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Tungsten filled counterfeit Gold bar found with Swiss stamps - image

A 10-ounce gold bar costing nearly $18,000 has turned out to be a counterfeit The discovery was made by the dealer Ibrahim Fadl, who bought the PAMP bar in question from a merchant who has sold him real gold before "But he heard counterfeit gold bars were going around, so he drilled into several of his gold bars worth $100,000 and saw gray tungsten -- not gold The bar was filled with tungsten, which weighs nearly the same as gold but costs just over a dollar an ounce" What makes so dev

Undersea volcano erupts leaves 25000 sqkm of floating pumice

What if a volcano erupted and no one noticed A navy ship heading to the Kermadec Islands has sailed into a huge 25,000 square kilometre area of pumice pieces north of Auckland It is believed to be from New Zealand's third erupting volcano – the undersea mount Monowai In the past week both Mt Tongariro and White Island have erupted The navy said the raft – 463 kilometres by 55 kilometres – was spotted by an RNZAF Orion returning on patrol from Samoa Lieutenant Tim Oscar, a Royal Austral

Sect with kids lived underground for more thann 10 years until police discoverd them

A reclusive sect that literally went underground to stop contact with the outside world kept 27 children in dark and unheated cells, many of them for more than a decade, prosecutors said Wednesday The children have been freed and the parents charged with child abuse Some of the children, aged between 1 and 17, have never seen daylight, health officials said The sect’s 83-year-old founder Faizrakhman Satarov, who declared himself a Muslim prophet in contradiction with the principles of Isl

Expedition to hunt for pirate treasure on Island

Apparently the deserted Island must be cram packed with treasure It eluded Franklin Roosevelt, Sir Malcolm Campbell and Errol Flynn, but now an explorer from Melton Mowbray could be on the trail of a multi-million-pound hoard of gold, silver and jewellery stolen by pirates and buried on a treasure island Shaun Whitehead is leading an archaeological expedition to Cocos Island, the supposed hiding place of the “Treasure of Lima” – one of the world’s most fabled missing treasures The Treas

Olympic boxing match fixed - Azerbaijan competitor knocked down 5 times still wins - video

Last year Azerbaijan was accused of paying millions of dollars in return for a guarantee that two Azerbaijanis would win gold medals at the London Olympics They found documents showing a $9 million bank transfer, funneled through Switzerland, to a boxing organization owned by AIBA, which oversees Olympic boxing Sure enough in a match against Japan, Japan's Satoshi Shimizu knocked down Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov five times in the third and final round of their bantamweight bout A

McCains 2008 campaign file on Romney

Although I don't tend to cover politics, this deserves a mention, McCain's file on Romney for the 2008 election If this is what your own side can dig up on you then heaven forbid what your enemies can find Its a shocking file of flip flops and ineptitude Is this seriously the best person they could find to run the country http://wwwscribdcom/doc/78582788/McCain-2008-Oppo-File [quote]Northeastern University’s William Mayer: “After Studying Presidential Nominations For 30 Years,

Digg.com once worth $200 million sells for $500,000

Digg, erstwhile king of the internet, just sold itself for a mere $500,000 In 2008, it turned down Google's offer of two hundred million Of course, in 2008, Digg was one of the top sites on the entire internet now its just a hollow shell of a site How the mighty have fallen They lost something like $5 million in 2008, $6 million in 2009 and BEFORE the Digg 40 fiasco they were projected to lose $7-8 million in 2010 Since that time, traffic and therefore advertising has fallen by ove

GE grass starts producing cyanide - kills 18 cows

ELGIN, Texas - A mysterious mass death of a herd of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in Central Texas Preliminary test results are blaming the deaths on the grass the cows were eating when they got sick, reports CBS Station KEYE The cows dropped dead several weeks ago on an 80-acre ranch owned by Jerry Abel in Elgin, just east of Austin Abel says he's been using the fields for cattle grazing and hay for 15 years "A lot of leaf, it's good grass, tested high for protein - it

Android apps predicted to be a big growth area in the future - its an open field for development

Deloitte predicts that the use of smartphone apps will continue to grow in a market that is still young There are a few apps that attract a large download yet the future will be in more specialized and regionally centered apps Personally I find imagination is my main limitation to creating apps, where ever you look there are open areas that have not been covered, or not covered totally leaving niches I am just finishing an app that will create a popup of an incoming txt's message on you

Only in America - Man crashes car during diabetic attack police taser and beat him to death

BALTIMORE CN - When an architect crashed his car while suffering a diabetic reaction on the way home from Bible study class, state and county police pepper sprayed him in the face and clubbed and Tasered him to death, his wife claims in court Linda Johnson sued the Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Police, their top commanders and six officers who allegedly beat and Tasered to death Carl D Johnson on May 27, 2010 Johnson suffered a diabetic attack sometime after 8:15 pm that n

Do you know some Visual Basic? Then build your own Android Apps Easy! - full instructions

Although stuffucanusecom has somewhat been languishing over the last few months that doesn't mean that I have not been busy On the contrary I have been flat out hard at work writing and teaching how to build Android Apps using Visual Basic Java coders will react to this with howls of laughter, but with some awesome software recently released its not only doable its very fast conception to finishing takes only a week or two, although for me ideas are usually stewing for a while first Th

Top 10 places to live when the world goes to shit.......

Looking for a bolt hole, somewhere safe and secure away from trouble Here are the top ten places int eh world to move to if you want more security in your life However there is a downside you might die of boredom But you have to ask why Switzerland Its in the geographic middle of Europe and if anything goes wrong there fallout knows no borders Papua new Guinea Hiding in a place of societal collapse is not a good idea when you are trying to escape the same Tuvalu Seriously

The top 10 IT jobs that are hardest to fill

IT is such a specialized area that people who have those skills and other skills are in short supply, so there is always a need for an IT trainer, or writer, or someone with dedicated or obscure programming skills 1: IT trainer 2: Project manager 3: CIO/CTO/director of IT/etc 4: Help desk staff 5: Specialized programmer 6: Pre-sales engineer 7: Technical writer 8: Product evangelist 9: IT author 10: Maintenance/legacy programmer More on this http://wwwtechrepubliccom/blog/

Somali pirates attack cargo ship - contractors fight back - graphic video

I imagine that for a military contractor on a cargo ship that there must be very long periods of doing nothing then 5 minutes of contact This is those 5 minutes Graphic video of pirates attacking a ship and being killed before they reach the side [flash=650x512]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/5e2_1333668975[/flash]

Disney loses $200 million on John Carter

The Walt Disney Co said Monday that it expects to book a loss of $200 million on the movie in the quarter through March [quote]In light of the theatrical performance of John Carter $184 million global box office, we expect the film to generate an operating loss of approximately $200 million during our second fiscal quarter ending March 31 As a result, our current expectation is that the Studio segment will have an operating loss of between $80 and $120 million for the second quarter A
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