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Girl Finds Ancient Sword in Lake, Is Now Sweden’s ‘True Queen’

October 5, 2018

(Newser) – What a museum worker calls an “amazing story” has emerged out of the south of Sweden, where a 1,500-year-old sword from the Iron ...

A Rock That Held Open a Shed Door Is Worth $100K

(Newser) – The Smithsonian confirmed it: What one man in Grand Rapids, Mich., man used as a doorstop for years is a meteorite thought to ...

He Hit a $19M Jackpot. Then Everything Went Wrong

(Newser) – You know those stories about people who strike it rich in the lottery, only to see their lives spiral out of control? Meet ...

The Operations Were Hideously Botched. But He Kept at Them

(Newser) – There is a single doctor in America who has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the harm he has done ...

Cops Are Trying to Find This Millionaire Using a Podcast

(Newser) – The podcast’s name is an aspirational one: “Countdown to Capture.” The capture part is what the Newport Beach Police Department hopes will result ...

Man Who Never Golfed Freed From Prison Thanks to Game

(Newser) – A New York inmate who has never golfed a game in his life is now a free man, with his innocence restored to ...

Hit Caused a Concussion at Age 12. He Was Dead by 13

(Newser) – On the drive home from the game on Sept. 12, 2015, Greg Ransom spotted blood on his 12-year-old son’s ear. Ransom had been ...

Student Emails Every Nicole in School to Get a Date

(Newser) – A Canada college student who met a woman at a bar but somehow screwed up taking down her phone number still managed to ...

Unseen Since 1918, Flawed Stamp Is Found

(Newser) – “Sorry, your stamp is not what you think it is. It’s not that special.” Workers at the Philatelic Foundation in Manhattan often say ...

Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ Slogan Was Born a 1977 Execution

(Newser) – Amid the reactions—most recently from President Trump and LeBron James—to Colin Kaepernick’s new campaign with Nike in honor of its 30-year-old slogan comes ...

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