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UK water firms admit using divining rods to find leaks and pipes

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Date: November 21st, 2017

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rodsTen of the 12 water companies in the UK have admitted they are still using the practice of water dowsing despite the lack of scientific evidence for its effectiveness.

The disclosure has prompted calls for the regulator to stop companies passing the cost of a discredited medieval practice on to their customers.

Ofwat said any firm failing to meet its commitments to customers faced a financial penalty.

Dowsers, or water witchers, claim that their divining rods cross over when the presence of water is detected below ground.

It is regarded as a pseudoscience, after numerous studies showed it was no better than chance at finding water.  More

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The Manson family today: the followers of Charles Manson are either behind bars or dead – apart from one

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Date: November 20th, 2017

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mansonCharles Manson, the convicted mass murderer and cult leader who died on Sunday at the age of 83, orchestrated the gruesome murders of seven people in August 1969 in California by his devoted followers.

The group of runaways and outcasts known as the ‘Manson Family’ committed random murders in upscale mostly white neighborhoods of Los Angeles – unleashing a wave of panic in the city and beyond.

The aim was for African Americans to be blamed, in the hope of sparking what Manson believed to be an impending and apocalyptic race war.  More

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NASA’s new rover preparing for 334 trillion year mission to terraform Mars

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Date: November 20th, 2017

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roverNASA’s yet unnamed sequel to the Curiosity rover has potentially quite a long mission ahead of it.

In addition to searching for signs of life, collecting geological samples, and analyzing past climates, beginning in 2021 the rover will attempt to produce oxygen from the CO2-rich martian atmosphere.

Being able to produce oxygen for breathing and rocket fuel right there on the Martian surface is absolutely critical for human exploration of the Red Planet.

At least if we want people to survive on the surface beyond just a few days.  More

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Bottles of urine found in walls of luxury NJ condo

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Date: November 20th, 2017

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urineA wealthy New Jersey couple who purchased a $2 million luxury condominium in Weehawken, New Jersey, claim they discovered a hazardous nightmare between the walls.

In a lawsuit obtained by Page Six and filed by Shiloh Holdings against Lennar Sales Corporation, the couple — who wish to remain anonymous — claim that when they moved into the apartment at 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial in March, they found “bottles filled with urine, containers containing remnants of partially eaten food, construction debris and other garbage” in the walls of the unit’s bathroom.

Further investigation also revealed urine-soaked insulation in the master bedroom.   More

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Conman Asks to Spend 20 Years in Solitary Because He Can’t Stop Conning People

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Date: November 20th, 2017

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jimmyJimmy Sabatino, one of Florida’s most notorious and prolific conmen, was recently convicted to 20 years of solitary confinement, after pleading guilty to running a $10.4 million  fraud.

He was already in prison at the time, but managed to run a successful racketeering operation with the help of associates on the outside.

During his trial, Sabatino told the judge that he cannot stop himself from committing crimes, and requested that he be sentenced to solitary confinement at Supermax, one of the toughest prisons in the US.

He claims that the lack of human contact is the only thing that can stop him from conning people.  More

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Amherst’s notorious wild turkey has no fear of people, cars or Thanksgiving

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Date: November 20th, 2017

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turkeyTom the turkey likes to play chicken with traffic.

The plucky bird is a common sight at the intersection of Klein and Paradise roads in East Amherst, where he often blocks lanes, pecks at tires and circles cars.

While a neighborhood fixture and quirky oddity, his bold behavior has also garnered Tom a reputation as a nuisance.

“He’ll just walk up right in front of the cars,” said Steve Levy, a resident of the nearby Roxbury Park neighborhood.  More

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Patients infected with the plague in Madagascar are escaping from hospital because they are afraid of NEEDLES

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Date: November 19th, 2017

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madPatients infected with the plague in Madagascar are escaping from hospital because they are afraid of needles and not used to hospitals, prompting fears the disease could spread.

Security guards at The Central Anti-Plague Hospital Ambohimindra in the island’s capital Antananarivo have been stopping patients from running away after at least one escaped in October before being forced back into an ambulance.

According to deputy representative of Unicef Jean Benoit Manhes, some patients are scared of needles.  More

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Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

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Date: November 19th, 2017

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trainA rail company in Japan has apologised after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early.

Management on the Tsukuba Express line between Tokyo and the city of Tsukuba say they “sincerely apologise for the inconvenience” caused.

In a statement, the company said the train had been scheduled to leave at 9:44:40 local time but left at 9:44:20.   More

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Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodents

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Date: November 19th, 2017

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volesThere are more than a thousand kinds of rodents scampering about our planet, but prairie voles are special.

Unlike most, these creatures form monogamous pair bonds, and they also like to drink alcohol, features that make the North American grassland dwellers an interesting comparison to humans.

According to a study published November 17 in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, in fact, prairie vole couples have similar problems as humans when one mate hits the bottle a little too hard.  More

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Filthy bakery is fined $290k after using a filthy racquet to mash potatoes

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Date: November 19th, 2017

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racketA filthy bakery has been fined more than $290,000 for mashing potatoes – with a tennis racquet.

Doce Bakers and Sweet Mahal, which shared the same premises, had an ongoing pest problem and filthy floors and equipment, said the Daily Mail.

Despite Enfield Council officers visiting the business in Edmonton, north London, last January, they found hygiene standards had fallen even lower when they visited in July.  More

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London buses to be powered by coffee

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Date: November 19th, 2017

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busWaste coffee grounds will be used to help power some of London’s buses from Monday, it has been revealed.

A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply.

Technology firm bio-bean says it has produced enough coffee oil to power one bus for a year.

Transport for London (TfL) has increasingly turned to using biofuels to reduce transport emissions.  More

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Couple finds frog in water at Florida Waffle House

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Date: November 18th, 2017

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frogTALLAHASSEE — A couple practically leaped out of their seats during a visit to a local Waffle House after their ice water came with a stomach-churning surprise: a dead frog.

Claire Sheats reported the unwanted amphibious encounter Nov. 5 after visiting the Waffle House near U.S. Highway 90 east and Interstate 10.

“We were served a WHOLE FROG in our ice water at Waffle House today,” she said in the complaint.

“The waitress brought our drink over and my husband sipped on it before noticing the frog floating in the glass.  More

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Russian ‘Hannibal Lecter’ bit off nurse’s ears, nose and fingertips after inviting her to his flat for romantic meal

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Date: November 18th, 2017

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fingersA RUSSIAN Hannibal Lecter gorged on the face of a dinner date – horribly disfiguring her by allegedly gnawing off her ears, nose and fingertips.

Anatoliy Ezhkov had invited 41-year-old nurse Irina Gonchar to his flat for a romantic evening at a hostel in Kurgan, central Russia after meeting her online dating, it’s claimed.

But after making his date drunk he was said to have battered her before tying her up and sinking his teeth deep into her flesh.

While apparently high drugs, the 45-year-old grabbed her neck and tried to strangle her.  More

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Neighbors Fight Vandals With Poop-Filled Package

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Date: November 18th, 2017

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vandalsAURORA, Colorado – An Aurora homeowner is taking action after teenagers are suspected of vandalizing and stealing from his neighborhood.

“It’s not going to stop from here unless they get exposed,” said Tim Upton.

Home surveillance video captured one of the suspects walking toward Upton’s mailbox, giving it two punches and then walking away.

About three days later, Upton’s surveillance cameras captured a group of teenagers walking past his home. One of them ran to his neighbors door and stole an Amazon package right off the porch.  More

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Man finds car 20 years after forgetting where he parked it

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Date: November 18th, 2017

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carWe have all been there. You park your car and go about your business. Three hours later you cannot for the life of you remember where you left it.

Was it on level 4B? Or was it 3D?

The difference between you and one German man, is that it usually only takes you a few minutes to find it.

This week, an elderly German man was re-united with his car twenty years after he forgot where he parked.

He reported his car missing to the police in Frankfurt in 1997 and city authorities have just found it.

The car was not stolen, but in fact parked in a garage in an old industrial building.  More

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