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Remains of St. Paul May Have Been Found

LiveScience.com
Vatican archaeologists have unearthed a sarcophagus believed to contain the remains of the Apostle Paul that had been buried beneath Rome’s second largest basilica.

The sarcophagus, which dates back to at least A.D. 390, has been the subject of an extended excavation that began in 2002 and was completed last month, the project’s head said this week.

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Don’t invite a camel to your Xmas party—they eat everything and leave a big mess

Ananova
camel_face_inset.jpg A Christmas party in Ireland was ruined after a camel ate all the food and drank the beer. Gus [the camel] sneaked out of his stable while staff at his equestrian centre were getting changed for the big night, reports Metro [and then] …scoffed 200 mince pies and 150 sandwiches before downing seven cans of Guinness, which he reportedly cracked open with his teeth.

Staff at Mullinger Equestrian Centre in County Westmeath, Ireland, came back to find the place looking like a ‘chimpanzee’s tea party’.

Centre owner Robert Fagan said: “We’re going to reschedule the Christmas party for next Tuesday but next time Gus is going to be properly locked up.”

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Bus stealing tip: Choose one without GPS calling home

Link to cbc.ca
A stealthy getaway by a thief in Ottawa was unlikely: The loot was loud and large and equipped with a global positioning system.

A transit bus was was idling and unoccupied at the St. Laurent Boulevard transit garage at 3 a.m. Thursday morning, when it went missing. But police used the satellite tracking device, or GPS, and found it at 4:23 a.m., abandoned near the intersection of Leitrim and Hall roads in the city’s far southeast end.

OC Transpo security superintendent Jim Babe said the stolen bus was one of 750 in OC Transpo’s fleet of 900 that have been equipped with GPS since the city started installing the satellite tracking devices earlier this year.

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What are the odds?

The Herald
When Mark Axler [Pennsylvania] realized he had lost his wedding ring on a visit to a farm with his family in October, he said he feared chances of recovering the gold band inscribed with his name and wedding date were like “finding a needle in a haystack.”

Pictures his sister-in-law, Marie Axler, of Doylestown, had taken showed the ring on his finger during a hayride at the Merrymead Farm in Worcester. But she called the farm and workers had not found a ring. Then it turned up last week as workers emptied the hayride wagons for the season, farm co-owner Scott Rothenberger said.

Marie Axler got a call from the farm, and she and Axlers wife, Nancy, surprised Axler with the ring at his daughters fourth birthday party last weekend. “I couldnt believe it was found at all. The odds were clearly against me,” Axler said.

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