Jaw-Dropping: Huge Shark Caught Off Cornwall

Two fishermen have reeled in what is believed to be the largest shark caught in British waters.

Wayne Comben and Graeme Pullen, from Hampshire, caught the porbeagle shark off the Cornish coast at Boscastle, only a few hundred metres from the shore.

The anglers said they believed the massive porbeagle was 3m (10ft) long . . . → Read More: Jaw-Dropping: Huge Shark Caught Off Cornwall

Behind-the-scenes on Planet of the Apes: How actors in full costume on sci-fi classic relaxed by smoking, drinking

Photographs taken on the set of the 1968 film Planet of the Apes reveal surreal moments as actors in full ape makeup relax between shooting scenes.

The science fiction classic became a hit with audiences for the groundbreaking prosthetic makeup that turned men and women into lifelike primates.

The 1967 behind the scenes . . . → Read More: Behind-the-scenes on Planet of the Apes: How actors in full costume on sci-fi classic relaxed by smoking, drinking

UFO sighting by RAF pilot dubbed ‘Saucer Sam’ in 1952 left aviation minister ‘convinced’ we are not alone

A UFO sighting was deemed so credible it convinced a government minister who investigated it.

The sighting by an RAF fighter pilot on a training mission over West Germany in 1952 has been revealed for the first time by papers released by the Churchill Archive at Cambridge University.

Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes was returning . . . → Read More: UFO sighting by RAF pilot dubbed ‘Saucer Sam’ in 1952 left aviation minister ‘convinced’ we are not alone

2nd & 3rd generation migrants struggle to understand even basic instructions in English

They were born in the UK, but many second and third generation immigrants speak or understand hardly any English, it was revealed today.

Their poor understanding of the language means they are unable to take notes or understand basic instructions on training courses ranging from engineering to electronics.

Experts warn that low standards of . . . → Read More: 2nd & 3rd generation migrants struggle to understand even basic instructions in English

Never-before-seen pictures show aftermath of nuclear test in specially built ghost town just like in Indiana Jones

When the eponymous hero stumbles on an eerie abandoned city in 2008 hit Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it may seem like a classic piece of Hollywood exaggeration.

But in fact the unbelievable scene, showing a deserted ghost town which is the site of a nuclear bomb test, is remarkably . . . → Read More: Never-before-seen pictures show aftermath of nuclear test in specially built ghost town just like in Indiana Jones

The leather-bound ‘gospel’ which Iran claims will bring down Christianity and shake world politics

A leather-bound religious text, thought to date from the fifth century but discovered only 12 years ago, will cause the collapse of Christianity worldwide, Iran has claimed.

The book, written on animal hide, was confiscated during an anti-smuggling operation in Turkey’s Mediterranean region in 2000.

Turkish authorities believe it could be an authentic version . . . → Read More: The leather-bound ‘gospel’ which Iran claims will bring down Christianity and shake world politics

The British ‘are mugs on aid cash’

Tory MP Philip Davies … aid rant

BRITAIN was last night branded “the mugs of the world” as it emerged our aid spending has rocketed — while most countries SLASHED theirs.

Total aid spending by the West’s eight richest nations fell in real terms by one per cent last year from 2010.

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FOREIGN AID OUTRAGE AS ANOTHER £1BN IS WASTED

BRITAIN’s runaway foreign aid budget sparked fresh anger yesterday after a damning report found a £1billion education programme in Africa has failed to teach basic skills to poor children.

Lib-Lab-Con giving British Taxes away to third world parasites while forcing austerity measures at home

The study warned that “inadequate” attention is being paid . . . → Read More: FOREIGN AID OUTRAGE AS ANOTHER £1BN IS WASTED

The abandoned towns of the world

Where is it? Belchite, Spain

What’s the story? Again, this is a ghost village with a disturbing war-torn past. In the province of Zaragoza in Spain, it was the site of fierce fighting in the summer of 1937 between General Franco’s troops and the Spanish Republican Army. A new village was built a . . . → Read More: The abandoned towns of the world

Cavernous limestone bowl is so beautiful it’s become a tourist attraction

They usually hit the headlines for swallowing cars, houses and occasionally whole streets.

But this particular sinkhole in Oman is so stunning it has been turned into a tourist attraction.

The beautiful limestone hollow, in Bimmah, boasts the kind of clear waters normally only seen on holiday postcards.

While similar holes engulf residential streets . . . → Read More: Cavernous limestone bowl is so beautiful it’s become a tourist attraction

EU Spends £4 Million Telling Parasites To Go To Britain For Benefits

MEDDLING Euro MPs have provoked fury by heralding a £4million scheme to publicise Britain’s lucrative benefits and health care system to people from across the Continent.

Euro MPs have provoked fury by heralding a £4m scheme to publicise Britain’s benefits system

The money will be squandered on a campaign highlighting every citizen’s right . . . → Read More: EU Spends £4 Million Telling Parasites To Go To Britain For Benefits

Intimate pictures of cast and crew during filming of second Star Wars movie

New pictures have emerged showing candid and relaxed behind-the-scenes footage taken during the filming of the sequel to Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back.

Considered by fans and critics alike to be the best film in the series, the second movie in George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogy was released in 1980, and went . . . → Read More: Intimate pictures of cast and crew during filming of second Star Wars movie