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Posted on Monday, January 12 - 2009

Puzzle fan Graham Parker has finally solved his Rubik's Cube - after 26 years' worth of attempts. Delighted Graham, 45, from Portchester, Hants, has been tirelessly trying to solve the riddle of the Cube since he bought the toy in 1983. Married dad-of-one Graham has endured endless sleepless nights and after more than 27,400 hours he finally managed to conquerhis personal Everest.

Builder Graham said: "I cannot tell you what a relief it was to finally solve it. It has driven me mad over the years - it felt like it had taken over my life. "I have missed important events to stay in and solve it and I would lay awake at night thinking about it. "Friends have offered to solve it for me and I know that you can find solutions on the web but I just had to do it myself. "I have hadwrist and back problems from spending hours on it but it was all worth it. "

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Python explodes after eating alligator

Submitted by Rick Hamell: Alligators have clashed with nonnative pythons before in Everglades National Park. But when a 6-foot gator tangled with a 13-foot python recently, the result wasn't pretty. The snake apparently tried to swallow the gator whole and then exploded. Scientists stumbled upon the gory remains last week. The species have battled with increasing frequency scientists have documented four encounters in the last three years. The encroachment of Burmese pythons into the Evergla...

Farting pig sparks gas leak emergency

15 firefighters rushed to a property in Victoria, Australia on Tuesday night following reports of a gas leak. What they found instead was a 120-kilogram sow with a flatulence problem."Victoria"s Country FireAuthority says a call out to a suspected gas leak in CentralVictoria on Tuesday night was not what they were expecting. . Fifteen firefighters and two CFA tankers attended a property in Axedale near Bendigo following reports...

Protests over Long Man sex change

The sussex Archaeological Society has apologised to protesters after they allowed a controversial stunt by ITV to give the Long Man of Wilmington a sex change. ITV and the archaeological society caused fury among Pagans and other protesters when they allowed fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah to add breasts and pigtails to the figure many believe is sacred.As part of the programme, Trinny and Susannah Undress, ITV asked woman dressed in white to lie on the figure to create the transformation.Chie...

Gef the talking mongoose

In September of 1931 in a small farm house on the Isle of Man, the Irving family began hearing odd sounds coming from the attic of the home. Initially, they sounded like a wild animal moving around, but after a time the 'animal' began making sounds reportedly similar to those of a baby learning how to speak. It then began to mimic words spoken by the Irvings, much in the fashion of a parrot.Within months, the creature, which the family apparently hadn't yet seen directly, began speak...

Czech crash victim wakes up speaking English

A Czech speedway driver knocked unconscious in a crash stunned ambulance drivers when he woke up speaking perfect English. 18-year-old Matej Kus was out cold for 45 minutes after the crash, but when he woke up he conversed fluidly in English with paramedics, even speaking in an English accent. The teenager had just begun to study the language and his skills were described by friends and team-mates as “basic at best”. Peter Waite, the promoter for Kus's team, the Berwick Bandits, told the Dai...

Baby monitor picks up video from NASA

An elementary school science teacher in this Chicago suburb doesn't have to turn on the news for an update on NASA's space mission. She just turns on her video baby monitor. Since Sunday, one of the two channels on Natalie Meilinger's baby monitor has been picking up black-and-white video from inside the space shuttle Atlantis. The other still lets her keep an eye on her baby."Whoever has a baby monitorknows what you'll usually see," Meilinger said. "No one would e...

Frogs rain down on Serbia

Traffic came to a halt and locals fled inside after thousands of frogs fell from the sky onto a Serbian village. Residents in Odzaci told local daily Blic they thought the world was coming to an end.Aleksandar Ciric said: "I saw all these small frogs just start raining down. There were thousands of them."Another villager,Caja Jovanovic, added: "This huge 'cloud' seemed to come out of nowhere and its shape and colour looked very strange."We were all wondering what it w...

Man bitten by beheaded rattlesnake

Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can be dangerous. That's what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding his horses Monday night, when a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his central Washington property, about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck."When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised...

X-ray of knife in skull revealed

British police have made public a stabbing victim’s skull X-ray as they search for two suspects wanted in a horrific bus stop assault last year. The 15-year-old victim, who was not identified, was stabbed in the forehead last November after he and two otherfriends tried to stop a robbery at a south London bus stop, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported. The boy’s friends were also stabbed. The victim was rushed to the hospital with the kitchenknife still lodged in his head. . Doctors said that the teen...

Dreamed up phone number leads man to bride

A British man has met and married a 22-year-old woman after, by his own account, dreaming of her phone number and then sending her a text message. David Brown, 24, says he woke up one morning after a night out with friends with a telephone number constantly running through his head. He decided to contact it, sending a message saying "Did I meet you last night?."Randomrecipient Michelle Kitson was confused and wary at first but decided to reply and the two began exchanging messages. Eve...


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