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December 7, 2014 at 11:28 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Miracle baby SURVIVES being buried alive: “A Chinese baby girl has survived being buried alive for two hours after her parents believed she was stillborn. The baby, who has yet to be named, was born to Lu Xiaoyun and her husband He Yong on their farm in Dongdong, northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Ms Lu believed she was four months pregnant and that she was suffering a miscarriage, when she went into labour while working on the farm. She called her husband , who rushed back from work to find her in a pool of blood. Ms Lu was taken to hospital. When Mr Ye returned to the farm, he was shocked to find that his mother-in-law had already buried the baby girl. Mr Ye rushed into the yard to dig up the baby, and found that she was breathing. However, after Chinese media picked up the story of the miracle baby, news of their plight spread and people began to donate money. They were then able to return their daughter to hospital where she is being kept in an incubator.”

Guards forced to rescue stranded puppies terrified a by glass floor: “Security guards had to rescue a family of dogs who became stranded on a 590ft-high glass bridge in China. The group, including several puppies, became spooked when crossing part of the bridge that has glass panels covering the floor. It is understood the animals followed tourists onto the suspension bridge at the famous Shiniuzhai Scenic Spot. Security guard Xiong Yin, 35, said: ‘Some of the dogs did not seem to mind but the rest refused to step on the glass. ‘There was a risk that the dogs that were all very small might fall, and so we decided to remove them. ‘They were very popular with tourists that had been posing for pictures with them. But it was dangerous.’ He added that usually dogs and other animals avoided the bridge, but he believed these dogs had followed a small group of tourists that had been feeding them, and had hoped to get more food later by keeping behind the visitors.

Incredible treasure trove of rusting classic cars worth £12MILLION is found languishing in a French farm garage: “A £12million treasure trove of 60 rusting classic cars left languishing on a French farm for 50 years has gone up for auction. The haul of motors, which includes dozens of vintage sports cars, was found gathering dust under piles of newspapers in garages and barns on a farm in western France. Among the vehicles up for sale are a Ferrari once sat in by Jane Fonda and a Talbot-Lago previously owned by extravagant Egyptian King Farouk. Some of the vehicles may be too rusted to be restored, but many of the cars are worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The cars were collected from the 1950s to the 1970s by entrepreneur Roger Baillon, who dreamt of restoring them to their former glory and displaying them in a museum. Mr Baillon died about 10 years ago and his son, Jacques, who inherited the collection, died last year. Mr Baillon’s grandchildren had no idea of the extent of the collection, calling in car specialists Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff of auctioneers Artcurial Motorcars to estimate its value.

Direct action in Britain against car parking charges: “The quiet village of Dedham, in the heart of Constable Country, has been rocked by violent direct action against new car parking charges. In the latest attack ram raiders demolished a pair of ticket machines installed by Colchester borough council. A council spokesman said the machines, a notice board and height barrier were all targeted last weekend and have had to be removed for repairs. In June and July, the machines were hit 10 times when the coin slots were blocked with superglue or builders’ foam. The introduction of parking charges in the picturesque village in April caused an outcry with some businesses claiming visitors would shun the beauty spot. Parking for up to an hour is free but it costs £1 for up to two hours, £2 for up to four hours and £4 for the day.”

Pacific islanders survive five months on boat after drifting more than 1,000 miles: “Two Papua New Guinea men have told rescuers how they survived almost five months adrift in a tiny open boat in the Pacific Ocean by eating raw fish and drinking rainwater. The men, Michael Bolong, 54, and Ambros Wavut, 28, were eventually picked up at sea by the fishing vessel Yap Seagull after trying in vain for months to catch the attention of passing ships. The pair were safely landed on Pohnpei in Micronesia’s Caroline Islands on November 29. They were said to be suffering from severe sunburn but otherwise well, and have recovered enough to be discharged from a hospital on the island. They said a third person who had been in the boat, named as Francis Dimansol, 48, died from severe health problems during their ordeal. It is unclear what became of the body. [Translation: They ate him]”

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