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Developers revamp sleepy Italian town to tempt bargain-hunting Brits

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Buy a luxury home in Italy for the same price as a London HOUSEBOAT: Developers revamp <b>...</b>
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Built in the 9th Century along the ancient route linking Spoleto, Norcia and Assisi, it's a walled hamlet with a look-out tower surrounded by a cluster of ...
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Italian ghost town revamped to create luxury development for buyers Abandoned hamlet Castello di Postignano given a spruce upLuxury homes sale for £127,000, the same as a west London narrowboat Old prison cells, barns and classrooms also transformed by builders Luxury pads cost less than two-bed house in Cardiff and flat in SalfordBy Silvia Marchetti For Mailonline Published: 03:03 EST, 28 May 2015 | Updated: 04:19 EST, 28 May 2015 Want a luxury home in Italy for the same price as a London houseboat, a one bedroom flat in Salford or a two bedroom house in Cardiff?Developers of a ghost town i...

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2,400-year-old bongs used by kings to smoke cannabis and opium are dug up in Russia

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2400-year-old bongs used by kings to smoke cannabis and opium are dug up in Russia
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... belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic warrior race who ruled large swathes of Europe and Asia between the 9th century BC and the 4th century AD.
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They look quite different to today’s smoking devices (Picture: 1TV)Two ‘bongs’ which were used by tribal chiefs to get high have been discovered in Russia. But rather than the cheap plastic things teenagers buy down the market, these bongs are made of solid gold. Archaeologists found thick black residue in the bongs, and determined that they were used to smoke cannabis and opium in a ceremonial setting. It is thought the impressive implements belonged to the Scythians, a nomadic warrior race who ruled large swathes of Europe and Asia between the 9th century BC and the 4th century AD. This me...

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Why Would The USDA Get Involved In A 15th Century Method Of Labeling?

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Why Would The USDA Get Involved In A <b>15th Century</b> Method Of Labeling?
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A couple of weeks ago I was deeply disappointed to read that the USDA might get involved in an aspect of “non-GMO food labeling.” The marketing of ...
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A couple of weeks ago I was deeply disappointed to read that the USDA might get involved in an aspect of “non-GMO food labeling.”  The marketing of non-GMO food is an opportunistic, fear-based phenomenon – not something worthy of aid from a science-oriented agency like USDA.  Also, if the goal is to allow consumers “know more about their food,” then why not transmit knowledge with context and perspective that would diminish, rather than promote, superstition? Printing was state-of-the-art in 1435.  We can do better in the 21st century! It may seem extreme for me to declare that the fear of G...

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7 Interesting Facts About Gold Circle Flex Condoms

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Interesting Facts About Gold Circle Flex Condoms
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There are documented accounts of condoms from the 15th century and speculations of condom use as far back as 150 AD. Predecessors to the ...
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Condoms are one of the most well known sexual health products. If you are sexually active, the best thing you can do for yourself and your partner is use a condom.Condoms give you protection from STDs, STIs and unplanned pregnancies. In one form or the other, condoms have been around for a very long time. There are documented accounts of condoms from the 15th century and speculations of condom use as far back as 150 AD. Predecessors to the modern condom were made with a variety of materials; linen, silk, animal membranes (bladders or intestines), leather, animal horn or tortoise shell! Despi...

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Columbus’ ships to dock in Tonawanda

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Columbus' ships to dock in Tonawanda
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Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the 15th century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced “sailing museum” for the ...
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:00 am Columbus’ ships to dock in Tonawanda TONAWANDA — Replicas of two of the ships Christopher Columbus sailed to The New World will dock for a week in Tonawanda. The “Pinta” and the “Nina” will be docked at the marina, 280 Michigan St., June 18-24. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel.  ...

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A dark tale of corruption and murder

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A dark tale of corruption and murder
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A new study of 15th century charters may have uncovered the truth behind a major local property agreement that reeks of murder, complicity and ...
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10:31 Thursday 28 May 2015 There’s been a murder in Cumbernauld – but Police Scotland cannot make an arrest or prove who’s responsible. The killer or killers can never face Scottish justice, because the dark deed in question happened six centuries ago.A new study of 15th century charters may have uncovered the truth behind a major local property agreement that reeks of murder, complicity and ruthless coercion. The evidence points squarely to an ambitious man, baron Malcolm Fleming, being willing to resort to extreme violence to gain property, power, and prestige. And the murky story is “hidd...

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Tech start-ups are transforming the economy in Lebanon

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Tech start-ups lead Lebanon out of the rubble
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Her husband's collection of 15th-century Chinese bowls had been smashed. None of the shells took out the load-bearing pillars as most went down ...
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For millennia, Lebanon has produced brilliant business people. Right back to The Odyssey in which Homer sung frostily of a man 'of Phoenicia, well versed in guile, a greedy knave', the Lebanese have been great traders and deal-makers. In modern times, the huge Lebanese diaspora - thought to number around 16 million, coming from a homeland of a mere four million souls - includes Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, Carlos Ghosn, the boss of Renault/Nissan, and Jacques Nasser, once boss of Ford now at BHP Billiton. Salma Hayek (who has a Lebanese grandfather) is a renowned businesswoman ...

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11 Countries that Consume the Most Mayonnaise

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11 Countries that Consume the Most Mayonnaise
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While certain sources claim that mayo has a kind of an ambiguous, almost anecdotal discovery going back as far as the 15th century, there are no ...
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Mayonnaise – obviously more convenient to be called mayo for short – is a creamy, white condiment which you are probably far from unfamiliar with but not as much as the people from the 11 countries that consume the most mayonnaise. Moving on through our lists of countries which consume the most in various types of food (see the 11 countries that consume the most milk), in this one we will look into the countries with special affinity towards this popular sauce. In salads, on sandwiches, on meat and vegetables alike and in any other combination you could ever think of, there will surely be at...

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Huge crowds flocked to annual charter fayre

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Huge crowds flocked to annual charter fayre
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Although their heyday was around the 13th century, Denham's fayre dates back to around 200 years later in the 15th century. Mrs Hobday said: “The ...
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Huge crowds flocked to Denham on Monday for one of the most successful village fayres held to date. With roads closed to traffic, stallholders, food stalls, classic cars and entertainment filled the streets of the village for an event that traces its roots back around 500 years. The classic cars were a particular attraction this year. Having been contacted by car owners wanting to display their vehicles at the show a few years ago, organisers are delighted to now be attracting more and more exhibitors. Wendy Hobday, who helps organise the annual fayre, said: “It was only a few years ago that...

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Treasure by The Thames, Transforming Lives'

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'Treasure By The Thames, Transforming Lives'
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The current building in Church Steet, dates largely from the 1880s (the tower is 15th century) and the site has been a centre of Christian worship for ...
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St Nicholas launches its development appeal, kicking off with a Summer Sizzler BBQ St Nicholas Church has officially launched its £1.1m Development Appeal 2015 , entitled 'Treasure By The Thames, Transforming Lives'. One of its first events will be the St Nick's Summer Sizzler, a South African Gourmet barbecue on Friday 12th June 6.30 pm -11.30pm at Chiswick House and Gardens. (info on booking tickets below). The church is raising funds for the restoration of its stonework, organ, lighting, heating and construction of new facilities, as well as helping their link parish, St Simon and Jude in...

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