Bizarre UFO Cloud

At first glance it looks like aliens have landed in an enormous flying saucer, or that this mountain has somehow managed to take off and is breaking the sound barrier. But the explanation is more terrestrial and less technical. The extraordinary sight is nothing more than a rare cloud formation known as a ‘lenticular cloud’ – or simply a cap cloud. The bizarre lens-shaped formation happens when moist air flows over mountains – such as Klyuchevskaya Sopka mountain in far east Russia, where the spectacular photo was taken. The breathtaking shot was taken by keen photographer Ivan Dementievskiy, 35, who captured the stunning moment while on a photo tour in the region earlier this year.” w/ photos

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Obama Fried Chicken Forced To Change Name

A fast-food restaurant in China has had to change its name from Obama Fried Chicken to UFO after KFC threatened legal action, saying the logo infringed on its trademark rights. The restaurant sign mimics KFC’s famous Colonel Sanders logo – but instead of the colonel, it’s Barack Obama dressed in a bowtie and suspenders, accompanied by the tag-line: ‘We so cool, aren’t we?’ The owners were forced to change the name from OFC, but the copyright-infringing logo still remains. The restaurant, which serves hamburgers, chicken pieces and chips, was set up in Beijing by 3 university students. One of the owners, Zhu Baolai, decided to change the name after he became concerned that KFC would pursue their threat of legal action against the shop. Zhu revealed he was the architect of the original Obama logo, but it was not his intention to violate any copyright laws. The college student opened UFO with 2 of his fellow pupils in order to support their families. KFC were said to be very unhappy with the Beijing restaurant.” w/ photo

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Police Dog Jumps 60ft Off Parking Deck

Keej the canine had finished posing for photos Tuesday on the roof of a downtown parking garage when, instead of getting back into his McLean County squad car, he leapt off the five-story building. ‘My first thought was, ‘He’s dead.’ I didn’t even have time to say his name. I will never forget him leaping that wall,’ said Deputy Jon Albee, who rushed downstairs to find the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois walking into the garage after hitting the roof and windshield of a car. Tina Braden of Peoria was returning from the adjacent McLean County Law and Justice Center when she saw several officers standing near her Kia Amanti. She feared for the worst when she saw the extensive damage and learned of the dog’s 60-foot fall. Albee and the dog’s veterinarian say Keej suffered some bruises but no serious injuries. He will be off work for about five days.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Shocking Historical Firsts

“In 1872, the world’s first international football match was played in Glasgow between Scotland and England, which ended in a 0–0 draw. In 1930, the first FIFA World Cup was won by the host nation, Uruguay. In 1973, Secretariat became the first racehorse to finish the Kentucky Derby in less than 2 minutes, a time that remains the best in Kentucky Derby history. The Maxim gun was the first self-powered machine gun, invented by the American-born British inventor Sir Hiram Maxim in 1884. As you can see, there are literally thousands of historical firsts across a wide range of topics. This article will focus on ten that you haven’t read before. I tried to select shocking events that are relevant to current world trends.” w/ photos

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