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That’s gotta hurt

A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window. The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold’s Kendal home, leaving the bizarre image – complete with eyes, beak and feathers.

via BBC News

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July 11, 2011 Posted by | animals, bird | Comments Off on That’s gotta hurt

Ticked off elves chunk rocks at Icelandic town

The good burghers of the Icelandic town of Bolungarvik have intervened to prevent further action by elves who are evidently unhappy they weren’t consulted about the construction of an anti-avalanche barrier.

Bolungarvik recently suffered a bombardment of rocks during “routine dynamiting” on the barrier, with fist-sized missiles causing damage to several properties.

This led locals to suspect the huldufólk (hidden people) had finally got a bit miffed with civil engineering projects, including the construction last year of a road tunnel through a hill.

via The Register

July 11, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Ticked off elves chunk rocks at Icelandic town

Thar’s gold in them thar basements!

A French couple have found a hoard of gold coins worth at least 100,000 euros (£89,000; $140,000) in the cellar of their home in the town of Millau.

They were working on their drains when they dug up the 34 coins in a little clay pot, French media said.

The coins date from 1595 to the French Revolution, which began in 1789, said a local coin expert who evaluated them.

via BBC News

July 11, 2011 Posted by | archaeology, gold | Comments Off on Thar’s gold in them thar basements!

Reality TV ‘Finding Bigfoot’ ? Not so real.

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Image via Wikipedia

The TV show Finding Bigfoot has a lot of critics debunking the evidence that the legendary cryptid really exists. That now includes the people who appear on the show itself.

Cast members from the TV show have commented in various online forums that they are bugged by the heavy-handed editing done by producers of the series, and are not happy that they seem to be putting false words in their mouths. To say nothing of using tricks to make their actual findings more seemingly groundbreaking…

Cast member and BFRO leader Matt Moneymaker says, in response to a question about one particular scene with typically grainy footage, “… the thing I ran after up the hill was a human — someone who was sneaking around us in the woods trying to watch the production in progress. I said so repeatedly and vehemently at the time, for the cameras, but they edited out all of that in order to make it seem unclear what I was chasing after.”

via Gather

July 11, 2011 Posted by | Bigfoot | Comments Off on Reality TV ‘Finding Bigfoot’ ? Not so real.

The sound of one hand clapping

The crackdown in Belarus grew more indiscriminate this week. Among the 400 arrested: a one-armed man charged with taking part in the clapping protests and mute person accused of shouting antigovernment slogans.

via CSMonitor.com.

July 11, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on The sound of one hand clapping