Mar 23, 2009

Google Earth finds Ancient Fish Trap

Google Earth helped to find a huge ancient fish trap in a estuary. The 260m (853ft) man-made V-shaped structure could be more than 1,000 years old, experts believe. It is believed that the fish trap was designed to catch migratory fish, such as salmon and sea trout going up the River Teifi at Poppit in Pembrokeshire.

Ancient Fish Trap

The structure is entirely underwater and it has never been surveyed before. Now, research is being undertaken between Pembrokeshire College and the Dyfed Archaeological Trust to find out more about the ancient structure.

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Entire Village up for Sale!

Want to buy more than a home? What about a village? Believe it or not, an entire village including 22 cottages, a cricket club, a blacksmiths and a manor house has gone up for sale. The price tag is between £23,000,000 - £25,000,000.

Linkenholt Village

Picturesque Linkenholt, near Andover in Hampshire, is in an area of outstanding beauty and includes 1,500 acres of farmland and 450 acres of woodland. It is located between Newbury and Andover and about 73 miles to Central London.It will be sold by the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust, who owns the estate. The only thing not included with the deal is the 12th century village church, which does not belong to the trust.

Under the terms of the sale, the buyer will land everything including its 22 houses, the village shop and a commercial shoot. Recently, a meeting has been held with the close-knit community of around 40, where it was decided to keep the layout of the village the same.

Linkenholt Village

Estate Agent Tim Sherston, from Jackson-Stops and Staff in Newbury, told Sky News: "There has been an unusual amount of interest in the village, so we do expect it to sell."

More information about the offer:

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Mar 18, 2009

OK! Magazine Jade Goody Tribute Issue!

Reality TV star Jade Goody, who is living her last few days battling cervical cancer at her residence in London, is already dead for an OK! magazine! The UK edition of OK! magazine already published a tribute issue for Jade Goody! Take a look at the image of the magazine front page.


Titled as "Jade Goody Official Tribute Issue", the March 17, 2009 issue carries the phrases "In Loving Memory" and "Jade Goody 1981-2009". The OK! UK issue, that went on sale on Tuesday, also contains a "World Exclusive" interview with Jade and many unseen pictures of the former TV reality-show star.

Do you think that it is appropriate to publish such a tribute issue when the person is still alive? We don't think that it is appropriate. In fact it is weird and only mad people can do something like this.

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Mar 13, 2009

Playboy's Hugh Hefner selling Mansion

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner

It is reported that Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is selling his Holmby Hills mansion for $28 million. Is it an effect of the ongoing global financial recession? Probably it is!

According to the Los Angeles Times, the mansion backs on to the Los Angeles Country Club and also shares a lot line with the official Playboy mansion next door, where Hefner is still known to saunter the nights away dressed in his famous pajamas.

Hefner, 82,bought the 700-sq-meter mansion for a reported $6.7 million for his Playmate wife Kimberley, in 1998. After the couple split in 1999, Kimberley remained in the house where she raised their two sons. Now their sons are off to college.

Hugh Hefner Mansion & Playboy Mansion

The palatial spread features five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a two-storey entrance hall, a large living room with one of the home's three fireplaces, a library with a second fireplace, a family room that adjoins the dining room and an eat-in kitchen - and a massive expanse of lawn.

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Boy, 6, climbs Five Everests!


A British boy named Tom Fryers has scaled the equivalent of five Mount Everests at just the age of six. How? Fryers, who nearly died at birth from breathing problems, has trekked up 214 of the Lake District's highest peaks, after he conquered his first peak at the age of 3 and a half. Tom even raised more than 2,000 pounds for the hospital that saved his life

The little boy completed the 480-mile trek in 62 days, which totals to an average of four peaks a day, and in one grueling 15-mile session he conquered the two highest peaks in England, 3,162ft Scafell and 3,209ft Scafell Pike.

Tom said during the challenge: "I have loved climbing mountains ever since I climbed my first Wainwrights."

Tom, who was accompanied by his dad Paul, 41, of Oxspring, South Yorks, gave the cheque to a special-care baby unit in Sheffield. Mr Paul said his son was born prematurely and raising funds for the trust was a way to say thank you to the hospital staff who cared for him. Brave boy. What you say?

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Mar 9, 2009

ASIMO introduces Honda Insight Hybrid!

 ASIMO with Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda's new hybrid car, 2010 Honda Insight-II made its European debut at the Geneva International Auto show last week. The most important part of the launch was involvement of a humanoid robot! Yes, it was ASIMO, the World's most advanced humanoid robot from Honda, that officially introduced the Insight hybrid in the Geneva Motor Show which is now in its 79th year.

"I'm really interested in hybrid technology," the bubble-headed robot said in a boyish voice after being introduced by a Honda spokesman at the company's booth at the show. During a 20-minute presentation for journalists ASIMO fetched two green teas and stood diligently by the Insight on the stage as the spokesman chatted with an engineer about the merits of Honda's first low-cost hybrid car.

ASIMO Honda Insight Hybrid

ASIMO also greeted Hans-Rudolf Merz, President of the Swiss Confederation, at the Honda stand at the Geneva Motor Show. After hearing a short explanation about the new Insight Hybrid, President Merz and ASIMO shook hands in front of a crowd of photographers.

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Miss Nuclear Reactor 2009


In order to improve the image of the nuclear power industry, Russia has come up with unique idea - an online beauty pageant! Called as 'Miss Nuclear Reactor 2009', the beauty pageant have 200 female participants, who are in some way connected to the nuclear power business.

With the help of the beauty pageant, organizers are trying to prove that women who work within the industry have beauty as well as brains. The contestants complain that people assume they have been mutated in some way by radiation as they work in the nuclear power industry.

The nuclear industry officials have confirmed that interest in the field has shot up since the competition began. So, the idea works?

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