Hit that iceberg: China group readies Titanic simulation
You too may soon be able to feel what it was like to hit an iceberg on the Titanic. Construction of a life-size replica of the doomed passenger ship began in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Wednesday with a keel-laying ceremony and fireworks to mark the occasion.
New York thief grabs pot of gold off armored truck
police New York police are searching for a green-clad man who swiped an 86-pound (39 kg) pail of gold flakes off an armored truck two months ago and disappeared with the estimated $1.6 million in treasure. The city’s police department late Tuesday released photos and video of the suspect, who was lingering near the truck on the afternoon of Sept. 29 and took advantage of a moment of distraction by its security guards to snatch the five-gallon (19-liter) bucket.
Bank of England asking supplier of currency to find animal fat alternative
The Bank of England said its supplier of currency, Innovia, is working toward removing the use of animal fat in the production of its new plastic five pound note after objection raised by thousands of vegetarians. The bank said it did not know about traces of tallow, which contains animal fats, in the production of the currency when it signed the contract with Innovia.
Police threaten Nickelback music on Canadian drunk drivers
If getting charged with impaired driving is not enough, police in a small Canadian town are hoping adding Nickelback music to the punishment will be enough to keep drunk youngsters away from the wheel. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Kensington police in the province of Prince Edward Island asked holiday party lovers to plan ahead and drink responsibly. Kensington has a population of less than 1,500.