks face Now seeing someone get a cake thrown in their face is funny to most people but the baker and courts didn't find it funny The 3 talk show hosts were all fined [quote]COPENHAGEN, Denmark AP - A Danish court on Wednesday fined three radio talk show hosts 10,000 kroner about $2,000 Cdn each for urging a listener to smash a

Beaver Goes to College to Get New Teeth

[quote]PULLMAN, Wash - If a beaver needed dental work, where would it go In this case, a beaver who lost her four front teeth in an encounter with a car has been checked into Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital to recuperate The 41-pound animal, nicknamed Bailey, lost her chewing teeth when struck by a car last week near Lewiston, Idaho, about 30 miles southeast of Pullman A retired Idaho Fish and Game agent brought the injured beaver to the WSU College of Veterin
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