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The better to see you with, my dear…

BBC NEWS

Automatic cameras have captured images of a clouded leopard in Borneo’s Sebangua National Park, an area where the cats have not been recorded before.

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Take a deep breath and follow me…

More at Portal to mythical Mayan underworld

Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where dead souls entered the underworld.

Clad in scuba gear and edging through narrow tunnels, researchers discovered the stone ruins of eleven sacred temples and what could be the remains of human sacrifices at the site in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Archeologists say Mayans believed the underground complex of water-filled caves leading into dry chambers — including an underground road stretching some 330 feet — was the path to a mythical underworld, known as Xibalba.

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How nifty is this!

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What better place to grow pot than at a drug clinic?

Link to The Local

Around 100 huge cannabis plants have been dug up and removed from the grounds of an addiction clinic in Neuss, near Düsseldorf.

Police spokesman Willi Arnold told the Express newspaper, “It concerned a plantation which was hidden in the clinic grounds, along a wall. The two-metre plants will now be examined and then destroyed.”

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The strangest and most honest obituary you’re likely to see

Dolores had no hobbies, made no contribution to society and rarely shared a kind word or deed in her life. I speak for the majority of her family when I say her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed and there will be no lamenting over her passing.

There’s lots more of this strange obituary at Vallejo Times Herald
but the paper will want you to pay to see it. Idiocy. No wonder newspapers are going broke. However, you can read the full text of the obituary here…free.

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