Louis XVI's Bloody Cloth Auctions For $24,400

A bloodstained cloth allegedly belonging to Louis XVI, the French king who was beheaded after the 1789 revolution, on Wednesday fetched a staggering 19,000 euros ($24,400) at a Paris auction.Kept in a miniature coffin, the cloth was estimated to go under the hammer for between 4,000 and 6,000 euros.The 20 cm by 16 cm (8.9 by 6.3 inches) fabric was accompanied by a handwritten piece of paper that said: "The precious blood of Louis XVI, 21 January 1793" -- the day he was guillotined in the heart of Paris.The Coutau Begarie auction house said the cloth had been scooped by a French collector wh

Pancake The Cat Is Probably The Coolest Cat Ever

Our childhood pet was a cat named Snowball whose two special tricks were hiding behind the refrigerator and disappearing for weeks on end.

Sometimes we would think that Snowball was hiding behind the refrigerator, and then it would be a couple of days, and we would start worrying that Snowball had died behind the refrigerator, and then a week later she would show up and be mad that there wasn't food waiting for her.

Pancake's not like that. You want a cat like Pancake. Here's why.

Saudi court said to order criminal to be surgically paralyzed

DUBAI (Reuters) - Amnesty International has condemned a reported Saudi Arabian court ruling that a young man should be paralyzed as punishment for a crime he committed 10 years ago which resulted in the victim being confined to a wheelchair. The London-based human rights group said Ali al-Khawaher, 24, was reported to have spent 10 years in jail waiting to be paralyzed surgically unless his family pays one million Saudi riyals ($270,000) to the victim. ...

British class system alive and growing, survey finds

LONDON (Reuters) - British people can now aspire to and despise four new levels of social classes, according to a new survey conducted by researchers in partnership with public broadcaster the BBC. The Great British Class Survey found that the prevailing notions of a system comprised of the Upper Class, Middle Class and Working Class only related to a slice of the UK population, when analyzed according to income, assets, social connections and social activities. ...

Kayakers paddle alongside erupting volcano (VIDEO)

In the new "Star Trek" movie, Spock traverses an active volcano. It looks like pretty heralding stuff, but still, it’s only a movie—and three real-life adventurers have done it for real. According to the video above, posted by Barcroft TV, three documentary adventurers paddled their kayaks alongside an active volcano—even stepping out for a hike [...]

‘Vadering’ takes the Web by Force

Who among us hasn’t daydreamed about performing the infamous “Vader choke” on someone? For those who haven't, a quick primer: In the "Star Wars" saga, Darth Vader uses his Force abilities to choke another person (usually one of his inept colleagues) into submission. And now, “Vadering” has become the day's most-popular Internet meme, with thousands [...]

Stay classy, U.K.: ‘Class calculator’ tells people where they fit into British society

The British social class system isn’t what it once was, and most people would say that’s a good thing. Nonetheless, unofficial economic and cultural tiers still exist in the country. To address the ever-evolving stratification in the U.K., the BBC has launched its Great British class calculator. The online tool lets people (even Americans) find [...]

Saudi court said to order criminal to be surgically paralyzed

DUBAI (Reuters) - Amnesty International has condemned a reported Saudi Arabian court ruling that a young man should be paralyzed as punishment for a crime he committed 10 years ago which resulted in the victim being confined to a wheelchair.

British class system alive and growing, survey finds

LONDON (Reuters) - British people can now aspire to and despise four new levels of social classes, according to a new survey conducted by researchers in partnership with public broadcaster the BBC.

Hitler's mad plan for death star

NAZIS had Star Wars plan for a giant solar-powered gun that could destroy enemy cities by frying them alive and make oceans boil.

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