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Space Oddity? Monolith in Utah Desert Mystifies Helicopter Crew

They were on a mission to count sheep when they found something they had not counted on. As a Utah helicopter crew buzzed over the southeastern part of the state looking for bighorn sheep last week, sitting beneath them in the middle of the desert was a bright shiny monolith, the stuff of sci-fi


Meghan Markle Reveals Miscarriage

Meghan Markle, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has revealed in an opinion article published in the New York Times on Wednesday that she had a miscarriage. The wife of Prince Harry wrote about the experience in detail, saying that it took place one July morning when she was caring for Archie, the cou


Watch 25 Movies in 25 Days to Earn $2,500

It's every movie lover's dream to spend the season watching their favorite holiday films, but Reviews.org is going to pay someone to do just that, according to CNN. The website, a team of experts who give their recommendations on consumer products for the home, such as streaming services or home


A Hungarian confectioner makes chocolate Santa’s with tiny masks to raise the Christmas spirit amid the pandemic

Christmas is the time to rejoice and celebrate all through the world. While this year has been a struggle amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic, a confectioner from Hungary, Laszlo Rimoczi, tries to keep the spirit of Christmas alive amongst people. Laszlo Rimoczi, who has a small workshop st


Beppe Modenese, Creator of Milan Fashion System, Dies at 90

Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, has died. He was 90. Modenese died Saturday in the fashion capital. No cause of death was given. Dubbed “Italy’s Prime Minister of Fashion” in 1983 by Women’s


Bruce, the Last ‘Jaws’ Shark, Docks at the Academy Museum

Bruce, the fiberglass shark made from the “Jaws” mold, is ready for his close-up. The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old shark, famous for being difficult to work with on the set of Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, on Friday was hoisted up in the air above the main


Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Creator Patrick Quinn Dies at Age 37

Patrick Quinn, whose personal battle with ALS helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, died on Sunday at age 37, seven years after his diagnosis, supporters announced on Facebook. Quinn, who was born and grew up in Yonkers, New York, was co-founder of the campaign that raised m


Heavenly gift ... a meteor falls on a house, turning its owner into a millionaire

A gift from heaven, it is not a story from the world of fiction but a real reality. If the Indonesian Yushuahuta-Gallung was working in front of his house in the town of Kolang, northern Indonesia, when a meteorite weighing more than two kilograms fell and penetrated the roof to settle inside the


They ran out of alcohol, so they drank hand sanitizer. The result is catastrophic

Seven people died and two went into a coma after drinking hand sanitizer when they ran out of alcohol at a party in Russia. The accident occurred in the Tatinsky district in Yakutia, after they had taken to drinking hand sanitizer, which contains 69 percent of methanol, and was sold at the beginn


Australia ... Shark attacks claim more people

In the eighth death in Australia this year, a man died after being attacked by a shark at a popular tourist resort on the coast of the Indian Ocean. The police managed to pull the 55-year-old man from the water with severe injuries, and the police treated him before the paramedics arrived. The au


British cruise the world in an electric boat

British traveler Jimmy Cornell set out on a cruise from Seville, Spain, on Thursday, to commemorate the five centuries since the first man-made cruise around the world. The Cornell cruise will be completely carbon-free, using an electric-powered boat. Cornell plans to follow the same path as the


A blind man ran 5 kilometers alone

A blind man ran a distance of 5 kilometers in Central Park, New York, without relying on a dog or human help, using only artificial intelligence through headphones placed in a smartphone. "The safest thing for a blind man is to stay where he is, but I don't stay in my place," said Thomas Panek, 5


Glory days gone, Gabon's only circus fights for survival

Wiltrid Mabiala climbs to the top of a human pyramid — backwards — with the lithe agility of a cat. Six metres (20 feet) below, a thin mat offers little protection if he puts a foot wrong. The leopard print-clad acrobat is a performer with Le Cirque de l'Equateur,


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary - in pictures

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip marked their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday by sharing a photograph of themselves opening a card from three of their great-grandchildren. The photo, shared on social media, shows Britain's longest-reigning monarch and her husband seated on a sofa


Explosion at Gas Pipeline Blows in Egypt's Sinai Causes Fire

An explosion at a natural gas pipeline in restive northern Sinai Peninsula caused a fire and little other damage, however, there were no casualties, a senior Egyptian official said. Gen. Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha, who governs the northern part of the peninsula, said all the pipeline valves were


Fundraising Campaign Seeks to Reopen Muhammad Ali Museum

A fundraising campaign has been launched in an effort to raise enough money to renovate and reopen a museum at Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky. The nonprofit Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum is trying to raise $5.8 million that would be used to build a welcome center and f


UNICEF Warns of 'Lost Generation' as Virus Hits Children Services

UNICEF said on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause "irreversible harm" to the health, education, and nutrition of children around the globe. "Disruptions to key services and soaring poverty rates pose the biggest threat to children. The longer the crisis persists, the deeper its impac


Spain roadworks run into ancient Muslim burial site

Roadworks near the Spanish city of Zaragoza have uncovered an ancient Muslim burial site. The burial site was noticed by workers who were widening Obispo Conget avenue in the north eastern town of Tauste. Archaeologists have uncovered 300 tombs, some of which date back to the 8th century, a




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