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DNA ResultsAfter 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks kinda strange so she decides to do a DNA test. She finds out that the kid is actually from completely different parents.

Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.

Husband: What's up?

Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our kid...

Husband: Well you don't remember, do you? When we were leaving the hospital, you noticed that our baby had pooped. You said, "Please go change the baby, I'll wait for you here." So I went inside, got a clean one and left the dirty one there.

Man Keeps Rock For Years, Hoping It's Gold. It Turned Out to Be Far More Valuable JACINTA BOWLER

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In 2015, David Hole was prospecting in Maryborough Regional Park near Melbourne, Australia.

Armed with a metal detector, he discovered something out of the ordinary – a very heavy, reddish rock resting in some yellow clay.


He took it home and tried everything to open it, sure that there was a gold nugget inside the rock - after all, Maryborough is in the Goldfields region, where the Australian gold rush peaked in the 19th century.

To crack open his find, Hole tried a rock saw, an angle grinder, a drill, even putting the thing in acid, but not even a sledgehammer could make a crack. That's because what he was trying so hard to open was no gold nugget. As he found out years later, it was a rare meteorite.

"It had this sculpted, dimpled look to it," Melbourne museum geologist Dermot Henry told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"That's formed when they come through the atmosphere, they are melting on the outside, and the atmosphere sculpts them."

Unable to open the 'rock', but still intrigued, Hole took the meteorite into the Melbourne Museum to be identified.

"I've looked at a lot of rocks that people think are meteorites," Henry told 10 daily.

In fact, after 37 years of working at the museum and examining thousands of rocks, Henry explains only two of the offerings have ever turned out to be real meteorites.

This was one of the two.

(Melbourne Museum)

"If you saw a rock on Earth like this, and you picked it up, it shouldn't be that heavy," another Melbourne Museum geologist, Bill Birch, told The Sydney Morning Herald.

The researchers have recently published a scientific paper describing the 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite, which they've called Maryborough after the town near where it was found.


It's a huge 17 kilograms (37.5 pounds), and after using a diamond saw to cut off a small slice, they discovered its composition has a high percentage of iron, making it a H5 ordinary chondrite.

Once open, you can also see the tiny crystallised droplets of metallic minerals throughout it, called chondrules.

"Meteorites provide the cheapest form of space exploration. They transport us back in time, providing clues to the age, formation and chemistry of our Solar System (including Earth)," explains Henry.

"Some provide a glimpse at the deep interior of our planet. In some meteorites, there is 'stardust' even older than our Solar System, which shows us how stars form and evolve to create elements of the periodic table.

"Other rare meteorites contain organic molecules such as amino acids; the building blocks of life."

(Birch et al., PRSV, 2019)

Although the researchers don't yet know where the meteorite came from and how long it may have been on Earth, they do have some guesses.

Our Solar System was once a spinning pile of dust and chondrite rocks. Eventually gravity pulled a lot of this material together into planets, but the leftovers mostly ended up in a huge asteroid belt.


"This particular meteorite most probably comes out of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and it's been nudged out of there by some asteroids smashing into each other, then one day it smashes into Earth," Henry explained 10 daily.

Carbon dating suggests the meteorite has been on Earth between 100 and 1,000 years, and there's been a number of meteor sightings between 1889 and 1951 that could correspond to its arrival on our planet.

The researchers argue that the Maryborough meteorite is much rarer than gold. It's one of only 17 meteorites ever recorded in the Australian state of Victoria, and it's the second largest chondritic mass, after a huge 55-kilogram specimen identified in 2003.

"This is only the 17th meteorite found in Victoria, whereas there's been thousands of gold nuggets found," Henry told 10 daily.

"Looking at the chain of events, it's quite, you might say, astronomical it being discovered at all."

It's not even the first meteorite to take a few years to make it to a museum. In a particularly amazing story we covered last year, one space rock took 80 years, two owners, and a stint as a doorstop before making it to a museum.

Now is probably as good a time as any to check your backyard for particularly heavy and hard-to-break rocks - you might be sitting on a metaphorical gold mine.

The research has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria.


The Arab slave trade By Victor Sharpe


The other inconvenient truth: The Arab slave trade

By Victor Sharpe

December 19, 2019


Those of us who know history are familiar with accounts of man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Indeed over the last 2,000 years each century has been more murderous than the previous one.

We understand that Communism is a ruthless killing machine and ideology that must be resisted at all costs, even as so many of our youth foolishly embrace it under the mistaken guise of "social justice."

There are historical and modern events that cast Islam equally as ruthless and deadly: A pitiless, "ideology wrapped in a religion," to quote Winston Churchill.

Traveling back in time, we must acknowledge the abiding horror of the slavery practiced by Muslims upon hapless black Africans – a searing crime which has existed since Islam's founding in the 7th century.

While the anti-slavery abolitionist movements in Europe and North America began their epic movement to end slavery during the 19th century. there was barely any opposition to slavery as practiced within the Muslim world.

Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, while continuing to spew his vile racist and bigoted words against Christians and Jews, refuses to admit to what Islam has perpetrated down the dark centuries of mans' inhumanity to his fellow man. As an African American, as an avowed Muslim and as a defender of Arab terrorism, his silence is hideously revealing.

It is particularly sad that so many African Americans routinely espouse Islam and take Arab names while ignoring or being utterly ignorant of the Muslim Arab slave trade; even though it led to the deaths and slavery of untold millions of their African ancestors.

Even after Britain outlawed the slave trade in 1807 and Europe abolished the slave trade in 1815, Muslim slave traders continued their ghastly trade and enslaved millions of Africans. Throughout African villages the ever present threat of approaching Arab slave traders sent terror into the hearts of men, women and children.

Possibly as many as 11 million Africans were transported across the Atlantic. Some 95% went to South and Central America, mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French possessions and 5% of the slaves went to the United States.

In our politically correct (PC) colleges of 'lower learning,' criticism of whites because of their involvement in slavery has become obligatory. But try to find a university that even teaches about the killing and enslavement of Africans by Muslim Arabs. Few if any exist.

According to Bill Warner, Director of the Center for Studies of Political Islam, most Blacks will only acknowledge the slave trade by Whites. He wrote:

"They fail to admit to the broad scope of world slave history that includes the slavery by Islam of Europeans and Hindus. For them, slavery of millions of Hindus by Muslims never happened. White and European slavery by Muslims? It never happened. Slavery on the East coast of Africa and the transportation of millions of blacks to the Muslim world? It never happened. A massive slave trade through the Sahara into North Africa? It never happened. Black, eunuchs at the Medina mosque? It never happened."

Students are thus never told about the enormous catalog of misery and enslavement perpetrated by Muslim slavers over the centuries; that would be too much of an inconvenient truth.

How can so many black leaders ignore Islam's sinful violence in Africa? Why aren't more black columnists, writers, professors, or ministers speaking out? They are either ignorant or in total denial – thus serving Islam with their silence. For instance. you will never hear the anti-American and Somali born, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), ever condemn the horrors of Islam's atrocious enslavement of black Africans.

One thing whites and blacks have in common is that their ancestors were enslaved by Islam, but today both are mostly too ignorant to know about it. Meanwhile the leftwing media and leftist intellectuals line up as so many ignoramuses. I have often come to the realization that being an intellectual does not necessarily confer intelligence.

As Bill Warner further points out:

"They don't know about how jihad killed the 120,000,000 Africans, the 60,000,000 Christians, the 80,000,000 Hindus or the 10,000,000 Buddhists. Our intellectuals do not know about the Tears of Jihad (detailed in all of our books). That is a lot of death and ignorance – 270,000,000 dead. Our intellectuals don't know, don't care and don't bother.

"While two out of every three slaves shipped across the Atlantic were men, the proportions were reversed in the Muslim slave trade. Two women for every man were enslaved by the Muslims. Although 10% of the slaves crossing the Atlantic died, the Muslim slave trade bringing Africans to the Arab occupied Middle East was infinitely worse with a mortality rate as high as 80 to 90 per cent."

It has been reported that the slaves in the Americas and West Indies were primarily put to work in agriculture. In contrast those hapless Africans, mostly women and young boys, brought to the Middle East from Africa ended up as sexual slaves in harems, while the boys were invariably castrated and made to serve as eunuchs – if they survived.

In America the overwhelming majority of political 'thinkers' do not even recognize Islam as a political and ideological force and too many fellow Americans thus slide into dangerous ignorance and apathy, while Islamic Sharia law increasingly infiltrates our Republic and subverts the Constitution.

Victor Sharpe is a prolific conservative writer and author. He has also written several published books including The Blue Hour, a collection of thirteen short stories, all with surprise endings. He has also produced the acclaimed four volume work titled, Politicide, which details the Islamist war against the West, Israel and Judeo-Christian civilization. His latest published work is a new departure for him, a children's story and coloring book titled, Dragon Rake.

© Victor Sharpe


Geert Wilders Calls For Kicking Out ICC Prosecutor Over Israel 'Bias'

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 16: Party for Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders addresses the crowd as Dutch farmers gather in The Hague to demonstrate against the proposed agricultural policies aimed at reducing nitrogen emissions on October 16, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. Dutch farmers gathered in the Hague in the second major protest by them this month to protest proposals to cut down on livestock as the government seeks to slash emissions. (Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images)

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The leader of the second-largest party in the Netherlands called for expelling from the country an International Criminal Court prosecutor for attempting to try Israelis for war crimes.

Geert Wilders called Thursday for the expulsion of Fatou Bensouda over her Dec. 20 report alleging that both Israelis and Palestinians had committed war crimes. Bensouda is based in The Hague.

Bensouda's 112-page report asked the court to decide whether it has jurisdiction over Israel, which like the United States is not a party to the treaty that constitutes the court's mandate. The Palestinian Authority is party to the treaty.

Israel maintains the court has no jurisdiction because Israel has a functioning judicial system that can exercise proper oversight of its leaders.

In his statement Thursday, Wilders, whose Party for Freedom won 20 seats in parliament in 2017 elections, said that the court "behaves as a biased pro-Palestinian institution and an anti-Semitic kangaroo court." Bensouda "should be declared persona non grata and be evicted out of the Netherlands," Wilders wrote.

Wilders, who is a vocal opponent of Muslim immigration to the Netherlands and European integration, is also a strong supporter of Israel


Ukraine Jews bring spicy fundraising idea - country's first zhug factory

Ukranian Jews are producing zhug in the hopes of meeting communal needs amid a slowing economy By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA  

TAIROVE, Ukraine (JTA) — For a couple of days each week, the Black Sea breeze carries the aroma of cilantro across this town near Odessa. Read More Related Articles

The smell blends nicely with the scents that by noon rise from blander and more traditional Ukrainian foods boiling in the kitchens of this working-class suburb. But the herb common in Middle Eastern cooking isn't part of anyone's dinner here.Rather it's the main ingredient in the spicy Yemenite hot sauce known as zhug, a common topping for hummus that Ukranian Jews are producing in the hopes of meeting communal needs amid a slowing economy.Earlier this year, the Odessa Jewish community opened a zhug factory in a converted residential apartment. The factory — apparently the only one of its kind in Ukraine, and perhaps in Eastern Europe — hopes to ride the growing popularity of hummus here. Even only a few years ago, the staple Middle Eastern dish hadn't been available for sale almost anywhere in the country, according to the Depo news site."Zhug is doing well because four, five years ago the average, non-Jewish person in Odessa had no idea what hummus is," said Anatoliy Kesselman, the head of the Odessa branch of Hesed, a local Jewish charitable organization and the inspiration for the zhug factory. "But over the last couple of years, hummus arrived in most supermarkets."Kesselman was driven to open the factory by the mounting economic needs of Ukrainian Jews. Latest articles from Jpost Top articles1/5READ MOREMonsey stabbing: Suspect arrested for attack that wounds five According to Kesselman, the costs of utilities like gas and heating have risen by a factor of seven since 2013, when revolution broke out in Ukraine and the country found itself in an armed conflict with Russia. The economic situation both increased the demand for Hesed's assistance while limiting the ability of local philanthropists to shoulder the burden of providing relief. Local donations have shrunk by about 80 percent since 2010, Kesselman said.With that in mind Kesselman, a longtime lover of hummus, noticed that the Middle Eastern chickpea paste was starting to pop up in Ukrainian supermarkets decades after its debut in the West."I like hummus, but a plate without zhug is a shame," said Kesselman, who used to depend on friends and family visiting Israel to keep him in supply of the sauce.Kesselman got a local businessman to convert an apartment in Tairove into a zhug factory. He recruited community members to work there and found a local rabbi, Avraham Wolf, to provide kosher supervision. The product, marketed under the menacing label Dragon's Breath, is cleared for sale by Ukraine's Ministry of Health.Situated only 340 miles from the Turkish coast, Odessa may be the ideal place in Ukraine to start producing zhug. Centuries of interaction with the Middle East have accustomed the local pallet to the region's flavors.The Dragon's Breath logo features a portrait of Boris Volkov, an elderly Jew who is among the 5,500 recipients of assistance from Hesed in the Odessa region. He is wearing a kippah and sporting a white beard. Volkov agreed — with some reservation — to have the beard trimmed for the photoshoot.Since the factory became operational six months ago, it has sold 1,700 4-once jars of zhug that sell for the equivalent of $2.50 — a relatively high price in a country where the median monthly salary is about $400.Stores that specialize in kosher food were the first to feature the spice, but the big break came in August when the Kopika chain of supermarkets, which has more than 70 branches across southern Ukraine, agreed to stock the zhug. Sales increased dramatically.Kopika has waived its margin, transferring all profits to Hesed, which thus far has seen a profit of several thousand dollars. The funds have paid for activities and medical costs for about 26 children with special needs, Kesselman said.The monies could not have come at a more critical time for Odessa's Hesed branch. Funding from the Joint Distribution Committee, the American-based Jewish relief organization, and its partners for projects in Ukraine was about $50 million in 2018 — $3 million less than Hesed's average annual budget since 2012 and 16 percent lower than what the JDC allocated to Ukrainian projects at the start of the crisis in 2014.The Odessa initiative is part of a wider effort by JDC to encourage its beneficiaries across the region to set up profit-making micro-enterprises.In Chisinau, Moldova, the local Hesed chapter last year published a cookbook of local recipes that it sells locally. And in 2017, the JDC-sponsored Jewish community center in Zaporizhzhia, in eastern Ukraine, opened a secondhand store staffed by volunteers and stocked with items donated by community members.At the zhug factory, a three-room apartment with its balcony used to cool steaming pots of zhug, two mentally challenged recipients of Hesed aid — Kostiya Aliabiv, 35, and Alla Donskaya, 32 — are packing the product they prepared with their mothers."We've received so much from Hesed, it feels good to be giving back," said Tania, Anna's 59-year-old mother. "When you have a disabled child, only people who are experiencing the same thing really understand how it's like. It leaves you isolated. And this is an opportunity to come together with people in my situation. It reminds me of when I would cook with my family and neighbors in a communal apartment during communism."None of the volunteers have dared to taste the zhug, according to Luba, Kostiya's 71-year-old mother."But," she said, "it smells very nice."

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