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Friday, 17 June 2005

Britons braced to grasp nettle - and eat it

London - A handful of hardy souls will descend on a quiet English village this weekend to stuff their mouths full of stinging nettles in a bizarre competition which started as an argument in a pub.

Combatants will gather at The Bottle Inn in Marshwood, south-west England, on Saturday night to take part in the 9th annual World Nettle Eating Championship.

Source: IOL,
June 17 2005

Thursday, 16 June 2005

Drive-by spooking

Have you experienced any spooky phenomena while driving near the ancient Badbury Rings site close to Wimborne?

Did your arms become locked at the wheel for a couple of seconds? Or has a wing mirror suddenly cracked for no reason?

A local researcher is asking car drivers to contact him if they have noticed any strange happenings on certain key roads in east Dorset.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Thursday 16th Jun 2005
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