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THE GHOST CLOCK

Located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The description on the plaque says:

"At first glance, Ghost Clock appears to be a grandfather clock hidden by a large white sheet tied with a rope. A close look, however, reveals a masterful deception: this entire sculpture was hand-carved from a single block of laminated mahogany. With meticulous detail, Castle re-created in wood the contours of soft, supple cloth, then completed the illusion by bleaching the “drapery” white and staining the base of the “clock” a walnut brown. This work is the last in a series of thirteen clocks the artist created in the 1980s; unlike the others, it lacks an inner mechanism. Its haunting stillness and silence suggest eternity—the absence of time.”

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JACK THE RIPPER IDENTITY FINALLY REVEALED AFTER 126 YEARS THANKS TO DNA EVIDENCE

DNA evidence has uncovered the identity of Jack The Ripper, and it’s none of the romantic suspects – such as the Queen’s surgeon Sir William Gull, or artist Walter Sickert.

The most infamous serial killer in history has been identified as a relatively underwhelming Polish madman called Aaron Kosminski, who was committed to a mental asylum at the height of the Ripper hysteria.

Kosminski was actually a suspect at the time of the murders, even named by Chief Inspector Donald Swanson in notes the policemen made, but as the myth and legend of the murders grew over more than 125 years, so too did the list of more fanciful suspects.

The breakthrough came when a scientist, using cutting-edge technology, matched DNA evidence on a shawl found at one of the crime scenes with descendants of Kosminski.

Dr Jari Louhelainen, a Finnish expert in historic DNA, was brought in to study a shawl found with Catherine Eddowes, the second-last ‘confirmed’ victim of the Ripper, whose body was discovered in Mitre Square on September 30.

Dr Louhelainen is quoted as saying: ‘It has taken a great deal of hard work, using cutting-edge scientific techniques which would not have been possible five years ago.

‘Once I had the profile, I could compare it to that of the female descendant of Kosminski’s sister, who had given us a sample of her DNA swabbed from inside her mouth.

‘The first strand of DNA showed a 99.2 per cent match, as the analysis instrument could not determine the sequence of the missing 0.8 per cent fragment of DNA. On testing the second strand, we achieved a perfect 100 per cent match.’

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guys this is from the Daily Mail so take his with a pound of salt

this is the same news source that wrote “Stephen Hawking warns the ‘God’ particle could destroy the universe

Hi, it isn’t actually from the Daily Mail, it is from several different sources INCLUDING a bbc news broadcast. (Source) (Source) (Source)

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JACK THE RIPPER IDENTITY FINALLY REVEALED AFTER 126 YEARS THANKS TO DNA EVIDENCE

DNA evidence has uncovered the identity of Jack The Ripper, and it’s none of the romantic suspects – such as the Queen’s surgeon Sir William Gull, or artist Walter Sickert.

The most infamous serial killer in history has been identified as a relatively underwhelming Polish madman called Aaron Kosminski, who was committed to a mental asylum at the height of the Ripper hysteria.

Kosminski was actually a suspect at the time of the murders, even named by Chief Inspector Donald Swanson in notes the policemen made, but as the myth and legend of the murders grew over more than 125 years, so too did the list of more fanciful suspects.

The breakthrough came when a scientist, using cutting-edge technology, matched DNA evidence on a shawl found at one of the crime scenes with descendants of Kosminski.

Dr Jari Louhelainen, a Finnish expert in historic DNA, was brought in to study a shawl found with Catherine Eddowes, the second-last ‘confirmed’ victim of the Ripper, whose body was discovered in Mitre Square on September 30.

Dr Louhelainen is quoted as saying: ‘It has taken a great deal of hard work, using cutting-edge scientific techniques which would not have been possible five years ago.

‘Once I had the profile, I could compare it to that of the female descendant of Kosminski’s sister, who had given us a sample of her DNA swabbed from inside her mouth.

‘The first strand of DNA showed a 99.2 per cent match, as the analysis instrument could not determine the sequence of the missing 0.8 per cent fragment of DNA. On testing the second strand, we achieved a perfect 100 per cent match.’

Source

guys this is from the Daily Mail so take his with a pound of salt

this is the same news source that wrote “Stephen Hawking warns the ‘God’ particle could destroy the universe

Hi, it isn’t actually from the Daily Mail, it is from several different sources INCLUDING a bbc news broadcast. (Source) (Source) (Source)

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FURBIES
A furby is an electronic robotic toy that resembles a hamster or owl. People regard them as creepy, evil and haunted. There are many stories floating around about how they kept talking even after the battery was taken out. They would turn on by themselves and walk around the house.
One person said that it would “laugh maniacally and growl at him” Some feel as if they are constantly being watched by them. According to this BBC news article furbies were banned in National Security Agency premises in Maryland. They believed the toy posed a threat because it can repeat what it hears. 

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FURBIES

A furby is an electronic robotic toy that resembles a hamster or owl. People regard them as creepy, evil and haunted. There are many stories floating around about how they kept talking even after the battery was taken out. They would turn on by themselves and walk around the house.

One person said that it would “laugh maniacally and growl at him” Some feel as if they are constantly being watched by them. According to this BBC news article furbies were banned in National Security Agency premises in Maryland. They believed the toy posed a threat because it can repeat what it hears.