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September 6, 2010 Posted by | Illusion | Comments Off on Do you know the difference between Good and Evil?

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Those old boxes of junk you inherited? Open them.

Andrew Haswell Green.

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An extraordinary collection of items belonging to Worcester native Andrew Haswell Green — a visionary who helped remake New York City in the 19th century — will be sold this week in an unprecedented four-day auction at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Among the thousands of documents, artworks, china, clothing, and toys being sold are handwritten correspondence to and from four presidents and a rare, printed copy of George Washington’s will.

From Green’s death in 1903 until 2009, virtually none of the items had ever been uncrated and examined. Packing boxes sealed more than a century ago were opened only after the death last summer of Julia Green, his great-great-grandniece and distant heiress.

Lots more via  The Boston Globe.

September 6, 2010 Posted by | People, Wow! | Comments Off on Those old boxes of junk you inherited? Open them.

An old cold one

Divers have recovered what’s thought to be the world’s oldest beer from a 200-year-old shipwreck in the Baltic Sea.

The find was made as researchers recovered drinkable Champagne from a Russian cargo ship which crashed in the 1780s.

The divers say they were surprised to find a handful of beer bottles during the salvage operation near the Aland Islands.

When one of the bottle just so happened to break, the divers tried some of the dark liquid and say they liked the taste.

via Odd News | newslite.tv.

September 6, 2010 Posted by | archaeology, archeology, beer | Comments Off on An old cold one

They said, “Can you dig it?” and he said, “Why, yes. I can.” And did.

A retired miner has dug out his own underground home to avoid becoming a ‘mortgage slave’ in China.

Chen Xinnian, 64, didn’t want to spend all of his wages and savings on buying a bigger home, reports the Dahe Daily.

So he put his professional expertise to good use and tunneled out an apartment underneath his existing home in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

via Quirky News | Orange UK.

September 6, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff | Comments Off on They said, “Can you dig it?” and he said, “Why, yes. I can.” And did.