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44 minutes ago, john g. said:

Oh, and now Pogba  has removed a bottle of Heineken " offered up " by sponsors.

He is a practising Muslim. How dumb, insensitive  or cheeky can sponsors be?

 

It is the 0 percent alcohol Heineken though.

 

 

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5 hours ago, john g. said:

The power of a simple gesture! Remarkable.

I liked the gesture. I'm not interested in the value of Cola shares, but my kids will be more impressed by Ronaldo effectively demonstrating that the best footballers should drink water rather than Coke, than if I tell them the same thing...I just hope he's not on Pepsi's payroll, and won't ruin the good work at the next interview!

 

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23 minutes ago, LukeSkywalker said:

Somehow, Australia doesn't come to a rest: kangaroo plague, massive floods, bush fires. What's next? Well, this year there is a mouse plague and prisoners are being evacuated: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/australian-mice-plague-forces-evacuation-of-wellington-prison-dfsld3fbg

Was just reading this. It was bad enough checking the toilet for spiders, as well as ironing socks because bugs would nestle inside! Now it is bloody mice in beds and rooves!

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When you find a rock in your back yard... and discover it's worth $100 million...

 

Sri Lanka: World's largest star sapphire cluster found in backyard

 

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A gem trader said the stone was found by workmen digging a well in his home in the gem-rich Ratnapura area.

Experts say the stone, which is pale blue in colour, has an estimated value of up to $100 million in the international market.

The cluster weighs around 510 kilograms or 2.5 million carats and has been named the "Serendipity Sapphire".

 

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"I have never seen such a large specimen before. This was probably formed around 400 million years ago," Dr Gamini Zoysa, a renowned gemmologist told the BBC.

 

 

 

But honestly, is a specialist in gemstones really called a "gemmologist" ?

 

 

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"Florida man fed up with potholes plants banana tree in road"

 

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A man fed up with a private road in poor condition near his southwest Florida business has a novel solution: plant a banana tree in a pothole to warn motorists away.

 

Last week, Bryan Raymond planted the tree in a stubborn pothole along Honda Drive just off U.S. 41 in south Fort Myers. Raymond, who owns Progress and Pride Fitness Group, said the idea of planting a banana tree ripened in his mind after having to fill holes in the street with cement multiple times. 

 

Because Honda Drive is a private street, county officials said, it’s up to the business owners to maintain the street. 

For Raymond, the banana tree is an attention-grabbing repair.

 

“If we have to maintain it and make sure nobody gets hurt, we are going to put something obvious there to make sure nobody gets in the hole,” Raymond told television station WBBH.

 

 

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https://apnews.com/article/oddities-florida-fort-myers-19d902a0d04bef6bb9ec6bd49b97cf81

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