"A web of intrigue surrounds a gruesome discovery in a 19th century attic
– where a large tarantula skin, potentially contaminated with asbestos,
has been found. The shock find was made during a routine survey by
Cardiff asbestos specialists Kusten Vorland.
...Although it had been assumed Katie had stumbled on a dead tarantula,
when we showed the evidence to Cardiff Reptile Centre, they said the
bagged exhibit was just a shed skin - meaning the spider, thought to be
a Chilean Rose Tarantula, could still be at large."
"The state of Mississippi has officially ratified the 13th amendment to
the U.S. Constitution, a long overdue motion to abolish slavery that
originally began more than two centuries ago on December 6, 1865, but
was never completed, according to the latest discovery by University of
Mississippi professor Ranjan Batra and anatomical material specialist
Ken Sullivan. The two academics apparently started looking into the
status of the 13th amendment after watching Steven Spielberg's
Oscar-nominated Lincoln and after learning that the ratification
had never passed, they contacted Mississippi's secretary of state who
arranged the passage of the bill which took place earlier this month on
The thoughts of Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf Should I be worried that the top Google result (update: in October of 1994) for Relentlessly Optimistic is to the former Iraqi Information Minister?
That's somewhat offset by the fact that the #3 link is to Sponge Bob Square Pants.