Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Indian traffic cops hope to curb road accidents through the use of pyramid power in Nagpur

Traffic officers in Nagpur, 870km west of Mumbai, have agreed to allow small pyramids to be placed at 10 accident-prone sites in the city to see if their claimed positive energy can reduce crashes.  Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sahebrao Patil said the road safety initiative came about after a meeting with an expert in Vastu, an ancient Hindu system of construction which is similar to Chinese Feng Shui.

Full article: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/pyramid-power-used-to-stop-road-accidents/story-e6frf7jx-1225891303955

A piece of wood from the 'True Cross' stolen from the Archdiocese of Boston
A janitor at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross entered the church’s Blessed Sacrament Chapel early one recent morning and made a startling discovery: A thief had pried open a panel covering a small glass case and stolen a small piece of wood venerated by Catholics as a fragment of the cross on which Jesus was crucified.  The relic, one of the oldest and most treasured possessions of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, has not been seen since, and now on the wall in the dim chapel hangs a cross with its base pried open and an empty cavity where the relic once rested.

Full article: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/07/13/relic_of_cross_stolen_from_cathedral/

Pauly the Psychic Octopus gets it's own world cup...and an offer of Spanish citizenship!  
 Paul the oracle octopus was given a replica of the World Cup on Monday as a reward for his perfect eight-for-eight record in picking matches as bettors worldwide collected their winnings based on his selections.

Full article:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/soccer/world-cup-2010/07/12/paul.octopus/index.html?eref=sircrc

The town in Galicia, an autonomous region in Spain’s northwest, is even asking to borrow Paul for a few days during a major food festival.  CarballiƱo, with a population of 14,000, insists it wants to thank “Pulpo Paul” for correctly predicting the Spain’s winning of the football World Cup this summer.  The decision to honour the world’s most extrasensory invertebrate, whose fame spread after he correctly predicted the results of a string of World Cup matches, was made unanimously by the city council, the Spanish media reported on

Full article: http://www.thelocal.de/society/20100713-28475.html

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