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Fight Against Maturity

It takes a lot of rain to move a tank…

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Heavy rains have washed a Second World War Russian tank ashore in the Danube River in Austria. Munitions experts in Bad Deutsch deactivated 50 live shells, grenades and machine gun rounds before the machine was taken to a military museum.

Central Europe has been hit by record rainfall in the last week and experts believe this coupled with increased boat traffic could have dislodged the tank after 65 years at the bottom of the river.

via Ananova – Rain washes tank ashore.

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June 25, 2009 Posted by | Strange | , , , | Comments Off on It takes a lot of rain to move a tank…

“Crop circles blamed on stoned wallabies.” Well, that’s one possibility. Not.

Drugged up wallabies are being blamed for creating crop circles in Tasmania.

Authorities on the island say the animals eat opium poppies, get high and then hop around in circles, reports the Mercury.

There’s more at Ananova – Crop circles blamed on stoned wallabies.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on “Crop circles blamed on stoned wallabies.” Well, that’s one possibility. Not.

‘Ark of the Covenant’ ? Well, maybe.

The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world’s most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos.

More at ‘Ark of the Covenant’ about to be unveiled?.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | archaeology, archeology | | 1 Comment

I know! We’ll spray paint the camera. They’ll never catch us then!

This clever burglar had a cunning plan to spray paint the security camera so he couldn’t be identified. Evidently his plan failed to take into account one small detail…

It’s a pretty good portrait though.

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June 25, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on I know! We’ll spray paint the camera. They’ll never catch us then!

ARRRRRR!

Russian firms have begun offering cruises, aboard luxury yachts, designed to lure Somali pirates to attack. The vessels, which carry a squad of ex special forces troops, will respond to attacks with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers.

Want to join the “fun”? You can for £3,500 per day. For an extra £5 a day you can rent an AK-47 and get an extra hundred round of ammunition.

Via Ananova

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on ARRRRRR!

A ‘hole in the clouds’

This image of an exploding volcano was captured from the ISS which happened to be positioned directly above an eruption of Sarychev Peak on a remote Russian north Pacific island.

The white cap on the eruption is caused “…the rapid rising and then cooling of the air directly above the ash column. When moist, warm air rises quickly it creates a cloud.”

More pictures and an article at   Mail Online.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Explosion, Great Pictures, NASA | , | Comments Off on A ‘hole in the clouds’