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Cold mountains…icy cold, actually.

There’s a mountain range the size of the Alps hidden underneath the ice of Antarctica – and nobody knows how it got there. The Gamburtsev Mountain Range stretches for 1,200km, and is up to 3,400m high – but because the ice is 4km deep, nobody’s ever seen them.

via Metro.co.uk

So how do they know the mountains are there? Can radar penetrate that deeply?

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Strange | , | Comments Off on Cold mountains…icy cold, actually.

Dropped your phone in a toilet on a high speed train? Buy a new phone.

A passenger on a French train had to be rescued after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet.

The 26-year-old Frenchman became trapped while trying to fish his mobile phone out of the toilet on a high-speed train, passengers said.

They said he fell foul of the toilet’s the powerful suction system which drains the loos on board, the rail network’s regional office said.

via Metro.co.uk

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , , | Comments Off on Dropped your phone in a toilet on a high speed train? Buy a new phone.

Muppet caught speeding in Bavaria

Is there an “Animal” endangering the streets of Bavaria? Police traffic cameras recently captured a puppet speeding, but the culprit turned out to be a hot-footed British driver with a sense of humour.

“It was funny when the photo came in for processing and it appeared that no one was at the wheel, but it was an English car, which means the driver’s seat is on the other side, so the camera didn’t catch the actual driver’s face,” the Bayreuth police spokesperson told The Local on Wednesday.

via The Local

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Cars, Fun stuff, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Muppet caught speeding in Bavaria

Warp 5, Mr. Sulu. Spock Wants to go home.

The fictional home planet of Star Trek’s Mr Spock may really exist.

A powerful telescope found rocky worlds around the star, Epsilon Eridani, which Spock’s planet Vulcan orbits in the TV show.

via Ananova – Spock’s planet may exist

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Astronomy, cool stuff, space | Comments Off on Warp 5, Mr. Sulu. Spock Wants to go home.