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Police: Suspect Tried to Hide from Thermal Sensors in a Pile of Manure

But…it works in the movies! Why not in real life? On the run from a police helicopter, a man in Wiltshire, UK hid inside a manure pile: The 34-year-old Lithuanian man, from Ilford, Essex, was found “face-down in the dung” by officers after abandoning his van in Manton near Marlborough. [...] According to a police spokesperson, the [...]

For Sale: The UK’s Enormous Bomb Shelter Designed to House the Government during a Nuclear War

(Video Link) Built in the 1950s, this bunker in Wiltshire could house and feed 4,000 people for three months. The United Kingdom designed it to house the government if the worst happened during the Cold War. Watch this video tour of its facilities and make an offer. It’s up for sale. Link -via Boing Boing

7 Curious Cases of Criminal Cats

Animals who steal are referred to as kleptomaniacs, or in the case of cats, “cat burglars,” but they most likely just think of themselves as collectors -they find something they like and take it, with no consideration of the ethics involved. Cats are particularly successful collectors, as they have the combination of curiosity, stealth, and [...]

The first crop circle of the season appears

A complex 100ft crop circle has turned up in a field of oil seed rape in Wiltshire, England. The site is something of a hotspot for crop circles, this…

Grandfather Drove Around Lost for Days

Seventy-two-year-old Mohammed Bellazrak dropped his wife off at the airport on December 23rd with no problem, but became disoriented in the snow as he was driving home to Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England from Gatwick airport. He should have made it home in a couple of hours. When he didn’t, his relatives contacted police. Sergeant Jo Spencer [...]

Stonehenge Replicas of America

Photo by Luna It’s quite the coincidence that Roadside America has a list of America’s Stonehenges today, as I took a daytrip yesterday to the one here in Washington at Maryhill. It’s true that the ancient stone monument in Wiltshire County, England has inspired people all over, and the efforts to recreate the magic of Stonehenge [...]

Google Street View — Stonehenge

Stonehenge and other historic monuments in the UK are now available on Google Street View as a result of a joint venture between Google and the National Trust: The pictures were taken late last summer using the ‘Google trike’ – a three wheeled bike with a Street View camera mounted on it, suited to collecting images [...]

Queen Eadgyth’s Remains Discovered in Germany

The oldest remains yet of a member of English royalty are thought to have been found in Germany. Queen Eadgyth (pronounced Edith) was the sister of King Athelstan and married the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I in 929 AD. She died in 946. The bone fragments from a lead coffin in Magdeburg will be analyzed [...]

Stephen Wiltshire draws 18ft pic of NY

This astonishing 18ft drawing of the world’s most famous skyline was created by autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire after he spent just 20 minutes in a helicopter gazing at the panorama. The unbelievably intricate picture was drawn at Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute from Stephen’s memory, with details of every building sketched in to scale. Landmarks including the Empire [...]

Police officer sees "aliens" at crop circle

In a bizarre case that occured earlier this year a policeman in Wiltshire contacted UFO experts after claiming to have seen three aliens examining…