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January 26, 2015 at 11:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Amelia Earhart search resumed: “Majuro, Marshall Islands: A search is underway on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. A group of researchers travelled on Sunday to Mili Atoll, where a small aluminium cover plate and part of a landing-gear wheel assembly, believed to be from Earhart’s plane, were found last year. “We brought more sophisticated equipment to find other parts,” said Jon Jeffery, director of technology and business development at US-based Parker Aerospace, which is sponsoring the search. Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, disappeared in 1937 with navigator Fred Noonan when attempting to circumnavigate the world in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra aircraft. “Generations of Marshallese people have known since 1937 that the famous fliers didn’t just disappear in the ocean,” Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak said. The aircraft landed “on a small atoll in the Marshall Islands and [Earhart and Noonan] survived”, he said.”

Kindly doggie: “When this cat found himself in a spot of bother, help was on hand from an unlikely source. As the cat frantically tried to pull a paper cup off its head by wheeling round in circles, a dog trotted on to the scene and came to the rescue. The dog approached the distressed cat and removed the cup with its jaw, setting it free. The two animals then go their separate ways, with the clearly relieved cat the last shot in the clip. The footage left viewers perplexed as the animals put aside their age-old hostilities. One commentator said: ‘I love how the cat casually goes back to whatever it was doing like nothing had happened.’ Others suggested the dog simply wanted the paper cup.

Doggie riders: “Handoko Njotokusuma’s pet dogs are a pair of real ruff riders. His beloved golden retrievers – Ace and Armani – cruise through Surabaya, Indonesia, while perched on the handlebars or the pillion of his motorised scooter. Wearing helmets and red- or green-framed sunglasses, the dogs and their owner have become local celebrities – drawing curious stares and stunned looks from passers-by. Handoko’s four-legged companions sandwich him on the bike as they cruise through the streets of Indonesia’s second-largest city. Ace and Armani – two of Handoko’s four dogs – have been riding since they were just a few months old and now at the age of three they jump onto the scooter whenever they think their owner is heading out. The 59-year-old businessman takes the two pooches for 30-minute journeys around the city. He said: ‘When they were four months old I taught them to sit on the front of my motorbike.”

Life on Mars? New NASA photo shows workman fixing space Rover on the Red Planet, conspiracy theorists claim: “The images taken by a NASA navigation camera have been released and appear to show a human-like figure working on the Mars Curiosity Rover, which is scanning the Red Planet. The pictures seem to feature a human-shaped shadow looming over the probe as if they are repairing it. The shadow formed shows what looks like a male figure, who isn’t wearing a helmet as his short spiky hair is visible. It also looks like the figure is wearing an air tank on his back and a suit covering most of his body. The pictures have been reported to the monitoring website UFO sightings daily, and have sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive, with some claiming it is proof life does exist on Mars.”

Cruise ships a haven for sexual activity with 80% of passengers admitting to getting frisky on board: “Condoms are the latest packing-list essential for those about to embark on a cruise. A new survey of 200,000 cruise passengers has revealed that prophylactics topped passengers’ list of items that they must have while they’re spending days or weeks at sea. Cruise.co.uk has revealed that cruise ships have become a haven for sexual activity, with 80 per cent of passengers admitting to being sexually active while on board. However, the company’s analysis also found that while sex at sea is on the rise, sexual health products available on board cruise liners do leave something to be desired. Most modern cruise lines are simply ill-equipped to facilitate these needs, with 70 per cent failing to sell condoms on board and 80 per cent of ships not offering the morning after pill. Some cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean and MSC, do allow guests access to condoms, pregnancy kits and lubrication.”

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