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Pope’s astronomer says he would baptise an alien if it asked him

September 20, 2010

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Aliens might have souls and could choose to be baptised if humans ever met them, a Vatican scientist said today. The official also dismissed intelligent design as “bad theology” that had been “hijacked” by American creationist fundamentalists. Guy Consolmagno, who is one of the pope’s astronomers, said he would be “delighted” if intelligent life was […]

Moral search engines squeeze out sin on Internet

September 20, 2010

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Seek and ye shall find. A number of new Internet search engines created by Christian, Jewish or Muslim entities aim to filter out queries from Web users in a way that is more relevant to those users and keeps them from temptation, alcohol and pornography. “We think that the other search engines are way too […]

Fossil of giant bony-toothed bird from chile sets wingspan record

September 20, 2010

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A newly discovered skeleton of an ancient seabird from northern Chile provides evidence that giant birds were soaring the skies there 5-10 million years ago. The wing bones of the animal exceed those of all other birds in length; its wingspan would have been at least 5.2 m (17 ft.). This is the largest safely […]

Oops! Police say men attempted to rob sheriff in Craiglist sale

September 20, 2010

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Authorities say two men attempted to rob a local buyer interested in purchasing a laptop computer off Craigslist. Only problem? The buyer was Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Garden City Police report Raney was looking to purchase a laptop computer and had agreed to meet the potential seller at 6650 Glenwood St. in Garden City. […]

Last ‘sin-eater’ celebrated with church service

September 20, 2010

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The restored grave of the last known “sin-eater” in England has been at the centre of a special service in a Shropshire village churchyard. Campaigners raised £1,000 to restore the grave of Richard Munslow, who was buried in Ratlinghope in 1906. Sin-eaters were generally poor people paid to eat bread and drink beer or wine […]

Guinness Picks World’s Longest Nose

September 20, 2010

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According to Guinness World Records officials, Mehmet Ozyurek has the world’s largest nose. Measuring 3.46 inches from bridge to tip, the Turkish national’s schnoz has earned its spot in the hot-off-the-presses 2011 edition of the record book. I have purposely refrained from picking on this guy’s nose, despite having some rather juicy jokes just hanging […]

Quadruple amputee plans swim from Europe to Africa

September 20, 2010

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Just days after swimming across the English Channel, quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon is already dreaming of a new challenge: crossing from Europe to Africa in the Strait of Gibraltar. Croizon, who swims using leg prostheses with fins attached, also has an inspirational message for anyone discouraged or facing difficulties. “You only need to want something, […]

Lady Gaga VMA Meat Dress Outfit

September 20, 2010

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YouTube – Lady Gaga VMA Meat Dress Outfit. There’s only one question we’ve been debating this morning: was Lady Gaga’s meat dress real or fake? And, if it was in fact a prime cut of beef, is it art or just plain gross? It’s certainly got PETA up in arms (and put us off our […]