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July 27th, 2012

Game On! 2012 London Summer Olympics Begin

The wait is finally over as the 2012 London Olympics are set to begin today. Actually, some of the sporting events began a while ago, such as the basketball and soccer matches. But according to the official 2012 Olympics Schedule, the grand opening ceremony starts today, Friday, July 27, 2012 at 4pm EDT. Queen Elizabeth II will participate in declaring that the Olympic games have formally begun as part of the three and one-half hour spectacle, which hopes to rival that of the 2008 games in Beijing, China. Is London and the rest of the UK ready?

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June 3rd, 2012

Big Ben′s Renaming for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

Is it true that the British Parliament is considering Big Ben′s renaming to Elizabeth Tower? Today kicks off the 4-day Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II rule of the UK. Sunday’s festivities center on a 1,000 boat pageant on the River Thames. So in honor of her reign as queen, the Parliament has majority support to rename the clock tower which houses the historic clock, an icon of both London and England itself, after her Royal Majesty. Some 331 British MPs have agreed to the move, which reflects when King′s Tower of the Palace of Westminster was renamed Victoria Tower during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. It was 60 years ago today that Queen Elizabeth II went through her coronation following the death of her father, King George VI, though she actually became Queen when he died on February 6, 1952.

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April 21st, 2012

Lost Spitfires Found in Burma

Image finding a squadron of 20 lost British Spitfires, found buried in Burma, in essentially factory-fresh condition, still in their shipping crates from 1945! But that is exactly what has happened to aviation buff David Cundall, who is a farmer by trade. The rare and famous fighter planes have been located after 67 years. With some diplomatic help from David Cameron and Number 10 Downing Street, these 20 aircraft will soon be joining the other 35 remaining relics of World War II. Cundall, 62, has spent some 15 years and about $200,000 searching for these planes. After a dozen trips to Burma, Cundall will soon be realizing a dream come true! The Royal Air Force enthusiasts can thank Cundall, as well as the leaders of Myanmar, President Thein Sein and former political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar, as Burma is now called, has been steadily becoming more free, especially as they seek financial help from the European Union.

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March 11th, 2012

Gov’t Letter: Dear Dead Guy, Please Reapply for your Benefits

Only a government can be this stupid. A family in Bristol City, England received a nice letter from the government informing their brother that, while they know he’s dead and everything, they are cutting off his benefits. But the letter was happy to inform the dead man that he could reapply for benefits later.

The letter was sent to the home of Steve Hutchings who died on Feb. 22 from brain cancer. Apparently he had been trying to get benefits on and off and was having trouble getting the government to approve of the benefits. But the late Feb. letter denied him once again. Reason: death.
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January 17th, 2012

2012 Olympic Secrets Lost – London Terror Scare?

A Metropolitan police officer inadvertently left documents with 2012 Olympic secrets lost on a commuter train. Scotland Yard recovered the documents, which may have included some security details, from another commuter from Kent. The secret material was turned over to a newspaper, then restored to officials. Scotland Yard is investigating the entire matter. The 2012 London Olympics are considered to be a high profile target for any terrorist plots. While it is uncertain who has had access to the documents, it is obvious that some details will need to be changed.

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October 28th, 2011

Prince Charles a Vampire? Related to Vlad the Impaler?

Is Prince Charles a vampire? The heir to the British Throne claims that he is related to Vlad the Impaler, the Romanian scoundrel who inspired Bram Stoker to write his novel, ′Dracula′. According to the Associated Press, Prince Charles says that genealogy shows that he is related to old Vlad. Could this explain why the prince has done work to protect the forests of Romania and to stop the construction of the Dracula Land theme park in the Transylvania region? Or is Prince Charles playing trick-or-treat early this year for Halloween?

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October 6th, 2011

School Bans Hand-Raising, Kids to Give ‘The Fonz’ Instead

The Burlington Junior School in East Yorkshire, England is now known as the school that bans hand-raising. Instead, if they want a teacher′s attention, school children must give ′The Fonz′, a thumbs-up, to be called upon. Parents when asked about the new policy think it is ′just daft′ that pupils may no longer raise their hands. But teachers say the hand raising ban will lead to calmer classrooms. In a similar scenario, a teacher in America banned his students from saying ′God Bless You′ when somebody sneezes. The argument being that it was becoming too disruptive. Have schools and teachers gone off the deep end of reason and sanity?

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September 27th, 2011

SS Gairsoppa Silver Treasure – Shipwreck Worth $240 Million

The SS Gairsoppa silver treasure is one of the largest precious metals finds in history. The British cargo ship was sunk by a German U-boat during World War 2. The British cargo ship carried 200 tons of silver, worth about $240 Million dollars at today′s prices. The Odyssey Marine Exploration found the vessel some 4,700 meters deep in the North Atlantic Ocean. They were awarded an exclusive salvage contract by the UK Ministry of Transport in 2010 to recover the cargo from the shipwreck. Technology including remotely operated vehicles (ROV), unmanned submarines, as well as side-scanning sonar examined the wreck site for some 2 months once the ship was located says company president Mark Gordon. Andrew Craig, who will head the recovery operation as senior project manager, says that it should take 3 months to completely remove all the silver. Under the contract agreement, Odyssey Marine will keep 80% of the recovered treasure, with the UK government getting the remainder.

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