Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weird Stuff From Across the Pond is A'Happenin

Recent storms on Britain's east coast have resulted in four large pieces of lard from World War II washing ashore on St. Cyrus beach in Scotland. The lard is believed to have escaped from the wreck of a merchant vessel that was bombed in WWII that rests at the bottom of the North Sea. She must be working out to shed all that fat (elbow, elbow).  No? ok..



Local, Agnus McHardy, recalls WWII lard washing up on shore from ships in the early 1940's and again in the late 60's or early 70's on the same beach. People would collect it, including his grandma, boil the sand out of it and use it, as lard was not available during the war. Scottish Natural Heritage said the lard is still white and smelled "good enough to have a fry up with." Well, have at it then.

Also, someone in Devon scored waaaaayyyyy more than some free lard. A garden stepping stone that had been in their family for decades ain't no Home Depot garden decor. Unbeknownst to them, it is actually a rare Sri Lankan artifact which is expected to sell for more than $47,500 at auction. This stepping stone, or moonstone, is 8 ft by 4 ft, weighs nearly a ton, and is similar to those found in 400 BC-1000 AD.



In other news: North Korea is trying to kill us again
In other other news: The Taliban said Prince Harry may have "mental problems." lolz

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