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Back in business: Just ignore the rumbling sound

In AD79 it was Pompeii’s most popular hang out, where locals would stop off to meet friends and partake in a snack of baked cheese smothered in honey.

Now, nearly 2000 years after the Italian city was buried under ash and rubble by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius, its favourite snack bar has re-opened.

For the first time the thermopolium, as it is called in Italy, will be open to tourists after having undergone and excavation and restoration process over the past few months.

via Mail Online.

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March 20, 2010 Posted by | archaeology, cool stuff | , | Comments Off on Back in business: Just ignore the rumbling sound

More global warming in Iowa. You can tell by the snow storm.

It’s the first day of Spring so, of course, Eastern Iowa is expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow, 25 mile an hour wind and temperatures in the mid 20’s. Are the tulips blooming yet?

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March 20, 2010 Posted by | Global warming, weather | | Comments Off on More global warming in Iowa. You can tell by the snow storm.

“Not all crooks are dumb” (OR) “Act like you own the place”

Looking to steal a bunch of computer stuff from an office building?

1. Put on appropriate business clothing

2. Hire a cab to go to the office

3.Walk in like you own the building

4. Wait till everyone leaves

5. Gather up the loot

6. Call a cab for your getaway

Or at least that was the way a burglary was carried off in Tampa, Florida, recently. Police say  the man, who appears in several security camera videos, was in the building for at least 18 hours gathering up “computer supplies” then simply called a cab and left.

“I just find it bizarre that nobody saw this guy,” Officer Harry Augello from Tampa Police District One (said). “Probably took a nap, had a snack [when he was in there.] Nobody noticed him. We talked with the HR people, the managers, showed them the pictures, I have no idea who this is. I’ve never seen him before. That’s what I find bizarre.”

“You could see him when he grabbed the door handles, that he doesn’t leave forensics behind. He’s smart. He’s done it before.”

Why not just ask the cab company where he came from? Because the cabs there only keep a record of their drop-off points, not the pickup points.

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March 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Not all crooks are dumb” (OR) “Act like you own the place”