Ugandan’s NASA Program?

This is the Ugandan aircraft that Africa hopes will thrust it right into the space race. Constructed amidst the rubble of his mother’s backyard, ambitious Chris NSamba believes the African Skyhawk will lead to his continent launching its first astronaut into orbit. The African Space Research Programme founder has been helped by 600 volunteers in partially achieving the first stage of his dream – the creation of the plane that will penetrate the edge of space by flying at 80,000ft. And once the African Skyhawk has had a successful test flight sometime next year, the 28-year-old plans to turn his hand to building the continent’s first space shuttle. He firmly believes it will launch in the next ‘four to six years’. But given the condition of his project at the moment, he might be advised to buy a gigantic rubber band to help it on its way.” w/ photos

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Baby Bulldog

“Look at his little butt and legs! My eyes are bleeding from the cuteness.” — Xmoeshie147

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How Much For A 30 Second TV Ad

“In the United States a 30 second television ad on a Wednesday night averages between $64,000 and $502,900, depending on the network. Let’s take a quick look at what else you could do with half a million dollars.” — goustelevision

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Thieves Nabbed By A Trail Of Pine Needles

Police followed a trail of pine needles to nab Grinch-style thieves who stole more than 100 Christmas trees. Officers swooped on a van to get to the root of the crime, after the hapless thieves were caught on camera at Notcutt Garden Centre in Tonbridge Road, Pembury. They had smashed two CCTV cameras, but were unaware covert cameras were still monitoring them during the raid. In a scene straight out of the Special Branch files, police cars cut off all exits around the site after security staff reported the incident. Officers then moved in – catching one thief attempting to escape, and finding two more hiding in bushes. Officers then followed a trail of pine needles to the thieves’ van, where 138 Christmas trees of various sizes, as well as 48 boxes of Christmas lights and two wheelbarrows were found stacked nearby, ready to be loaded. The haul was worth almost $9,383.” w/ photo

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Top 20 Heirloom Vegetables

“Heirloom vegetables are vegetables that are not cultivated for public consumption, or sold to the public… These plants have instead been handed down by families and cultures as the name suggests, and their species have been carried on for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. This just means that there are literally thousands of varieties of vegetables that you have probably never even thought existed. For instance, did you know that the oldest records of carrots (pre 900AD) is from Afghanistan and was anything but orange? In fact it is believed that orange carrots were created from a mutation by the Dutch to honor their royal family in the 1700s. In this list we will take a look at some of these strange, lost vegetables, all of whose seeds can be purchased online. I have not done the list in any special order, as there is really no choosing which is better when it comes to such awesome vegetables.” w/ photos

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