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A Bird’s Remains Carrying A Code May Reveal WWII Top Secrets

The skeleton of a pigeon which carries an encrypted message enclosed in a red capsule has been found in Surrey, England. Experts believe that the bird had been a war pigeon which was used as a military messenger for Allied forces during World War II.

David Martin discovered the skeleton in his chimney of his home near Reigate, Surrey while renovating his fireplace in 1982. Two weeks ago, November 1st, Bletchley Park which was a codebreaking building and currently houses the National Codes Centre, went public with a news release.

“We have more than 30 messages from WWII carrier pigeons in our exhibition, but not one is in code. The message Mr. Martin found must be highly top secret. The aluminum ring found on the bird’s leg tells us it was born in 1940 and we know it’s an Allied Forces pigeon because of the red capsule it was carrying – but that’s all we know,” said Colin Hill, the curator of Bletchley Park’s ‘Pigeons at War’.

Mr. Martin just like everybody else thinks that it’s a real mystery. “Who knows, maybe it’ll tell us something really shocking like, God forbid, Churchill was actually working undercover for the Nazis!” Mr. Martin commented. War experts are now trying to decipher the message and may at least illuminate a fragment of wartime history.



A man who takes a pregnancy test jokingly, learns he has testicular cancer from Reddit users

Who would have thought that a ‘rage comic’ above could lead to an early detection of a testicular cancer?

A Reddit user CappnPoopdeck last week jokingly takes an unused pregnancy test left behind by his ex-girlfriend and realized that the results went positive. To his amusement, he posted a comic that seems to be hilarious for some, but bothering to other Reddit users who have a little or much knowledge about the matter. This has gained a lot of attention among Redditors and comments flooded. One comment reads, “If this is true, you should check yourself for testicular cancer. Seriously. Google it,”

The second comic just shows how he took the pieces of advice from concerned Redittors seriously. Sad to say, the test for a testicular problem by a doctor also came back positive. According to abc news, Pregnancy tests detect beta human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone in the blood and the urine produced by the developing placenta. Experts say beta hCG can also signal testicular cancer. While a positive pregnancy test can be a fluky clue, the first sign of testicular cancer is usually a painless lump.

Looking at the brighter side, he’s lucky enough to have known his condition earlier by chance. But the man might have one of his testicles removed. If he hadn’t been that curious on trying such funny ideas, such as trying out a pregnancy test and posting the results online, the results could’ve been more serious. Intrusiveness of the internet has a positive effect after all.

Source: abcnews.go.com


Anna Fegi Performed at Queen of Cebu Pageant

One of Cebu’s great singers Anna Fegi was one of the guest  performers at Waterfront Hotel and Casino for Queen of Cebu, The Pageant for Alternatives last Friday night, November 9th. Anna amazed the crowd when she sang two power-belting songs, ‘Run to you’ and ‘This is the moment.’

Here is Anna singing ‘Run To You’ at Waterfront Hotel

Fegi started her career when she was discovered by the famous musical composer, arranger Mr. Ryan Cayabyab who founded the well-known group, Smokey Mountain in the early 90’s. From there, she moved up the ladder and in 2000, she joined the longest-running musical variety show in the Philippines, ASAP for five years.

Anna Fegi singing her own version of ‘This Is The Moment’

It was really great to see her perform on stage again keeping those high notes in perfect key after she made waves abroad. She also looked elegant that night wearing a signature gown from Cebu’s master couturier himself, Cary Santiago. I just saw that gown last month being displayed at Cary Santiago’s boutique and thought of it as a very classy piece. Anna gave justice to it with a stunningly great hair and a tsunami walk upon exiting the stage. She indeed made me and other Cebuanos especially our fellow Lutopanons proud!