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I found a MUL-T-LOCK key cycling back from work today near one of the coastal caravan parks (I can't remember which park) .. it's also called an Integrator (both descriptions followed by a circled R registered trademark R) .. I'm imagining it's an updated old school skeleton key ? .. I'll take it to the local locksmith the next day off I can get and if it's dodgy, if so, I'll hand it in to the nearest rozzer .. if it isn't that dodgy, I'll nail it to the inside of our work's shed smoke room for a laugh along with other weird shit I've been nailing there (any further info from forum members will be gratefully grabbed) :

https://www.mul-t-lock.com/en/site/...atforms/mechanical-key-platforms/integratorr/

 

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There are multiple lost items being found in this Minneapolis building - including a monkey with a weird but plausible back story ...

'Mummified monkey' found in Minneapolis department store
The "mummified" remains of a monkey have been discovered by workers redeveloping a former department store in the US state of Minnesota.

The dead creature was found in the ceiling of the old Dayton Department Store building in Minneapolis.

A spokeswoman for the building project said they were working with local museums to trace the origins of the spider monkey, as theories fly.

A nearby town's mayor suspects his dad stole the critter in the 1960s. ...

The "'perished primate' revealed itself in a ceiling" ...

Some ... suggested the monkey may have come from a pet store which was on the eighth floor of the 116-year-old building.

Regan Murphy, the mayor of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, believes his late father was to blame for the animal's disappearance.

The suburban Minneapolis mayor says that in the 1960s his dad Larry Murphy and a friend stole the simian from the pet shop. ...

Both men have since died, but the widow of the elder Murphy says he was known for monkey shines in his youth. ...

"Monkeys are not house broken," she explained.

"The monkey was discovered by [the friend's] mom, and she said 'Absolutely not. Can't have it, can't keep it."

The two teenagers brought the monkey back to the shop and released it, according to Murphy family lore.

Other curious items have been found in air ducts and in ceilings during the building's renovation, including papier mache Easter eggs and a stolen wallet that was recently returned to its owner.
FULL STORY: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43730803
 
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Now this is an interesting find, I hope to get to the screening.

Dawson City: Frozen Time + Intro

  • Saturday, June 9 at 4 PM - 7 PM
    Irish Film Institute (IFI)
    6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2,



    This Screening will take place on International Archives Day, and will be introduced by Kasandra O’ Connell, Head of IFI Irish Film Archive.

    Bill Morrison’s extraordinary documentary pieces together the true history of a collection of 533 films dating from the 1910s to the 1920s, lost for over fifty years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool in Dawson city, deep in the Yukon Territory.

    Using these permafrost protected silent films and newsreels, archive footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, and accompanied by an enigmatic score by Sigur Ros collaborator Alex Somers, Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection from its exile, burial, rediscovery and restoration.
 
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Abandoned and Ruinous, Underground or Lost & Found?
WW2 bunker found under Middlesbrough back garden.

A hidden World War Two bunker has been discovered under the back garden of a house in Middlesbrough.
Chris Scott was having his Marton Avenue home renovated when he decided to investigate what he thought was a drain cover.

But it turned out to be the entrance to a concrete-lined, two-room bunker, big enough for more than 50 people.
The married father-of-one, 40, said he plans to turn the bunker into a wine cellar or an office.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-44226852
 

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'Hero' diver finds Kate Sunley's stolen prosthetic leg

Sounds like she left in on the bank whilst swimming & found it missing on her return.

Diver Neil Richmond travelled 100 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed to look for Kate Sunley's leg in the River Tees. She said she loves swimming because she doesn't need her leg and can "be like everybody else".
It was found underwater about 10ft away from where she left it in Preston Park, Stockton-on-Tees.

Why you'd want to go swimming in the Tees I don't know. Mr Richmond said he could only see a couple of inches in front of his mask, so "did it all by touch".

"It's probably the worst dive I've done in the Tees in the last 12 months. It was like diving in cold coffee"
 

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This strikes me as more Lost & Found than Medical Mysteries ...

This Woman Lost Her Contact Lens. Doctors Found It in Her Eyelid 28 Years Later.
Nearly three decades ago, a 14-year-old in the United Kingdom got hit in the eye during a game of badminton and lost her contact lens. No big deal, right? Well, 28 years later, doctors found the missing contact … embedded in a cyst in her left eyelid.

It's not like the woman was looking for it the entire time, though. Instead, at age 42, she visited an ophthalmologist for what she thought was an unrelated problem: Her left eyelid had been swollen and drooping for about six months, and doctors could feel a small lump under the skin, according to a report of her case, published Aug. 10 in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

An MRI revealed a "well-defined" cyst, measuring 8 by 4 by 6 millimeters (0.31 by 0.16 by 0.24 inches), just above her left eye. The doctors then surgically removed the cyst.

Once the cyst was removed, however, it broke open, revealing an extremely fragile hard contact lens inside. ...
FULL STORY (with photos): https://www.livescience.com/63333-contact-lens-eyelid.html
 
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Only took 18 years!

A woman has got her stolen wallet back 18 years later after it was handed to police with her driving licence along with a prized picture of Eric Cantona, still inside.

It disappeared when Joanne Beaven's handbag was pinched from a hotel in St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

A police officer said the wet and muddy item was posted through the station's letterbox on Sunday.

He traced her through the address on her then provisional driving licence.

Unsurprisingly, cash that had been inside was missing, but the dog-eared photo of retired footballer Cantona could still be seen.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45219485
 
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A turnip for the books.

A gold ring that was lost in a vegetable garden 12 years ago has been found on a carrot dug up for dinner.

Lin Keitch, 69, from Monkton Heathfield near Taunton, Somerset, noticed it while washing her home-grown vegetables.

It had been a 40th birthday present from her husband Dave, and was lost by their daughter.

The couple believe the carrot grew through the ring. Ms Keitch said it was a "chance in a million" discovery.

"Dave dug up the carrots and left them outside the back door," she said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-45220825#
 

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Block of Berlin Wall emerges from central city undergrowth

A previously hidden section of the Berlin Wall has been discovered in the heart of the German capital.

The 20-metre piece lay undisturbed for almost 30 years, obscured by vines and graffiti in a quiet side street in the Mitte district.

This June the unremarkable block of concrete was spotted by a keen-eyed group of locals who suspected it for what it really was: a piece of the Berlin Wall, the barrier that divided the city for 28 years.

“It’s odd to think you can still find a bit of undiscovered Wall in the middle of Berlin,” said the city councillor for urban development Ephraim Gothe, who found the section while leading a monthly neighbourhood walk.
 

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Lost WWII plane finally due in UK
An American fighter plane will be arriving in Britain from the United States next week - 65 years after taking off.
The P38 Lightning was one of eight aircraft forced to land in Greenland after encountering bad weather while en route to the UK in July 1942.

The planes became buried under 300ft of ice but 15 years ago the remains of one, renamed Glacier Girl, were dug up.

"Sixty five years ago this July, six American P38 fighter planes and two B17 bombers took off from the east coast of the United States to make the long journey to Britain and so on to Germany.

"These aircraft made up one small part of Operation Bolero, the historically important build-up of allied aircraft in Britain championed by President Roosevelt.

"Already well into their journey, the eight aircraft encountered atrocious weather conditions over Greenland and, with fuel running low, the crews had no choice but to attempt a difficult landing directly on to the snow and ice of Greenland's glaciers.

"Miraculously, all 25 crew members survived the landings and, after a few cold days awaiting rescue, were returned safely back to the States." ...
The search project continues ...

A second P-38 from the 'Lost Squadron' has been located - this time in a more expeditious manner involving a drone ...

'Lost Squadron' WWII Warplane Discovered Deep Beneath a Greenland Glacier
Searchers have located the wreck of a P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft buried deep within a glacier in Greenland, more than 70 years after a lost squadron of U.S. warplanes crash-landed on the ice there during World War II.

The search team plans to dig and melt the rediscovered warplane out of the glacier next summer — and the searchers hope that their techniques can locate other World War II air wrecks in the region, including some that carried MIA (missing in action) U.S. airmen. ...

The rediscovered fighter has been identified from its crash site as P-38 "Echo", piloted by Army Air Corps Lt. Col. Robert Wilson.

Wilson and the other airmen from the lost squadron warplanes were rescued from the ice, but other U.S. servicemen whose planes crashed in the same area were not so fortunate.

"It's Greenland's 'Bermuda Triangle' … the weather there shifts in a matter of minutes," ... "As a pilot, you can clearly understand why there were so many difficulties in that area."
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/63423-lost-squadron-unearthed-greenland-glacier.html
 

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The Other Side of the Wind has finally been unleashed in Venice!

Orson Welles' last feature has been dangled so many times over the last twenty years and then withheld that its public unveiling can only be an anti-climax. As this reconstruction uses only a fraction of the footage shot, the arguments may continue for some time. Will there be a Bluray with the outtakes as Extras? That might be its ideal destination!

How many screens are ever likely to show it in the present climate? :dunno:
 

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It's been funded by Netflix, in an attempt to look more cineaste-friendly rather than the supplier of endless chewing gum for the eyeballs for bingewatchers, so that platform will be its destination. Their stuff sometimes makes it to disc, so you never know.
 

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Stolen status of a raptor (of the dinosaur persuasion) found ...

Police find stolen raptor sculpture two years later
Australian police executing a search warrant in a drug investigation ended up recovering a dinosaur statue stolen two years earlier.

The Queensland Police Service said investigators in Albany Creek searched the property and discovered marijuana, steroids, various controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and a fiverglass raptor sculpture.

The sculpture was found to have been stolen in 2016 from the Hill Veterinary Surgery in Eaton.

"The dinosaur will not face any charges and has been returned to its rightful owner," police said.

Two men were arrested during the raid.

Allan O'Grady of Hill Veterinary Surgery said the raptor was badly damaged and will need some repairs before it can be returned to its perch atop the practice's sign.

"She's in a sorry state as when they stole her they broke the feet and the toes," O'Grady told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/0...sculpture-two-years-later/8091537379154/?sl=8
 

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Eight year old girl finds a 1,500 year old sword in Swedish lake by stepping on it. No tetanus shot required ...

Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden
An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer.

Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in Jönköping County.

The sword was initially reported to be 1,000 years old, but experts at the local museum now believe it may date to around 1,500 years ago.

"It's not every day that you step on a sword in the lake!" Mikael Nordström from the museum said.

The level of the water was extremely low at the time, owing to a drought, which is probably why Saga uncovered the ancient weapon.

"I felt something in the water and lifted it up. Then there was a handle and I went to tell my dad that it looked like a sword," Saga told the Sveriges Radio broadcaster.
SOURCE: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753455
 

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She's got the right name for it, though she should really have stayed underwater and waited to proffer it to a worthy knight!

Girls today! :sstorm:
 

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Victorian Films in Imax Recreation.

Anyone who enjoys, say, the detail in Shorpy's prints from old camera plates should not be too surprised to learn that large-format moving pictures were a thing before the triumph of 35mm as standard. Now the technology is available to scan surviving materials at 8K and project them on the Imax screen. These one-minute glimpses of a lost world boast of amazing detail and depth-of-field. :yay:
 

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I'd find this happy ending more enjoyable if they'd bothered to explain where the missing wallet had been hidden during its 4-year MIA interval ...
Wallet lost on roller coaster turns up four years later
A Pennsylvania man said he received an unexpected call from Hersheypark saying workers found the wallet he lost on a roller coaster four years ago.

Jon Anson said his wallet became a family joke after falling out of his pocket on the Skyrush roller coaster at the theme park in Hershey. ...

"It has become our running family joke," Jen Anson told WHTM-TV. "We don't go to Hersheypark and don't mention the missing wallet."

The couple said they were shocked when park officials called them recently to say a maintenance crew had found the wallet.

The family said the wallet still had all of its contents intact, but was a bit the worse for wear. ...

Jon Anson said the wallet still contained all of his credit cards and other items, including a book store gift card with a remaining $25 balance and a Starbucks gift card with $0.87 left on it.

"It restores your faith in humanity a little bit that things will be found...that people will turn something in and someone will follow through with their job and call you," Jen Anson said. ...
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/1...ster-turns-up-four-years-later/7791543944060/
 

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Sometimes the missing object is finally recovered with more than it had when lost ...
Lost wallet returned with an extra $40
A South Dakota man who lost his wallet on a flight to Las Vegas said the missing object was returned to him with a note and a bonus $40.

Hunter Shamatt said his wallet had $60 cash inside it, as well as a check for about $400, when he lost it on an Omaha-Denver Frontier Airlines flight he was taking en route to ... Las Vegas.

He said the wallet's contents were boosted when it arrived in the mail about a week later with a letter.

"Hunter, found this on the Frontier flight from Omaha to Denver -- row 12 seat F, wedged between the seat and the wall," the note read. "Thought you might want it back."

"I rounded your cash up to an even $100 so you could celebrate having your wallet back. Have fun," the finder wrote.

Shamatt's mother, Jeannie, posted about the incident on Facebook, and the post eventually helped the family find ... the mystery man who returned the wallet.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/11/26/Lost-wallet-returned-with-an-extra-40/9061543246783/
 

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When I was in junior school we had a class day out to the beach (mid 1970's).

Bear in mind that I was somewhere between six and nine so I can only give you my impression of what I saw, to the best of my recollection. I can't give any more detail other than what follows.

Amongst the rocks I found a stick with a head. Memory says it was a jester's head but - given my young age - that might be a confusion with TV series Rentaghost. I am fairly convinced it was a jester though.

The stick was black, wooden and didn't seem like a toy. It felt almost like unburnt charcoal. I guess it was maybe 18 inches long and a single piece.

I took it home and my Mother said it was grubby and made me throw it away.

If it was a jester's head, anyone any idea what it might have been?
 
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Adrift for more than eight years.

Yacht spotted near Kangaroo Island off South Australian coast after being abandoned by 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland in 2010

Eight and a half years after it was abandoned in the middle of the Indian Ocean when 16-year-old solo sailor Abby Sunderland had to be rescued in rough seas, a yellow yacht named Wild Eyes has been found floating upside down off the coast of South Australia.

The 40-foot yacht was encrusted with barnacles, the signature eyes on the hull scratched and faded. Its mast snapped off in the wild weather that forced Sunderland’s rescue midway through her world record attempt to be the youngest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe in 2010.

Sunderland, who said she saw the footage of the rediscovered yacht on the news, said she was “very emotional”.

https://www.theguardian.com/austral...cid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__010319
 
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