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Estrada, very appropriate, it means road...

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'Hitler's alligator' dies in Moscow Zoo
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Saturn the alligator was a star attraction at Berlin Zoo before the Second World War
An alligator rumoured to have belonged to Adolf Hitler has died at Moscow Zoo.

The 84-year-old reptile was found by British soldiers in Berlin after the Second World War and handed to the Red Army.

Called Saturn, the alligator was taken to the Soviet capital and lived at Moscow Zoo since 1946.

Known to have been a pre-war star attraction at Berlin Zoo in Nazi Germany, the story also circulated that the reptile had been in the Führer’s personal pet collection, as suggested by famous Russian writer Boris Akunin.

Dmitry Vasilyev, a veterinarian at Moscow Zoo, said there was no doubt that Hitler admired the alligator.

Saturn lived until the 75th anniversary of Hitler’s defeat earlier this month.

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The animal was rumoured to belong to Adolf Hitler's personal pet collection

The alligator was born in the wild in Mississippi in 1936 before being caught and shipped to Berlin Zoo

There is mystery over the Saturn’s whereabouts after Berlin was bombed from November 1943.

He was eventually found by British soldiers three years later.

One theory is he “hid in basements, dark corners and sewage drains”, another that he was in the menagerie of a senior Nazi.

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The alligator lived out its days in Moscow Zoo after the war

In the early 1990s, Saturn witnessed the Soviet collapse and reports said he had “tears in his eyes” when tanks shot the nearby Russian parliament because it “reminded him of the bombing of Berlin”.

Saturn was the longest resident of Moscow Zoo, several times cheating death.

A slab of concrete fell from his the alligator’s aquarium in the 1980s narrowly missing him.

A cruel visitor threw a stone at his head - requiring months of medical care.

When a new aquarium was built, Saturn went on hunger strike for four months in protest.

He did the same in 2010 - for a year - but eventually started eating again.

An obituary by Moscow Zoo said: “Saturn is a whole era for us.

“This is not the slightest exaggeration.

“He arrived after the Victory (in the war) - and met its 75th anniversary.

“It is a great happiness that each of us could look into his eyes.

“He saw many of us as children.

“We hope we did not disappoint him.”

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/hi ... id=BHEA000

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Accident with motorized sofa - police searches for driver

Küllstedt: A accidant with a motorized sofa happend near Eichsfeld in Thüringen said the police. Someone converted a motorcycle and a sofa into a weird vehicle. In front of the handlebar was a sofa placed. The vehicle who had a license plate drove into a dig between Kefferhausen and Küllstedt where the driver and maybe a co-driver might got hurt. 4 testify told the police about the accident, but the driver aswell the co-driver were not to be found. The police is now searching for them

Obviously a non-floating sofa in the midst of eastern germany :wink:

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Bigfoot Is Selling His California Home,
According to a Creative Real Estate Listing

Michele Debczak
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When Bigfoot isn't lurking in the woods, he's apparently reading, baking, and practicing social distancing in his home in the California Redwoods. At least that's what's depicted in a new real estate listing spotted by Laughing Squid. The post also suggests that Bigfoot is looking for a change, and the cryptid's former home can be yours for just under $1 million.

The house for sale at 5649 Hillside Drive in Felton, California, has a lot to offer, with five bedrooms and three baths spread out over 1872 square feet. In case that wasn't enough to entice buyers, the sellers also held a Bigfoot photo shoot to show off the property.

The images featured in the listing show a person in a Bigfoot costume enjoying the secluded sanctuary. According to the photos, he uses the home's ample deck space to play the ukulele and read the paper with his coffee. Indoors, he can be seen reading a book about edible mushrooms, baking cookies, and doing yoga in the workout room. Bigfoot also appears to be obeying his state's social distancing guidelines, with pictures showing him chatting with a friend on a video call and wearing a face mask.

While this particular property may not be home to a real Bigfoot, the California Redwoods are considered the Bigfoot capital of the world. The region is the site of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum, and numerous Bigfoot sightings have been reported there over the years.

If you're interested in living like a sasquatch, you can contact the house's agent through Zillow. The home is listed for an asking price of $999,000.

h/t Laughing Squid

go here for Bigfoot pics :arrow: https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/offbeat/ ... id=BHEA000

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A treasure chest hidden in the Rocky Mountains for a decade has finally been found
By Alicia Lee, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/us/forrest-fenn-rocky-mountains-treasure-chest-found-trnd/index.html
Updated 9:38 PM ET, Sun June 7, 2020

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Forrest Fenn, an art dealer whose self-published memoir hinting at a buried treasure has sent thousands of treasure hunters to scour the New Mexico wilderness, at home in Santa Fe on June 17, 2016.

(CNN)Thousands of brave souls have ventured into the Rocky Mountains for the past decade, searching for a treasure chest filled with gold, rubies, emeralds and diamonds.

But that adventure has finally come to an end. The treasure has been found.

Forrest Fenn, the 89-year-old art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt, made the announcement Sunday on his website.

"It was under a canopy of stars in the lush, forested vegetation of the Rocky Mountains and had not moved from the spot where I hid it more than 10 years ago," Fenn wrote in his announcement. "I do not know the person who found it, but the poem in my book led him to the precise spot."

The treasure was found a few days ago by a man who did not want to be named, Fenn told the Santa Fe New Mexican. He noted, however, that the man was from "back East" and that he confirmed his discovery by sending Fenn a photograph of his newfound riches.

The treasure, estimated to be worth over $1 million, was a way for Fenn to inspire people to explore nature and give hope to people affected by the Great Recession, he said.

Clues leading to the treasure's location were included in a 24-line poem published in Fenn's 2010 autobiography "The Thrill of the Chase."

Fenn estimated that as many as 350,000 people from all over the world went hunting for the treasure, according to the New Mexican. Some quit their jobs to fully dedicate their lives to the hunt and some even died.
"I congratulate the thousands of people who participated in the search and hope they will continue to be drawn by the promise of other discoveries," Fenn said on his website.

CNN's Madeline Holcombe and Chris Boyette contributed to this report.

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:lol:

One of my cousins took a year out of an eighteen Month overseas trip to search for "that" treasure.....
he's going to be sooooo pissed :lol: I can't wait to tell him, his dad called it "the lost year" :lol:

From an early age his nickname was Diamond Mike which, after the Global Financial Crisis hit
depreciated to Goldie or Indy (Indiana Jones). When he was seven or eight, his tentacle of
the family holidayed in the South Island, one of the many tourist activities was panning for gold,
they had a go and, as legend has it, Lil' Mikey got a little mad at being the butt of a joke,
he's the youngest of four whaddya gonna do, anyway he stormed off to his own part of the
tourist gold panning stream and within minutes he found a diamond and a lifelong obsession.

At the time the diamond was mistaken for some kind of quartz, which Mikey loved,
he's seven it's a diamond.

A year or so later his oldest sister began working for a jeweler, eventually she took
along Mikey's "diamond" and it was verified as being a $12,000.00 stone!(1970's NZ$s)

So Diamond Mike was born, when he was thirteen "The Diamond ran away from home,
travelled some 1,600 kilometres from the hell hole that is Auckland to a secret location
near Arrowtown in the South Island to prospect for gold on a claim that he had staked,
under his fathers name.

He wasn't missed as he was supposed to be away for a week on a school trip.
He got back emaciated and a day late but was able to bluff his way through.....

Two Months later his cover was blown at a college parent teachers meeting,
"such a shame Michael couldn't make the class trip"
Grounded Forever.....

Shortly thereafter a government department contacted his father
about registering "his" mining license with the inland revenue,
Grounded Forever and ever.....

Indy's travelled the world seeking his fortune, he did a stint in South Africa, was lucky to get out alive
single and aids free. Allegedly Australian opal seeking proved to be lucrative, three out of the four
times he gave it a go, was lucky to get out alive and single, despite the two marriages and two
divorces to the same person and is still allegedly, aids free.....

Indy's still prospecting in his spare time, or whenever there's a earthquake anywhere down south,
within hours he'll be there sucking silt with his Mine-O-Matic 2000 on eleven.....

Good luck Mikey

one day you'll move out of aunty Isobel's garage.....

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
:lol:

One of my cousins took a year out of an eighteen Month overseas trip to search for "that" treasure.....
he's going to be sooooo pissed :lol: I can't wait to tell him, his dad called it "the lost year" :lol:

From an early age his nickname was Diamond Mike which, after the Global Financial Crisis hit
depreciated to Goldie or Indy (Indiana Jones). When he was seven or eight, his tentacle of
the family holidayed in the South Island, one of the many tourist activities was panning for gold,
they had a go and, as legend has it, Lil' Mikey got a little mad at being the butt of a joke,
he's the youngest of four whaddya gonna do, anyway he stormed off to his own part of the
tourist gold panning stream and within minutes he found a diamond and a lifelong obsession.

At the time the diamond was mistaken for some kind of quartz, which Mikey loved,
he's seven it's a diamond.

A year or so later his oldest sister began working for a jeweler, eventually she took
along Mikey's "diamond" and it was verified as being a $12,000.00 stone!(1970's NZ$s)

So Diamond Mike was born, when he was thirteen "The Diamond ran away from home,
travelled some 1,600 kilometres from the hell hole that is Auckland to a secret location
near Arrowtown in the South Island to prospect for gold on a claim that he had staked,
under his fathers name.

He wasn't missed as he was supposed to be away for a week on a school trip.
He got back emaciated and a day late but was able to bluff his way through.....

Two Months later his cover was blown at a college parent teachers meeting,
"such a shame Michael couldn't make the class trip"
Grounded Forever.....

Shortly thereafter a government department contacted his father
about registering "his" mining license with the inland revenue,
Grounded Forever and ever.....

Indy's travelled the world seeking his fortune, he did a stint in South Africa, was lucky to get out alive
single and aids free. Allegedly Australian opal seeking proved to be lucrative, three out of the four
times he gave it a go, was lucky to get out alive and single, despite the two marriages and two
divorces to the same person and is still allegedly, aids free.....

Indy's still prospecting in his spare time, or whenever there's a earthquake anywhere down south,
within hours he'll be there sucking silt with his Mine-O-Matic 2000 on eleven.....

Good luck Mikey

one day you'll move out of aunty Isobel's garage.....

This kind of collecting certainly gets in a person's blood. I'm only an occasional rock hunter but know the thrill of finding a large unexpected gemstone. Not that I ever had any intention to go looking for it, but even I was a little disappointed that this had already been found.

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People of color won't be required to wear masks in an Oregon county

By Scottie Andrew, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/24/us/oregon-county-people-of-color-mask-trnd/index.html

Updated 7:15 PM ET, Wed June 24, 2020

(CNN) People of color are exempt from an Oregon county's mask mandate over concerns about racial profiling.
Lincoln County, Oregon, requires most residents to wear face coverings in public settings, indoors or outdoors. The overwhelmingly White county will not require non-White residents to wear them if they fear harassment, the county said this month.

It's one of the first counties in the US to exempt people of color from wearing masks to prevent racial profiling.
Also exempt are people with disabilities or medical conditions whose breathing would be obstructed by a mask and children under 12, though children ages 2 through 12 are still encouraged to cover their faces.

Lincoln County, home to nearly 50,000 residents, is almost 90% White and less than 1% Black, census data shows. But it's also home to the Siletz Reservation and a growing population of Latino residents.

The county's directive diverges from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's mask guidance, which requires residents in seven counties to wear masks in indoor public spaces without exemptions for people of color.

When the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended in April that all Americans wear masks in public, many Black and Latino Americans didn't feel comfortable following its advice. In their cases, wearing a mask could make others perceive them as criminal, activists and educators told CNN in April.

"This [wearing a mask] seems like a reasonable response unless you just sort of take American society out of it," Trevor Logan, an economics professor at Ohio State University and a Black man, told CNN. "When you can't do that, you're basically telling people to look dangerous given racial stereotypes that are out there."

It's a "lose-lose" scenario, ReNika Moore of the ACLU's Racial Justice Program told CNN in April, because either way, Black Americans feel endangered.

And they've shouldered the brunt of the coronavirus. Initial data shows that Black Americans are dying at disproportionately higher rates than other ethnicities.

The American Public Media Research Lab estimated that Black Americans' Covid-19 mortality rate is 2.3 times higher than the rate for White and Asian Americans.

The CDC's advice came almost two months before protests erupted around the US after George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were killed by police, though many demonstrators have worn masks while protesting.

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Locally, along with a few statues being earmarked for removal, we have a number of items
that have rapidly become culturally insensitive due to the current global BLM movement.....

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Eskimo Pies are at least $2.50 these days.....

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the eskimo lollies are a favorite

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and so are these afghan biscuits.....

PS: Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, have been regularly
beheading Colonial statues and chopping down flagpoles since the 1800's.....

Understandable, considering many of the people represented were personally
responsible for the murder of family members of direct dependents, who now
live with his statue as the focal point of their village.....

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Sounds like an April Fool's joke - I don't think you can fool apes by dressing like a girl. They don't do clothing.

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The bit about cancer also makes it unlike to be true...

Check edit: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-b ... e-village/

Fake, sorry, I was not vouching for it, but definitively found it weird... :evil:

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The Golden Girls episode removed from Hulu over blackface joke involving Rue McClanahan and Betty White

By Deirdre Simonds For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:10 EDT, 28 June 2020 | Updated: 18:49 EDT, 28 June 2020

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8468741/The-Golden-Girls-episodes-removed-Hulu-blackface-joke.html

Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls for a blackface joke, which featured stars Rue McClanahan and Betty White wearing mud masks, according to Deadline.

In the episode, Mixed Blessings, which aired in 1988, Dorothy's (Bea Arthur) son Michael (Scott Jacoby) announces his intention to marry an older Black woman, despite his mother's hesitations about their significant age difference.

Michael girlfriend's girlfriend, Lorraine, and her family arrive, shortly after Blanche (McClanahan) and Rose (White) have applied a dark brown mud masks.

'This is mud on our faces, we’re not really Black ,' Rose says, as she attempts to break the tension.

Later in the exchange, Lorraine's mother voices her disapproval of the interracial union because she doesn't want her daughter to tie the knot with 'a skinny white boy.'

When Dorothy expresses she isn't keen about the pair's relationship, Lorraine's mom Greta (Virginia Capers) asks, 'Oh ya, why? Do you have something against black people?'

'Of course, not! And, I resent the insinuation! Why we firmly believe that all men are created equal,' says Dorothy's pal Blanche Devereaux, while appearing next to Rose Nylund in blackface.

Rose quickly interjects to say, 'That's a bunch of baloney.'

As everyone in the room looks horrified, she jokes they should turn on the television and watch 'a white person dance down the line on Soul Train.'

'Race is not even an issue, your daughter is twice my son's age,' Dorothy fires. 'What can a woman in his forties possibly have in common with a boy in his twenties?'

Blanche quickly replies, from across the room, 'Sex!'

Greta goes on to tell her daughter she doesn't mind the age difference, but urged her to date a young Black man, instead.

Rose attempts to stop the fighting by reminding the families that the couple is in love and suggests, 'We should be celebrating, not arguing whether or not it's right!'

'Can we all join hands and sing a chorus of the 1968 song Abraham, Martin and John?' Rose asks, referring to a song created to honor Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

'Is she for real?' Greta asks, while Dorothy confirms her friends' eccentric behavior is sincere.

'Frightening isn't it? Dorothy answers.

The hit sitcom, which ran from 1985–1992, joins a number of popular television shows that have episodes being taken down or edited due to characters in blackface.

Others have included 30 Rock, Community and The Office.

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Johnny Depp ended marriage to Amber Heard after she allegedly defecated in their bed, court hears
Johnny Depp tells a libel trial he thought the "defecation incident" was "a fitting end to the relationship".

https://news.sky.com/story/johnny-depp-ended-marriage-to-amber-heard-after-she-allegedly-defecated-in-their-bed-court-hears-12025641

Friday 10 July 2020

Johnny Depp decided to end his marriage with Amber Heard after she allegedly defecated in their bed, a court has heard.

During another day of lurid evidence at the Hollywood star's high-profile libel action against The Sun, the court in London heard more details about "the defecation incident" at their LA penthouse.

Depp rejected assertions from Sasha Wass QC, representing News Group Newspapers, that it was Boo, one of the couple's two Yorkshire terriers, who "had problems with her toilet habits" and had pooed on the bed.

He had previously told the court he thought Heard "or possibly one of her friends" was responsible, with Heard allegedly describing it as "just a harmless prank".

Mr Depp said on Friday the dogs "were very well trained", adding that it was "a mystery" who defecated in the bed "and it was not left by a three or four-pound dog".

Here are some of the key moments from day four in court:

An audio recording was played in court which Ms Wass said showed Depp "playing with a knife" and threatening to cut himself in front of Heard
Depp said he threatened to cut himself because "I thought that's what she was doing anyway"

The couple rowed after Depp arrived late at Heard's 30th birthday party in April 2016 after being given some "rather unfortunate news" about his financial affairs

The actor claimed he went to bed and was reading when he was confronted by Heard "venting how upset she was that I was so late for her birthday dinner and that I had made a fool of her and that I didn't care and everybody was talking about how awful it was of me to do such a thing and it ramped up and became aggressive... she was very, very angry"

Ms Wass accused Depp of throwing a magnum of champagne at Heard, which missed and the bottle smashed. Depp denied that had happened

She then accused the actor of grabbing Heard by her hair and pushing her on to the bed. Depp denied this

Ms Wass accused Depp of throwing a mobile phone at Heard's face when he went to their LA penthouse to collect some belongings on May 23 2016, which he denied

Heard was at the property with a friend, Mr Tillett Wright, who told her to call the police and also sent a text to another friend, Raquel Pennington, saying Depp was attacking Heard. Depp said the messages were "a choreographed hoax"

Depp called Heard a "spoiled brat" in a text message the next day, told her "the purity of whatever was, has been gone for a long time" and that he he would "never be able to understand how I fell in love with you", adding: "All you wanted was to make me f****** miserable"

He sent a message to Heard's agent Christian Carino which said he wanted her replaced on Warner Brothers' Aquaman sequel

Depp said he had gone from "Cinderella to Quasimodo in 0.6 seconds and I was without a voice at that point"

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They could play each other with Alice Copper narrating.....

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Judge Judy presiding

Johnny Depp has already penned the songs for the soundtrack
to be performed by none other than The Hollywood Vampires

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Deja Vu Love Boutique Man Brazenly Steals 3-Foot Dildo Caught on Video!!!

https://www.tmz.com/2020/07/21/thief-steals-dildo-las-vegas-three-feet-tall-forty-pounds-moby-dick/

7/21/2020 12:30 AM PT

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Here's a real jaw-dropping crime, even in Sin City -- a man making off with a humongous dildo without paying, and even though the whole caper's on camera ... it might be tough to nail this guy.

We're told the suspect struck July 14 in broad daylight, and surveillance footage shows him calmly strolling into the Deja Vu Love Boutique in Las Vegas ... and walking out with the massive sex toy slung over his shoulder.

This is not your average dildo ... it stands a whopping 3-feet tall, weighs in at an impressive 40 pounds and goes by the name Moby Dick. Not quite what Herman Melville had in mind, we're guessing, but ya get the point: the suspect is packing! Big time.

According to the police report, the guy -- whose ID was concealed by a face mask -- crammed the phallus into a white car, similar to a Dodge Caliber, and made a clean getaway.

It's a pretty lucrative haul ... Moby goes for a cool $1,200, retail.

Deja Vu is now offering a cash reward for any info leading to Moby Dick's return. Little incentive for all you amateur Ahabs out there.

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German nudist chases wild boar that stole his laptop.
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FBI investigating pilot's report of 'guy in jetpack' flying 3,000 feet in air near planes at LAX

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https://www.foxla.com/news/fbi-investigating-pilots-report-of-guy-in-jetpack-flying-3000-feet-in-air-near-planes-at-lax

LOS ANGELES - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an American Airlines pilot reported seeing a mystery person in a jetpack flying high above Los Angeles, right in the path of incoming jets at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday evening.

Editors Note: Ater the airing of this story, LAPD Media Relations Officer Lopez gave FOX 11 updated information into this incident.

"The FBI is aware of the reports by pilots on Sunday and is working to determine what occurred," a spokesperson told FOX 11 on Tuesday.

When it comes to accuracy and detail and reliability, you’d probably rank airline pilots right up there. So, when an American Airlines pilot reported via radio to the control tower seeing a "guy in a jetpack" as he was approaching LAX at about 3,000 feet and ten miles out for a landing, you had to give it serious credibility, as unlikely as that may be.

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A second pilot also saw it.

Is it possible? Based on research, jetpacks can fly that high, but is it likely? Common sense would say no, but again, it’s an airline pilot reporting it, with "visual flight rules" meaning plenty of visibility, and it wasn't dark yet.

You’d think anyone with the technical and financial ability to do something like that would also realize not to do it in LAX's flight path.

Could it be some internet or social media stunt? That’s one theory some have suggested.

No one has come forward to say they were for some reason flying a jetpack, and normally the promotional or fun videos we’ve seen of them are much lower, aimed at vacationers or thrill-seekers who blast off with a pack attached to their backs for a few seconds of low-level flight. Flying this dangerously high in the sky is not typical.

Efforts to find out more from the pilot went nowhere, and representatives from American Airlines told FOX 11 to contact the FAA.

The FAA told us they turned the report over to the LAPD for investigation, possibly trying to locate the person via a helicopter or ground patrol.

According to the LAPD, they did receive information from the FAA the day of the incident and did a flyover in the area and were not able to locate anyone that matched that description.

Two retired pilots who currently teach and consult on aviation safety say they would absolutely believe the pilot in that situation, given their "trained eyes" and visual awareness.

The pilot estimated the jetpack was only about 300 yards out of his window.

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For now, it’s a mystery on many levels. Maybe it was a mylar balloon or a small helicopter. Years ago a man in a lawn chair flew aloft with dozens of helium balloons tied to it.

All this is a very puzzling and a potentially dangerous mystery, as you can imagine the consequences of that kind of mid-air collision.

If you have any information related to this story, please call the LAPD.

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Watch: British inventor sets world record for fastest trash can

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By Ben Hooper

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/09/29/Watch-British-inventor-sets-world-record-for-fastest-trash-can/7011601389698/

Sept. 29 (UPI) -- An event in Britain saw new land speed world records being set for two unusual vehicles -- a wheelchair and a motorized trash can.

The Straightliners Land Speed Record event at the Elvington airfield, near York, England, saw various vehicles take to the runway in an attempt to set new land speed records.

Andy Jennings, 28, a design engineer, showed up with one of the more unusual vehicles of the event -- a motorized wheelie bin trash can.

Jennings said Guinness World Records set a goal of 30 mph to take the record for the world's fastest trash can, a goal he exceeded by reaching 43 mph in his unusual vehicle, which was constructed with a motorcycle engine and parts from a mobility scooter.

Jason Liversidge, 44, also set a record at the event by taking his custom-built electric wheelchair to 67 mph, breaking the previous 62 mph speed record for a motorized wheelchair.

Video: https://youtu.be/r3xMK0tk9l4

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Person Flying With Jetpack Spotted Near Los Angeles International Airport, Again

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Planes are not the only things flying over Los Angeles International Airport these days. A person wearing a jetpack has been spotted flying the friendly skies twice in two months.

A person was spotted soaring high above Southern California using a jetpack.

Again.

On Wednesday, for the second time in six weeks, an unidentified person was seen flying using a jetpack near Los Angeles International Airport. It's unclear whether this is the same individual who was recently spotted wearing a jetpack near the same airport.

This time around, the jetpack was flying 6,000 feet in the air.

China Airlines crew members reported the sighting Wednesday afternoon about 7 miles northwest of the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration told NPR.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it "alerted local law enforcement and will look into the report." The FBI is also investigating "multiple reports" from witnesses, FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller told NPR.

No one is allowed to fly in the airspace near airports without authorization from air traffic control, an FAA spokesperson told NPR. That includes those sporting jetpacks.

On Aug. 30, two airline pilots reported a person flying with a jetpack at about 3,000 feet near LAX, according to the FAA.

"We just passed a guy in a jetpack," a pilot told an air traffic controller on Aug. 30.

The controller went on to inform another pilot and couldn't help commenting on the strangeness of the situation:

"Only in LA."

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Brazilian Senator Caught Hiding Cash Between His Butt Cheeks: Police
Reps for Chico Rodrigues have not yet commented on the cash allegedly found down his pants.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chico-rodrigues-cash-butt-cheeks-brazil_n_5f887603c5b681f7da1f9093

BRASILIA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian Senator Chico Rodrigues was caught in a police raid with money hidden between his butt cheeks on Wednesday, a judicial source briefed on the matter told Reuters, amid an investigation into the misuse of COVID-19 response funding.

In the senate, Rodrigues represents the state of Roraima and has also been chosen as deputy leader for the agenda of the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, who won the presidency campaigning heavily on ending the corruption of previous governments.

Rodrigues confirmed in a statement that his house was raided, without giving details. He denied wrongdoing and said he had been clean throughout his 30 years in politics.

His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the cash allegedly found down his pants, an incident that was widely reported in major Brazilian newspapers, citing unnamed sources.

The federal police declined to comment, citing the confidentiality of the investigation. In a statement on Wednesday, the police said they had carried out raids as part of an investigation into the possible misuse of congressional funding directed to the health secretary in Roraima to pay for the COVID-19 response.

On Thursday, Bolsonaro said the police raid was evidence that his government was fighting graft.“There is no corruption in my government and we fight corruption, whoever it is,” he told supporters outside his official residence.

Bolsonaro’s anti-graft credentials have faltered since the presidential campaign. His former justice minister Sergio Moro, an immensely popular ex-judge who was known for his tough stance on corruption, resigned earlier this year, alleging Bolsonaro had sought to interfere in a police investigation for personal gain, an allegation Bolsonaro denies.

The president’s son is under investigation for graft in Rio de Janeiro.Bolsonaro and his son deny wrongdoing.($1 = 5.6107 reais)

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