Sunday 19 November 2017

Dig mistake

Experts trying to uncover the source of Stonehenge's giant stones have been digging in the wrong spot for 90 years.

It has been a puzzle for generations how the huge Welsh blocks, weighing up to four tons, reached the ancient monument. Archaeologists were certain the 11 bluestones came from Carn Meini, 150 miles away but new evidence suggests they originated just a mile from Stonehenge.

NOT A DREAM LANDING

A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane landed at the wrong Kansas airport.

The Dreamlifter, carrying parts for the new 787 Dreamliner jet, landed safely at Colonel James Jabara Airport, several miles from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, where it was supposed to land because it is next to Spirit AeroSystems, a major supplier for the Dreamliner.

ABOMINABLE REMAKE

The revamped Hammer film studio is remaking one of its own trademark horror movies more than 50 years after the original came out.

The new version of 'The Abominable Snowman', described as a "modern take on the Yeti myth", is being developed by filmmaker Ben Holden who was one of the people behind the studio's successful version of 'The Woman In Black'.

REPUBLICAN REMORSE

Florida Republican congressman Henry "Trey" Radel says he is taking a leave of absence and donating his salary to charity after pleading guilty to a misdemeanour charge of cocaine possession for which he was given a year's probation.

Radel (37), told a news conference he had let down his country, family and his south-west Florida constituents.

BIKE BACK 50 YEARS ON

A man has been reunited with his now-vintage motorcycle nearly 50 years after it was stolen. Donald DeVault (73), from Omaha, Nebraska, in the US, has now received the 1953 Triumph Tiger 100.

Mr DeVault learned two weeks ago that California authorities had recovered his bike at the Port of Los Angeles.

PALIN'S CAR AUCTIONED

Sarah Palin's home town is auctioning a car she drove when she was mayor, before she skyrocketed to fame.

The small town of Wasilla, Alaska, listed the 1999 Ford Expedition on eBay with a minimum bid of $10,000 (€7,400). The listing's photo shows the tan SUV with a cardboard cutout of Palin in the driver's seat.

Irish Independent

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