Strange tree

June 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The 65ft-tall beech tree is found in the heart of the Balkan Mountains, in Bulgaria

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

This man should get a medal from black on black violence episode: “A New York man was caught on surveillance footage beating his wife’s would-be-rapist to death with a tire iron. Mamadou Diallo was parking outside his building when he got a call from his terrified wife saying a man had broken into their Bronx apartment and tried to rape her, according to police. Surveillance footage from inside the Claremont Village building shows a half naked Earl Nash, 43, pacing by the elevator after fleeing from Diallo’s sixth floor apartment, News 12 Bronx reports. Suddenly, the doors opened and Diallo came rushing out into the sixth floor hallway – grasping a metal tire iron in one hand. Spotting Nash, the 61-year-old charged at the would-be-rapist, furiously striking at him again and again with the tire iron. Nash died at Lincoln Hospital from ‘severe trauma to his head and body’ about three hours later, according to police. Diallo was arrested later that evening and initially charged with manslaughter. The charges have since been downgraded to assault. The cab driver was cheered on by members of the Guinean community and his family on Tuesday evening as he left the Bronx Criminal Court after the judge freed him on his own recognizance.”

Crazed man smashes 17 bottles of beer over his HEAD to show how strong he is in front of cheering crowd in China: He completes his weird but impressive feat during a festival in Changchun, the capital of the Jilin Province in China, on May 18. Hundreds surround the man in a street to watch him smash bottles full of beer over his head. At the start of the footage an angry woman is seen being pulled back as two large groups in the crowd argue with each other. Then the man, shirtless but wearing white gloves, comes into shot and picks up the first bottle. He then smashes one bottle after the other against his skull, spraying the beer and glass over the ground. The crazed man screams and yells as he works his way through the beer bottles, sending alcohol and glass everywhere. In an apparent show of strength he screams and points at a certain group in the audience – perhaps daring one of them to do better.

Aston Martin prototype set to sell for £1MILLION – even though it’s a rusting wreck “An Aston Martin which hasn’t been driven in decades because of its rusty engine and cobweb-covered interior is going under the hammer – and is set to fetch almost £1million. But 67 years ago it was a stunning prototype sports car which was parked up at Circuit de la Sarthe in France waiting to be driven in the 1949 Le Mans 24-hour race. The British race car, known by its registration plate UMC 65, ended up finishing seventh in the race and third in its category. And the ‘extremely significant’ wreck – which played a huge role in the company’s history – is now set to be sold for the first time in 50 years when it is up for sale later this month. It will be one of the star cars at the Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale near Chichester, West Sussex. The auction house has given the Aston a guide price of £600,000 to £900,000, with premiums taking it to the £1 million mark”

Another brand new ghost city in China: “IT WAS a jawdroppingly bold project: Flatten hundreds of mountains in order to build a massive metropolis from scratch with the hope that up to a million people will eventually move in by 2030. Located on China’s Silk Road Economic Belt, Lanzhou New Area was meant to be a diamond in the country’s otherwise arid northwest Gansu province, “a golden opportunity that no one wants to miss”. And the bid to revitalise the ancient trade route came with a whopping price tag of $14 billion. That includes the construction of roads, railways and a bigger airport, along with the diversion of water from the Yellow River to create lakes and rivers. But, sadly, Lanzhou New Area looks to be shaping up to become the next ghost city, one in a long list lately. For now, there are just 150,000 people living here, and 40,000 construction workers. The city sits mostly deserted, with life-size replicas of the Sphinx lacking visitors”

King Tut’s dagger was from outer space: “AN EGYPTIAN dagger found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb was made with iron from a meteorite, a study has confirmed. Using a hi-tech X-ray, the Polytechnic University of Milan in Italy found the famous dagger contained 10 per cent nickel and 0.6 per cent cobalt. A comparison with 11 metallic meteorites found they were made of similar elements. The dagger dates back to the 14th century BC and was found in the wrapping surrounding the right thigh of King Tut’s mummy. It features a decorated gold handle with a rounded knob of rock crystal. It was encased in a gold sheath that was decorated with a pattern of lilies, feathers and a jackal’s head. Another separate gold blade was found under King Tut’s wrapping on the abdomen. Iron objects were rare and considered more valuable than gold during the Bronze Age and were mostly decorative. The researchers said the finding provided insight into the Egyptian’s use of the term “iron of the sky””

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