Jesus Found In Sock

It might have been a case of divine intervention, or simply a crease, but Miss Crane from Orpington was convinced she had found the image of Christ. She was so surprised by the likeness she even built a shrine to the disheveled item of clothing. She said: ‘I’d left the washing out to dry overnight – and it had probably been sitting there a bit too long when I noticed the face in the sock. ‘I called my boyfriend over straight away – we could both clearly see the face of Jesus in the sock. There is a straight-on face, and a side profile too – we couldn’t believe it. ‘I immediately took some pictures to show our family and friends – they all thought it was hilarious. ‘We think it’s a bit of a sign – but for what we don’t know.” w/ photo

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Deep Space’s Evil Eye

Images from three Nasa telescopes seem to have unearthed a scowling eye in deep space – but it’s actually a nearby galaxy – NGC 4151 – with gas interacting with the growing black hole at its center. The white ‘pupil’ is the black hole – and the red ‘brow’ is hydrogen, a gravity-warped structure at the galaxy’s heart that includes material falling towards its center. The blue is X-rays which scientists are studying to understand how such black holes interact with the gas around them. ‘It looks like a really evil eye to me,’ the blog Gizmodo said this week. ‘It’s a photo of the central region of NGC 4151, a spiral galaxy 43 millions light years away from Earth.” w/ photo

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The Olive Oil Scam?

“It is hard to imagine Italian mob bosses discussing the next shipment of olive oil, but according to a new book, the age-old olive oil business is the most corrupt in the recipe book. Tom Mueller spent months in Italy investigating the subject for Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. There he learned that the industry is so badly taken advantage of by fraudsters and crooks, it is possible that the last bottle of olive oil you bought didn’t contain olive oil at all.” w/ photos

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Top 25 Extremely Strange Wedding Traditions

“The one thing every human society has in common is marriage. It doesn’t matter how isolated or backwards it is, if you stick around long enough then you’ll find yourself at something at least resembling a wedding. That being said, it will almost certainly not be what you expect. In fact it is likely to be gross, confusing, terrifying, or any mixture of the three. But as you read this list of strange wedding traditions just think to yourself – who’s the weird one?” w/ photos

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