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  • ‘Dead babies in jars’ found in basement of old illegal abortion facility

    HANNIBAL, Missouri, February 3, 2012 ( – Criminals say that the most difficult part of a murder is what to do with the body. This was apparently true for an abortionist who operated a clandestine abortion facility from his home more than 60 years ago in the small town of Hannibal, Missouri. Contractors recently hired to renovate the old home discovered in the basement the remains of two tiny babies floating in a preservative solution inside two dusty jars with screw-on lids. “I know they did medical procedures and stuff,” said the property’s owner William C. Neff to “I...
  • Biologists Save Bear Cub Stuck In Jar

    08/15/2010 4:55:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sat, Aug 14, 2010 | JANIE CAMPBELL
    Should have been you, Spencer Pratt!It's the Florida black bear version of the Snow White ride at Disney World: small children, a trip through the forest, someone popping out from behind a tree, and screams. But a bear cub affectionately nicknamed "Jarhead" saved the $80 ticket price by providing his own thrills, and biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commision saved his life by removing a jar that had been stuck on his head for 10 days. And unlike that Disney version, only one childhood was scarred. "I jumped out in front of them like some crazed lunatic and...
  • History Haunts The Plain Of Jars

    12/09/2004 3:10:21 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 764+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2004 | Sebastien Berger
    History haunts the Plain of Jars By Sebastien Berger in Laos (Filed: 09/12/2004) Deep in the mountains of northern Laos is one of the most dangerous archaeological sites ever. The last remnants of an ancient civilisation are next to 30-year-old craters and unexploded US ordnance left by the greatest aerial bombardment of all time. Little is known of the people who carved the huge sandstone containers that give the Plain of Jars its name. The purpose of the artefacts is not known though they are believed to be connected to burial rituals. Archaeologists are mystified by the ancient stoneware containers...