Thursday 14 December 2017

MI5 pigeon plan away with birds

BRITISH secret services debated the idea of "radio-controlled pigeons", according to the post-war diaries of then MI5 boss Guy Liddell.

Mr Liddell discussed the idea with Capt James Caiger, who ran the Army's pigeon loft.

Trapped farmer saved by phone

A FARMER who was trapped under a one-tonne hay bale in Essex was only saved because he had a mobile phone and dialled 999.

Essex Fire Service said the man had been alone and may not have been found had he not had his phone with him.

Celebs spice up Ukraine election

POP diva Taisia Povaliy is running in tomorrow's general election in Ukraine.

Political parties have brought in celebs and even created fake opposition in an effort to boost their ratings and split their rivals' vote.

McDonald's gets a caffeine boost

McDONALD'S is to sell bags of ground coffee at its restaurants in Canada.

The chain says the ground coffee will be available in 340g bags costing $7 (€5.50) in the majority of its 1,400 stores by November 8.

Debunking Maya doomsday myth

THE Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas will host an exhibit to debunk the myth that the ancient culture of Maya predicted doomsday on December 21, 2012.

Visitors will view hundreds of artefacts, all tied in some way to the Mayan calendar, and hopefully come away with the thought that the sun will rise on December 22.

Irish Independent

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