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Submission + - Forget Space Beer, Order Meteorite Wine Instead (discovery.com)

astroengine writes: "Chances are, when you pop open a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, you expect to savor certain aromatic flavors, or "notes", depending on the wine: fruit forward, perhaps, with hints of pepper and leathery tannins, and just the faintest whiff of... meteorite??? At least that's what you'd savor if you were drinking a bottle of Meteorite, possibly the very first wine on the market aged with a meteorite that fell to Earth from space. It's the brainchild of Ian Hutcheon, an Englishman now working in Chile, who thinks the infusion of a bit of meteorite gives his wine a "livelier taste.""

Submission + - Somali Pirates Attack Navy Ship 1

icebike writes: In what must rank high in the Dumb Criminals Hall of Fame, a skiff load of Somali Pirates Attack a Spanish Navy Ship. The ship, The Patino has markings characteristic of naval ships and twin helicopter hangers on the rear deck. The weapons systems include two Oerlikon 20mm guns and two Izar FABA Systems Meroka 20mm close-in weapon systems (CIWS). Spanish sailors returned fire, wounding all but one of the attackers, launched their choppers and arrested the entire group.

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