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Ancient Buddhist statue made of meteorite, new study reveals

It sounds like an artifact from an Indiana Jones film: a 1,000-year-old ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analyzed by scientists and has been found to be carved from a meteorite. The findings, published in Meteoritics and Planetary Science, reveal the priceless statue to be a rare ataxite class of meteorite.

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the buddha of the bike path

the buddha of the bike path
the buddha of the bike path,
originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

We broke a cardinal rule last night and cycled on the pavement. In our defence it was clare’s first time on a bike since she was fourteen.

More lessons will follow, but as a pedestrian she has already learnt one of the chief survival lessons- there are a significant number of drivers who are morons, therefore it is fair to expect them all to be morons and treat them accordingly.
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