A scrapyard cut open an old safe and found £20,000 ($26,000) in old - but still good - coins and bills inside, reports. The scrap dealer plans to donate the money to charity.
David Dodds is the managing director of Sackers, a scrapyard and scrap metal dealer in Ipswich, about 90 miles northeast of London. He has a theory about how the safe full of money came to be in his possession.
"The suspicion is it could have been an old factory that was due for demolition and it was in the corner of their offices. When it's demolished then all the scrap goes into the bin, comes into the works and then we treat it," he said.
Dodds further says, via , that lots of safes come through his business, but it's exceptionally rare for anything to be found inside, much less anything valuable.
In a change of scene, Santa Claus is donning flippers and a diving mask along with his traditional red-and-white outfit to scuba dive in a Paris aquarium as he teaches kids about global warming and climate issues during the festive season.
A who faked a medical condition in order to get a better seat on an airplane during the busy Thanksgiving weekend ended up causing the plane to be diverted, police say.
The unnamed woman is now in custody after police say she told staff on an American Airlines flight from Pensacola to Miami that she was having trouble breathing. As reported, the woman actually wanted to sit more comfortably during the flight and was making up the medical issue.
The pilot had to turn around and return to Pensacola, where the plane landed.
The situation only got sticker from there, the report noted. After the flight was diverted, the woman refused to leave the plane, leading officials to evacuate all other passengers. The pilot was eventually able to convince the woman to leave the plane, and she was arrested.
A lovelorn singing whale, a world-famous feline sourpuss and ravenous goats credited with thwarting a dangerous California wildfire were among animals whose escapades across the United States made news in 2019.
Controversial Fox News host has been known to embrace eccentric . On his own program in June of this year, Carlson went on a , calling it "tyranny." But in last week's episode of the History Channel program Ancient Aliens, Carlson appeared to support an even farther-out theory.
In an interview with British journalist Nick Pope that aired on the November 22 edition of Ancient Aliens, Carlson claimed that a "knowledgeable" source has told him that the United States government possesses physical evidence that alien spacecraft have landed on Earth — or at least, crash-landed.
"I've heard this from someone who I think is knowledgeable on the subject that there is physical evidence that the U.S. government is holding, um, that, you know, would tell us a lot more - about what these objects are," Carlson told Pope on the program, as seen in the video excerpt below on this page.
A couple from say they were kicked off of a cruise ship on the first night of what was to be a two-week trip - left stranded in the Caribbean in the middle of the night - all due to loud sex, reports.
Back in April, the couple - identified only as Renate F. and her husband Volker - boarded the TUI Cruises vessel Mein Schiff 5 for a two-week tour around the Caribbean. On their first night, following their cruise-related activities, they retired to their cabin for some more private activities.
Following their endeavors, Renate went out to her cabin's balcony to smoke a cigarette, while Volker went to take a shower. Then there was a knock at the door.
While the Halloween tradition of in a costume and going trick or treating has become a common tradition in our modern world, many people may not know how the practice ever began. The truth is that it actually has a complicated history that dates back hundreds of years, according to website .
The publication reported that most Halloween traditions stem from the Celtic festival Samuin, which celebrated the end of the year on November 1. It was believed that during this time of year, the realm of the living would overlap with the realm of the dead, giving the dead an opportunity to wander about the Earth. Young men would dress up as evil spirits to "trick" the dead into thinking they were one of their own, thus warding them off.
A man is still looking for answers after a strange piece of machinery crashed though his house. Nobody seems to be able to identify the source of the big object, reports.
Earlier this month, Tommy Woosley returned to his mobile home in rural Mercer County after having been out of town. As he told at the time, when he arrived home he saw that an exterior wall had been damaged. He went inside to investigate, and the he found a mysterious object, "just lying there." Woosley would later determine that the object had not only damaged an exterior wall, but the object also damaged some plumbing in his bathroom.
police found a family of several adult siblings and their father hidden away in an underground cellar, "waiting for the end of time," reports. Some of the adult children had likely not been outside of the home and its grounds in years.
Authorities became alerted to the existence of the family after one of the adult children, identified only as a 25-year-old man, ran away and went to a nearby bar for drinks.
The bartender, Chris Westerbeek, says that the disheveled man showed up at the bar. Westerbeek says he was shocked to learn that the man was only 25; due to his haggard appearance, he looked much older.
"He had long hair, a dirty beard, wore old clothes and looked confused. He said he'd never been to school and hadn't been to the barber for nine years," Westerbeek said.
The bartender then described what the man did with his first taste of freedom.
A Russian baby born with three legs and two penises survived multiple surgeries that saved his life.
The baby was also born with two sets of urinary organs and without an anus. Doctors in Moscow successfully delivered the baby by natural childbirth to an unnamed woman. The woman reportedly decided not to have an abortion after scans made while she was pregnant revealed that her baby had a third leg, reported.
Doctors had to perform an emergency surgery after he was delivered so he could defecate.
When the child was a month-old, Russia's top pediatric surgeons, Yury Sokolov and Evgenia Kartseva, removed the baby's third leg, which was situated between his normal legs. The leg reportedly had two heels.
In February, doctors performed another operation to remove the boy's extra set of genitals and urinary organs. After that, another surgery was in order to move the baby's anus to the correct position.
A village in England has been forced to cancel its ghost tours and other spooky goings-on after the local minister complained about disrespectful tourists and the general un-Christian-ness of it all, reports.
Prestbury, Gloucestershire, which is about 100 miles northwest of London, has everything a fan of the paranormal loves. There are spooky, decaying cemeteries, an imposing, ancient church, and of course, all kinds of ghostly legends, such as "The Black Abbot," an ancient cleric whose spirit is said to roam St. Mary's church yard.
Not surprisingly, the town attracts ghost tours, plus the odd group of tourists who come on their own.
And Reverend Nick Bromfield, the vicar of the local church, has had it. His complaints have forced the operator of a ghost tour to shut down visits to the town.
According to Bromfield, the tours are disrespectful and heretical.
An Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez town hall in Queens Wednesday night took a bizarre turn when a woman in the audience told the crowd that "we got to start eating babies" to fight climate change. A pro-Donald Trump group later took credit for the prank.
As reports, the freshman New York representative was taking questions from the audience when a woman, wearing a shirt that read, "Save The Planet. Eat The Children," brought up the subject of climate change. Her suggestion was unexpected, to say the least.
The woman said that a "Swedish professor" had said that "we can eat dead people" but that it's not fast enough, and we need to be more proactive.
"I think your next campaign slogan needs to be this: ‘We've got to start eating babies. We don't have enough time.'"
Ranchers in are reporting that some of their cattle are being inexplicably mutilated, with whatever is doing it draining the animals of blood and removing their tongues and sex organs, but otherwise leaving them intact, reports.
Cattle mutilations are generally thought to be the domain of UFO stories and are usually reported on by thinly-sourced blogs run by conspiracy theorists, but that doesn't make these current cases any less real. Even law enforcement has gotten involved.
As of this writing, at least five Hereford bulls have turned up dead under inexplicable circumstances, all bearing the same key similarities. None showed any signs of having been shot, attacked by predators, or poisoned by eating toxic plants. All had their blood drained as well as their tongues and sex organs removed. In none of the cases were visible tracks left in the area. And all of the mutilations took place within about a mile and a half of each other.
An Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl with four legs and three hands on Friday, according to a post from The Daily Mail.
reported that doctors think that the mother, Raju Gurjar, 24, might have been expecting triplets, but at some point in her pregnancy, two of the babies became conjoined. Gurjar also gave birth to a twin baby boy.
The extra pair of legs and arms on the girl are located on her chest and abdomen, and she is surprisingly in stable condition.
Rohitesh Meena, who delivered the babies at a hospital in Rajasthan, said the boy was healthy, but the girl had breathing issues when she was born.
"We put her on oxygen support and her vitals are stable now," he said, adding that they have referred the girl to a hospital in Jaipur that is better equipped to deal with her delicate condition.
An elderly woman in West Sussex, England has been trampled to death by a herd of cattle while out walking her dog.
reported that Hillary Adair, 87, was knocked to the ground and trampled by a herd of Belted Galloway cattle at Linchmere Common and repeatedly attacked by the animals as she tried to stand up. The cows were grazing when something triggered them, making them go "berserk."
Ms. Adair was airlifted from the scene to St. George's Hospital in London and died a week later without regaining consciousness.
At the inquest, testimony was given that this attack came a day after a couple was attacked on the common in a similar manner, which was reported to the owners of the herd. Adair's daughter stated that her mother would have never walked the dog there if she knew the cows were so easily spooked.
Bryony Dillamore witnessed the attack on Adair when she was walking her own dog.
The "Storm Area 51" event came and went with little fanfare on Friday, with only a few dozen people showing up at the remote, secret Nevada test site, reports. A conflicting report from says that the number was closer to 1,500. Despite the facts that no one saw any (real) aliens and that there wasn't a mass effort to storm a military base, it seems as if the few who showed up had a good time.
A few months ago, an internet jokester created the "Storm Area 51" event on Facebook, suggesting that thousands of people show up to the military facility where alien spacecraft and even actual aliens are rumored to be held and try to breach it en masse. The guards couldn't possibly shoot all of them, the jokester said, and once the survivors got past the guards, the attendees would see "some of them aliens."
A U.S. Navy official confirmed on Wednesday that video footage of naval pilots supposedly capturing UFOs on their cameras is real, reports. And at least one former military analyst is suggesting that these sightings are evidence that "we may not be alone."
At this point it bears noting that the word "UFO" probably doesn't mean what you think it means. Colloquially, "UFO" has come to be synonymous with "alien spacecraft." But what it literally means is "Unidentified Flying Object." And indeed, military and commercial pilots all over the world spot "UFOs" every day. However, the vast majority of those UFOs are later identified.
Near Madera, California, an emu led California Highway Patrol on a chase along Highway 99, and eventually, they managed to catch the flightless bird without any injury to people or the animal.
reported that police got a call that an emu was wandering along the highway, and when they tried to wrangle it, the bird gave chase.
CHP spokesman Gregorio Rodriguez said officers received a call shortly before 3 p.m. about an ostrich wandering on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway's southbound lane. When officers arrived, they realized that it was not an ostrich, but rather an emu, much to their surprise.
"Yeah, it really was an emu, but he kept it on the shoulder the whole way until we got to the bottom of the off-ramp," Rodriguez explained.
Just two days after it was installed, the solid gold toilet was stolen from Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill. The toilet, which is the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York with no issues.
reported that one man, 66, is in custody, but he couldn't have worked alone. The palace, which is decorated with treasures and mementos related to the late, great prime minister, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated west of London.
Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Jess Milne released a statement confirming that the toilet is still missing.
"The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice."