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Hoard of gold Sovereigns found in piano continues to mystify

Piano tuner Martin Backhouse got quite a shock when he discovered what he thought was some bags of moth repellent inside the instrument he was fine tuning, when it turned out to be, not camphor balls, but 633 Sovereigns and 280 half Sovereigns dating from 1847 to 1915.

The Sovereign is nominally worth £1.00 as legal tender, at the time when the coins may have been hidden the face value would have been£773, but as they are 91.7% gold, the value is considerably higher even as scrap, but more as collector’s item, hundreds of thousands of pounds in fact, although it still has to be formally valued. How the coins came to be in the piano is a mystery, the school Bishop’s Castle Community College in Shropshire have absolutely no idea, as it was a gift to them in 2015. The donors of the piano Graham and Meg Hemmings, from Saffron Walden in Essex, are no wiser, even though they had owned it for 33 years and although they had extensively searched for the previous owners, they are no nearer finding them. (more…)

Drink and drug fuelled man attempts sex with motorbike

Some men simply love machines; grey haired old men can be seen on most sunny summer days in classic sports car hood down, right foot hard down on the “loud pedal” trying to re-live the years of their youth, but now in a car that they only dreamed of then!  Others cannot wait to pull on their leathers and enjoy the thrill of sitting astride a two wheeled 240 horse power motor bike powering through the country roads. (more…)

Kate Humble flies into a panic attack at the thought of having children

We were all children once, and for most women there is an inbuilt maternal gene that craves to have, to hold and nurture them, well that is for most women. For BBC wildlife presenter Kate Humble however, she has claimed that she was lacking this maternal gene. For her and husband of 25 years, Ludo Graham, this has never presented a problem. But, it was during a discussion with Ludo that she had what could only be described as a panic attack when they wondered what might happen if just one of them changed their mind. During the discussion, Kate admitted that she broke down and in a response that can be described as being primeval said: “I cannot do it I’m never going to change my mind”. (more…)

Aspiring rapper jumps into the ocean to get out of paying restaurant bill

Living or working on Australia’s famous Gold Coast holds some great advantages, one of which surely has to be the abundance of fantastic seafood that can be sampled at their restaurants. This is what aspiring rapper Terry Peck, 33, who performs under the name 2pec, decided to do, but unlike, most law abiding citizens, he thought it would be a great idea to feast on two whole lobsters, half a dozen oysters and a baby octopus.

Coca-Cola Co is putting the likeness of Warren Buffett on Cherry Coke cans in China

It may not mean a lot to you, and we wonder just how much it will mean to the Chinese people who like to drink Coca-Cola, but if you are the Chairman, President and CEO of a massive investment company, which also happens to be the biggest investor in your company, then it just might make sense that his likeness is displayed on one of your company’s products.

Scottish knitters cover bollards in Easter bonnets to make people happier

Irving Belin wrote a song that has appeared in numerous Broadway shows and film musicals, whilst it was first performed as far back as 1933, it was in the film which starred Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, shown on television at Easter time, it could be on again this Easter, which brought it to the attention of many millions.

University students could be marked down unless they employ gender sensitive language

There was a time when a “chair” was something that you sat upon, in today’s “PC” correct world it is used to describe the presiding officer or person in charge of a meeting, or organisation, definitely not someone employed to carry or wheel a person in a chair! Long ago in the “dark ages” this person, or “Chair” was called a chairman, if it was a woman in this office they would be addressed as “madam chairman”, no longer is this form of address used.

Thousands of Japanese rush to get their hands on giant penis

Hold onto your hats girls, particularly if you live in the Japanese City of Hodare, because this is where a 93 stone or 603 kilogram penis is waiting for you to ride upon, if you newly married! Before any of you get too excited the 7 foot monster is actually a wooden phallus which is part of an annual fertility festival and the monster penis is believed to bring fertility, good luck, and marital success.

Inventor of the internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee to tackle fake news

Who could be a better person to tackle the scourge of “Fake News” on the internet than the man who invented the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Fake news websites, which are also sometimes referred to as hoax news, try to give the impression that it is real news, often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect. This is, in many cases, used for political gain, accusations in recent times have been the American Presidential election, allegedly by Russia trying to disseminate fake news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the election”.

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