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It's claimed the wreckage of Korean Air Flight 858 - downed by a terrorist bomb in 1987 - has been found in the ocean.
Report: Wreckage found likely bombed Korean Air flight

A South Korean television network says the wreckage of Korean Air Flight 858, which exploded midair on Nov. 29, 1987, may have been found in the Andaman Sea near Myanmar following a yearlong investigation.

MBC reported Thursday the plane carrying 115 passengers and crew, bombed by North Korean spy Kim Hyon-hui, was never recovered following the attack.

The wreckage was detected using a 3D sonar. The South Korean television crew focused on an area after local fishermen spoke of a "large object" located about 164 feet beneath the water's surface.

The crew was able to identify a 33 foot-long wing-shaped object in the shadows of the seabed. An object that appeared to be an engine was also found, according to the report.

The fuselage of a plane, measuring about 90 feet long, was nearby as well, MBC reported. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-...-bombed-Korean-Air-flight/7141579792035/?sl=1
 

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I'm not sure I've ever seen e weirder chain of events leading to recovering a lost dog ...
Woman sees missing dog on beer cans promoting shelter dogs

A Florida brewery that recently began placing shelter dogs’ faces on beer cans helped reunite a Minnesota woman with her dog, Hazel, who went missing three years ago.

Earlier this month, Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton teamed up with the Manatee County Animal Shelter to turn beer cans into adoption flyers for shelter dogs. Monica Mathis of St. Paul, Minnesota, told KSTP that she couldn’t believe it when she spotted Hazel’s face on a beer can that had been photographed and posted on social media. ...

Mathis saw the post and something about one dog’s eyes caught her attention.

“Oh my gosh that looks like my dog, I think that’s my dog,’” Mathis said. But the featured dog’s name was Day Day.

Mathis contacted the shelter, which needed proof that Day Day was in fact Hazel.

“I sent everything I could find — all the pictures so I could stop an adoption process from happening because I could’ve lost her again,” Mathis said.

Mathis said she was living in Iowa when Hazel disappeared in 2017.

“She was on a leash outside and I went to get her and she was gone from our yard,” Mathis said. She searched, called shelters, but never found the dog.

She said she has no idea how the dog got to Florida.

Then, a new job took her to Minnesota. Several years went by until she saw the beer can campaign on Jan. 24.

The shelter confirmed that Day Day is Hazel.

“I was amazed, I was crying. An emotional wreck,” Mathis said.

Mathis said animal services couldn’t immediately find her because the contact information on Hazel’s microchip was out of date. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/f48b9643614a219f1f26fce7aa053f21
 

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Piece of missing sculpture resurfaces in antiques store 50 years later
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The Los Angeles library that originally hosted the Well of Scribes sculptures has now offered a $10,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of the two pieces still missing.
Los Angeles library offering $10,000 reward for long-lost sculpture pieces

A California library is offering a $10,000 reward for information about the whereabouts of two long-lost sections of a sculpture.

The Well of Scribes sculpture was installed in front of the Los Angeles Central Library in 1926, and went missing in 1969 when a parking lot was installed in its former home.

A piece of the sculpture turned up in 2019 in an Arizona antique store, but two sections of the sculpture remain missing.

The library said the pieces may have been melted down for their bronze, but the recovery of the piece in Arizona gave fresh hope that the other two might still be intact.

The library is partnering with Alta Magazine to offer the $10,000 reward for information about the current whereabouts of the lost pieces.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...ong-lost-sculpture-pieces/4651580928062/?sl=6

More information (including rules and conditions for claiming the reward) can be found at the Alta magazine website:

https://altaonline.com/10000-reward-for-lost-well-of-the-scribes-sculpture/
 

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Boy diving at a hot spring in Idaho finds a wedding ring lost almost half a century ago, and which is now reunited with its original owner ...
Boy, 7, diving at hot spring finds wedding ring lost in 1970s

The operators of a hot spring in Idaho said a 7-year-old boy diving for treasure found a wedding ring that was lost in the late 1970s.

The Trinity Hot Springs in Paradise said in a Facebook post that a 7-year-old guest named Theo was diving for hidden treasures at the bottom of the water when he came up with a diamond ring. ...

Trinity posted about the find on its official Facebook page, saying there were no wedding rings recently reported lost at the resort.

Sherrie McClure Lowery replied to the post, saying she had lost her wedding ring at Trinity in the late 1970s. She included a photo of the ring, which the resort confirmed was the same item found by Theo.

"That treasure was buried for over 40 years! So amazing!" Lowery wrote.

Trinity told Rebecca Bloom, Theo's mother, that the boy would be rewarded with a 1 Year Annual Membership for him and an adult.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...edding-ring-lost-in-1970s/8251581526741/?sl=6
 

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Missing Mix-Tape Found In Art Exhibition:

A music fan has been reunited with a cassette tape she lost while on holiday 25 years ago after it washed up on a beach hundreds of miles away.

Stella Wedell was 12 when she took the tape on a Spanish holiday to listen to songs by the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Shaggy and Bob Marley on her Walkman.

Wedell, from Berlin, lost the tape either on the Costa Brava or in Mallorca and was astounded when she spotted it a quarter of a century later in an exhibition by the British artist and photographer Mandy Barker, who specialises in creating pieces out of plastic marine debris.

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https://www.theguardian.com/environ...ars-after-losing-it-art-plastic-marine-debris
 

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Girl loses cassette mix tape (remember them?!) on holiday in Spain 25 years ago – and came across it when she saw it an art exhibition in an exhibit made of plastic rubbish. An example of plastic's durability is that the tape, after some technical work, was still playable. For some reason I love stories like this.

https://www.theguardian.com/environ...ars-after-losing-it-art-plastic-marine-debris
Just now mix tapes were being discussed on Desert Island Discs. Zoe Ball and her then boyfriend sent one to each other. She later realised that she'd sent a DJ a mix tape, which seemed a small faux pas.

This connection was also mentioned on t'BBC R4 news as I was driving home earlier. It's an endless recursive spiral.
 

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I treasure each and every mix that's been given to me :itslove:

Apart from the one from the man who was on the same excavation as me but on a different area. Don't think we spoke directly apart from general "morning!" and "pass the pepper please" level.

some months later he turns up at University with flowers and wine, apparently under the impression that "we" were a thing and that I'd be delighted to see him. Had him escorted away by campus security.

A couple of days after that I got a call from the Reading Uni medical service. The doctor thought it might help his patient if I was willing to engage with why we broke up. Gave the doctor an earful about accepting one version of things. Heard no more.

Decades later, I got an FB contact from him reminiscing about "our wonderful summer together" and saying he forgave me and understood. Reported it and blocked him (which makes me vanish from FB as far as that login of him is concerned.

Maybe 5 years after that I got a contact from someone who claimed that this chap had died from kidney cancer (which seemed to check out as far as I could) and that he'd left instructions that I should be notified and that all of his most personal possessions were left to me. I blocked without responding.

Urgh :( I'm sorry I remembered that. But /in general/ mix tapes were well good! :D
 

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Maybe 5 years after that I got a contact from someone who claimed that this chap had died from kidney cancer (which seemed to check out as far as I could) and that he'd left instructions that I should be notified and that all of his most personal possessions were left to me. I blocked without responding.
:wtf:
I'd be wondering exactly what those most personal possessions were. My guess would be a pile of scrapbooks full of pictures of you, annotated with times/dates and certain suggestions.
 

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I'd be wondering exactly what those most personal possessions were. My guess would be a pile of scrapbooks full of pictures of you, annotated with times/dates and certain suggestions.
Well quite! :eek:

If it had been a traceable business that contacted me about it I'd have given it a whirl. Via PO box or something lololol.

But strange unidentifiable correspondent on the net? I don't think so!
 

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I've lost my avatar and just have this pink square now. Guess I must have accidentally knocked something when I was typing a reply to something but can't seem to cut and paste anything to replace it.
Wish my mind worked in a more technical manner.
 

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I've lost my avatar and just have this pink square now. Guess I must have accidentally knocked something when I was typing a reply to something but can't seem to cut and paste anything to replace it.
Wish my mind worked in a more technical manner.
Hi iris, maybe I'm not the best person to help you as I'm new at this sort of thing but try clicking on your name on the blue band at the top of page, click profiles, click on your avatar, click browse and you might have a choice from your computer, worked for me.
 

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I've lost my avatar and just have this pink square now. Guess I must have accidentally knocked something when I was typing a reply to something but can't seem to cut and paste anything to replace it.
Wish my mind worked in a more technical manner.
Iris:

Off hand, I don't recall what your avatar was.

As a temporary measure I've installed a pic of an iris (as in "eye").

I can't tell what it was you did that voided or deleted your prior avatar, but you did it circa 10:43 pm Friday evening (your time).

You can upload your old avatar again if you have a copy on your computer.

Otherwise, if you can post an image you'd like to use (e.g., here, as an attachment to a post) I can resize it if necessary and install it.
 

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A high school class ring lost in Maine in 1973 turned up in Finland recently.
Class ring lost in Maine turns up nearly 50 years later in Finland

A Maine woman who lost her then-boyfriend's class ring in 1973 was reunited with the precious item after it was found buried in a park in Finland.

Debra McKenna, 63, said her then-boyfriend, Shawn, gave her the Morse High School ring before he headed to college in 1973 and she accidentally left it in a bathroom at the Porteous, Mitchell & Braun Co. department store in Portland only a few months later.

McKenna and Shawn married in 1977 and remained together until he died in 2017 after a long fight with cancer.

The woman said the ring was long forgotten when the Morse High School Alumni Association received a message from Marko Saarinen, who explained he had found the ring buried under 8 inches of dirt while he was using his metal detector in a forested park in Kaarina, Finland.

The ring bore the name of the school and the initials "S.M.," which the alumni association determined could only have been Shawn McKenna. ...

Saarinen put the ring in the mail and McKenna received it this week.

McKenna said she does not know how the ring ended up in Finland. She said her husband spent some time in the country, but it was 20 years after the ring was lost.

"Shawn used to say there's no such thing as coincidences," McKenna said.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...50-years-later-in-Finland/7441581706167/?sl=6
 

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Thankyou tuco and EnolaGaia. I had looked at the top and browsed but could only find photos which are not suitable.
I rang my daughter and she said I need to put a picture there so that I can browse it or wait till she comes next.
This happened after the power went out after a really loud thunderclap and I was trying to
put all the clocks back to normal, having messed up the oven time with set cooking time.
Thankyou Enola, I will leave the picture for the moment as it's better than the pink square until I can find a nice one of the flower.
 

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Iris:

I couldn't remember if your prior avatar featured an iris (flower).

I've installed an iris (flower) avatar to serve as a placeholder.
 

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Thanks EnolaGaia I quite like this one so will leave it on as I don't think I will ever find the original.
Thankyou very much for taking the time to do this for me.
 

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I once gave my wife a mix tape when we were seeing each other but not engaged or married. She thought that the songs were a romantic subtle message until she got to the last song. "Waving My Dick In The Wind" by Ween. Thankfully she burst out laughing on the bus.
 

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Here's the heart-warmer / tear-jerker story of the day ...

But seriously ... This may be a record length of time for a lost and re-discovered dog (14 years). I don't recall any other lost dog stories spanning more than a decade.

I wonder if the original owner will try to contact the other 2 owners who'd had microchips implanted in Remington during his long odyssey ...
Texas family reunited with lost dog 14 years later

A Texas family whose dog disappeared during an outside bathroom break 14 years ago were reunited with the now elderly canine thanks to a rescue group.

Aaron Webster said the Yorkshire terrier, Remington, disappeared from the fenced-in yard at his parents' house in 2006.

"We know he was stolen. Maybe a hawk grabbed him, and he got away. We'll never know," Webster told KTRK-TV.

Webster and his wife put up posters and searched for the dog for weeks, but they had no leads.

The family heard nothing about Remington until Feb. 1, 2020, when Webster received a call from Saving Hope, an animal rescue group in Fort Worth.

The rescue told Webster an elderly Yorkshire terrier had been found with a microchip bearing his contact information.

"This seems impossible," Webster told the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Webster and one of his sons visited Saving Hope and it became clear that the animal was Remington. The dog was now blind in both eyes, was missing teeth, had matted fur and was underweight, but it was the long-lost pet.

Saving Hope said Remington was found on the street by a Fort Worth Animal Control officer. The dog had three microchips, indicating he had been living with other owners at various times, but the rescue decided to contact Webster because his information was on the first microchip implanted.

"If I could ask for anything, it would be to have 24 hours to talk to Remington about what happened in all that time. What happened when he disappeared? Who did he live with? I know he didn't spend 14 years on the street," Webster said. "But at the end, it wasn't good. He was abused, and he's skittish. He's starting to come around."

Webster said veterinarians said Remington is still healthy enough to have a decent quality of life, so his family has decided to welcome him back into their home.

"This dog has been through hell," Webster said. "But we felt like if we could bring him into our home and give him a peaceful existence for however much longer he has, he deserves that."
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...h-lost-dog-14-years-later/6611581958629/?sl=2
 

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A sophisticated Soviet spy radio set in pristine condition - not the sort of thing one expects to dig up at the site of a Roman villa ...
Sophisticated Soviet spy radio discovered buried in former forest in Germany

Archaeologists digging for the remains of a Roman villa near the German city of Cologne have found a sophisticated Soviet spy radio that was buried there shortly before the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The spy radio was buried inside a large metal box that was hermetically sealed with a rubber ring and metal screws. Although the radio's batteries had run down after almost 30 years in the ground, the box hissed with inrushing air when it was opened.

"Everything in the box was carefully encased in wrapping paper — it is a factory-fresh radio," said archaeologist Erich Classen from the Rhineland Regional Association (LVR). ...

The buried box and the hidden radio were found in August 2019 by a team of archaeologists digging near what was once a path through the Hambach Forest, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of Cologne, in an area earmarked for an open-cast lignite mine and now cleared of trees.

They expected to find fragments from a Roman-age settlement thought to have been built in the area, and so they were surprised when they instead unearthed a pit and the metal box.

"We think the radio will work if a new battery is available, but we didn't try," Classen said. "Restoration work was not necessary." ...

The radio has been identified as a model R-394KM transmitter and receiver — code-named "Strizh," meaning "Swift" — that was manufactured in the Soviet Union in 1987. ...

The scientists suspect agents would have used the spy radio to send secret reports back to the Soviet Union about observation of the Jülich Nuclear Research Centre, about 6 miles (10 km) west of where it was found; or of the military air base at Nörvenich, about the same distance to the southeast, where U.S. Pershing nuclear missiles were based until 1995. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/soviet-spy-radio-discovered-germany.html
 

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Curious... a ring lost in Maine in 1973 turns up recently... in a forest in Finland:
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No explanation as to how it crossed the Atlantic (or the North Pole, maybe). The lady who lost the ring is delighted, so it's a story with a happy ending, at least.
 
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