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Their next party could have been a blast

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A Chinese family has discovered it has been living above a stockpile of 38 rusting bombs for the last 20 years.

The family, who live in Malipo town, had long wondered why magnets were so strongly attracted to an area under their hallway, reports the Chuncheng Evening Post.

Wang Hexiong said his father first discovered the phenomenon and declared the area holy as he believed the family’s ancestors lay beneath.

More at Ananova – Rusty bombs lay under family’s home for 20 years.

April 3, 2009 Posted by | Scary | | Comments Off on Their next party could have been a blast

Never too old for a new career — but 6.5 tons of pot?

Nigeria’s anti-narcotics agency confiscated six and a half tons of marijuana from the home of a man who claimed to be 114-years-old.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it had found 254 sacks of cannabis at the home of Sulaiman Adebayo in Ogun state, north of Lagos.

via Ananova – ‘Man, 114, caught with 6.5 tonnes of pot’.

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Spooks in Scotland — take two

Creepy goings-on at a Scottish Castle have taken a new twist with the discovery of a SECOND ghost photo.

Last week a spooky snap taken at the ruined Tantallon on the East Lothian coast was voted the world’s most convincing paranormal snap. It appeared to show a figure clad in Tudor dress and a ruff peering out of a crumbling window.

The photographer who took the picture last May claimed he saw no one there, and tests have ruled out digital tampering.

Experts suggested the image might have been a trick of the light, but sceptic Professor Richard Wiseman admitted he was puzzled.

The second photo was taken by Grace Lamb, from Edinburgh, at the same location 32 years ago. It shows her late husband Hugh and two children Paul and Kelly — and behind them, what looks like a female figure staring out of an opening above the window in the original ghost photo.

via The Sun |News.

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Yeah, but can he rescue Jimmy?

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Hope, a white German Shepherd, is a dab paw around the garden as he shows off his skills with the Flymo at his home in Sutton Coldfield.

The four-year-old, who was the winner of National Pet Month in April 2008, can also play the piano, claim organisers of a new talent show.

via Telegraph.

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