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Choral work seeks record-breaking bass singer

February 3, 2012

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A record company has begun a worldwide search for the singer who can sing a note so low that it is thought never to have been sung before. Written by Military Wives composer Paul Mealor, the choral work De Profundis includes a low E, which lies more than two octaves below middle C. It is […]

LOCH NESS MONSTER photograph explained

February 3, 2012

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… model monster made for the film “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” released in 1970. … The photograph at the bottom of this blog shows Holmes and Watson encountering the “monster” as the film reaches its climax. However, the “beast” in our photograph is not the “beast” in the film for it sank without […]

Hitler wine sales deemed legal in Austria

February 3, 2012

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Officials say they have stopped investigating a man after finding no evidence that his sales of wine and schnapps with Adolf Hitler on the label were breaking a law against glorifying the Nazi era. State prosecution official Heinz Rusch says the investigation has ended because of lack of proof the man broke that law. The […]

Man arrested for having spiders in his pants, someone else’s spiders

February 3, 2012

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A store security camera captures a robber pulling a “spider swipe”, putting expensive spiders in his pants pockets. “Everyone is interested that he put the spiders in his pants, but to me it’s just stealing” said store owner Jared Ohsman. The crime was caught on tape this weekend at Reptiles and Reefs on University Avenue […]

Father shoots his karaoke singing son because he didn’t like his country music song

February 3, 2012

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A 70-year-old man is alleged to have shot his son – because he didn’t like his country music karaoke singing. William Oller Sr told his son ‘I’m going to shut you up’ before getting a handgun from his truck car and shooting his son four times. William Oller Jr was shot in shoulder, arm and […]

New Flesh-Eating Bug Being Spread by Sneezing!

February 3, 2012

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A flesh-eating bug, which has been known about for years, has gotten so virulent it can now be spread by sneezing and coughing. Doctors suspect new victims caught the virus on buses or trains and enclosed spaces like elevators. Although the flesh-eating bug has been documented for several decades, most patients suffering from its effects […]

Farm to fork E. coli safety research project

February 3, 2012

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The University of California, Davis, is participating in a large-scale research effort aimed at preventing potentially fatal illnesses linked to E. coli bacteria. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding the $25 million, coast-to-coast project, to which UC Davis is providing expertise in livestock health, foodborne disease and consumer food marketing. The project, announced Jan. […]

Sugar tax needed, say US experts

February 3, 2012

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Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and should be regulated, claim US health experts. According to a University of California team, new policies such as taxes are needed to control soaring consumption of sugar and sweeteners. Prof Robert Lustig argues in the journal Nature for major shifts in public policy. Industry […]

‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ admits Torah fraud

February 3, 2012

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A self-described “Jewish Indiana Jones” who claimed to have travelled the world to rescue holy Torah scrolls has pleaded guilty to fraud. Rabbi Menachem Youlus, 50, admitted he had simply made up claims that he personally found and restored Torah scrolls in Europe and Israel. Prosecutors also said he defrauded the charity he founded and […]