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Spy Numbers Stations Shortwave Radio

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“59372 98324 19043 78903 95320…”. The mechanized female voice drones on and on… What have you stumbled on to? Instructions to spies? Messages exchanged between drug dealers? Deliberate attempts at deception and mis-information?

Chances are, all of the above! What you’ve tuned in to is called a “Spy Numbers Station”. They’ve been on the air for several decades, and only recently have the mysteries started to unfold. But there’s still much we don’t know about these mysterious stations. With the information on these pages, you’ll discover the little that we do know about these stations, what we’re still trying to learn, and how you too can tune in to the spies.

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France: UFO sightings are no X-Files

More at CNET News.com
The French space agency plans to publish its archive of UFO sightings and other phenomena online but keep the names of those who reported them off the site to protect them from the pestering of space fanatics.

Jacques Arnould, an official at the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales CNES, said the French database of about 1,600 incidents would go live in late January or mid-February.

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Not a good day for a bike ride in Denver

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Just shufflin’ along

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IT’S a brilliant feat of design – vacuum shoes which suck up the dust as you walk. The Shoover – which makers Electrolux call the Dustmate – is perfect for anyone who hates housework.

It has a tiny rechargeable vacuum inside the base. And there is a laser movement sensor which switches the suction on and off automatically to save energy. It’s all made of green nylon with a flexible rubber sole and elastic sock to fit any foot making it comfortable to wear.

Electrolux said: “We all have to vacuum our home – this product is designed for busy people who want to keep the housework down to a minimum. Dustmate provides a cleaning solution that doesn’t take up any precious free time. As you walk, the base of the shoes collect dust on the floor without requiring any effort. It is a simple yet creative cleaning concept.”

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Where does the stuff they suck up go? Inside your shoe? In a tiny little bag attached to the back of the shoe? The mind boggles at the possibilities. 

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Who? Me? Obssesive?

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A Lego fan has built a giant model of a US aircraft carrier using 300,000 bricks…When Malle Hawking finished his challenge he ended up with a 4.7m replica of the Harry S Truman reports the Sun.

Malle, 36, of Munich, said: “It was a challenge.”

The real ship is 1,096ft long, weighs 97,000 tons and carries 6,000 crew

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