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  • Deep-sea giant squid captured on video for first time

    01/09/2013 4:03:31 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    Asahi Shimbun (Japan) ^ | 1-7-2012 | EMI TADAMA
    A team led by Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) has shot the first videos of the elusive giant squid, the largest invertebrate on the planet, in its natural environment.Dubbed the “monsters of the sea,” giant squid can grow up to 18 meters (60 feet) in length. Little is known of the massive creature's ecology as they live in the deepest depths of the ocean.Although photos of giant squid have been taken deep underwater, this was the first time that videos have caught one in action in its normal habitat, NHK said.The public broadcaster said the first videos were shot in July...
  • 74-Year-Old Vacuum Cleaner Still Going Strong

    05/17/2007 8:20:47 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 2,117+ views
    74-year-old vacuum cleaner still going strong Last Updated: 2:05am BST 18/05/2007 When Henry and May Waller decided to buy a vacuum cleaner in 1933, they wanted something that was going to last. So they spent £9 - or two weeks' wages for Henry Waller - on a brand-new Goblin model, which they bought from a door-to-door salesman at their home in Norwich. But the investment paid off because their son, Stanley, is still using the vacuum cleaner 74 years later. He and his wife Sylvia, both 82, store it in their home - and it is still in full working...
  • Excavations Reveal 7,000 Year-Old Harappan Sites

    01/20/2004 3:30:39 PM PST · by blam · 58 replies · 3,830+ views
    Daily Times ^ | 1-20-2004
    Excavations reveal 7,000 year-old Harappan sites Staff Report PESHAWAR: Gandi Umar Khan, around 55 kilometres west of Dera Ismail Khan, is the most important archaeological site of the Indus Valley civilization in the North Western Frontier Province. Gandi Umar Khan is spread over an area of 220 by 200 meters and has a maximum height of 8.5 metres. The site was discovered in 1997 by the University of Peshawar. The Directorate of Archaeology and Museum NWFP conducted an extensive survey of the Gomal Plain in March 2003 and discovered 95 sites out of which exist 53 sites of different periods...