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Globular Cluster in a field of stars? Nope.

It’s a beam of light coming through stippled glass. I’m certain because I took the picture.

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August 14, 2008 Posted by | Art? | , | Comments Off on Globular Cluster in a field of stars? Nope.

First car = first love

More at Pensioner reunited with first car

[John Nagle, 67,] is celebrating after being reunited with his beloved [1934] Morris Minor car 50 years after he first drove it.

John managed to trace the…vehicle’s latest owner in Basildon, Essex, and couldn’t resist buying it again.

He told the Sun: “It was my first car and I called it Emmeline for some reason. It was a smashing motor and you develop a special love for your first car, a bit like your first girlfriend.”

Emmeline still has her old log, with John’s handwritten notes in it, showing he bought her in 1958 for £30.

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But buying it back cost a bit more —  £4500

August 14, 2008 Posted by | Cars | , | Comments Off on First car = first love

Oh! That Birmingham…

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Council bosses in Birmingham were miles out when choosing a photo of their city… over 4,000 miles out.

Birmingham City Council has admitted a gaffe which led to them accidentally printing 720,000 leaflets showing a skyline photo of the wrong – Birmingham its namesake in the US.

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Crime tip: Hiding from cops? Don’t tatoo your name on your head.

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Federal task force officers in Billings [Montana] arrested a man wanted for a fatal beating in Wyoming after they noticed the suspect’s last name tattooed on the side of his head.

August 14, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: Hiding from cops? Don’t tatoo your name on your head.