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It could have been a short fishing season for this crew

Boston.com
A fishing boat brought an unusual catch into the State Fish Pier on Wednesday — a World War II-era mine.
Local public safety officials and state police safely detonated the device several hours later.

Gloucester firefighter Frank LeClerc said the 20-pound anti-ship mine was snagged from the ocean floor by a dragger net. The fire department and state police bomb squad took it to a remote location and safely blew it up at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Astrology will be just as accurate as it always has been.

Reuters via Yahoo! News
Scientists may have demoted Pluto to the rank of a “dwarf planet” on Thursday but astrologers foretell no major changes in the way they read the heavens because of the move. Russell Grant, a British astrologer and best-selling author, said Pluto’s planetary demotion was not a surprise after years of discussion and he would not change the charts he uses for his clients or millions of visitors to his Web site.

“I personally am shaken not stirred,” Grant said in a telephone interview from Britain. “It’s very interesting that Pluto’s been downgraded in a planetary sense because he could never be downgraded in a mythological sense. I will continue to use Pluto because he gives me the ability to look into people’s charts and see where they’re coming from psychologically,” he said.

Grant noted that astrologers had long used non-planets, such as Earth’s moon. He also charts several asteroids, which are inside the solar system but much smaller than planets.

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Sigh!

At my age I’ve seen it all, heard it all, and done it all. Problem is, I can’t remember it all.

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Gold rush, of a sort–Welsh whale vomit rush

ambergris.jpgAnanova
North Wales is facing a gold rush after whale vomit was [recently] found washed up on its beaches. Valuable ambergris – known as floating gold – has…been found at Rhos on Sea and Shell Island, reports the Daily Post….

Ambergis is used to produce perfume and can fetch more than £10 a gram. It is produced when the whale has been eating squid and their parrot-like beaks have irritated the walls of its innards.

Rarely recovered on British shores, ambergris is usually found on the coasts of the United States and Australia.

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