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Footage Of This Cigar-Shaped UFO Over Manchester Is Incredibly Clear, And So Freaky

Why is it that whenever anyone spots a UFO, their camera churns out a grainy video? It must be a law of physics that we’ve yet to discover. At any rate, the video below is not one of those. In fact, it’s startlingly clear.

This cigar-shaped object was spotted on a clear day over Manchester, England, back in 2011. The person filming was able to zoom in pretty tightly on the bizarre object. They were even able to make out some details. According to the video description, the object hovered for about 40 minutes before ascending out of sight.

That looks pretty real to me!

While I want to shout from the rooftops that we finally have an authentic UFO video, it’s important not to jump to any conclusions. In fact, because the video is so clear, we need to consider the possibility of it being a hoax.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/manchester-cigar-ufo/

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“Secret Eats with Adam Richman” – Adam Discovers a Speakeasy at a London Detective Agency

Adam Richman travels to London in search of the city’s secret eats. First, he must convince a detective agency to take on his case in order to get into a secret speakeasy restaurant. Then, he must dance for his dessert when he orders a secret menu sundae at a Soho diner. Later, Richman searches for a restaurant hidden inside an antiques and architectural salvage market. Finally, he gets a taste of Kansas City right in the middle of London with an off-menu barbecue brunch sandwich. The new season premieres Monday, August 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

“Secret Eats with Adam Richman” – Adam Finds a Limited Brunch Burger in a London BBQ Restaurant

Adam Richman travels to London in search of the city’s secret eats. First, he must convince a detective agency to take on his case in order to get into a secret speakeasy restaurant. Then, he must dance for his dessert when he orders a secret menu sundae at a Soho diner. Later, Richman searches for a restaurant hidden inside an antiques and architectural salvage market. Finally, he gets a taste of Kansas City right in the middle of London with an off-menu barbecue brunch sandwich. The new season premieres Monday, August 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

“Secret Eats with Adam Richman” – Adam Uncovers a Pop-Up Dining Club in a London Antique Shop

Adam Richman travels to London in search of the city’s secret eats. First, he must convince a detective agency to take on his case in order to get into a secret speakeasy restaurant. Then, he must dance for his dessert when he orders a secret menu sundae at a Soho diner. Later, Richman searches for a restaurant hidden inside an antiques and architectural salvage market. Finally, he gets a taste of Kansas City right in the middle of London with an off-menu barbecue brunch sandwich. The new season premieres Monday, August 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT.

This Giant Happy Hippo Was Spotted In The Thames River. I Need One!

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is known for creating huge sculptures that tickle the masses. They’re often temporary, over-sized versions of stuffed animals and other toys. His works can usually be found in public spaces so that people can interact with them.

His most recent project to gain attention was the world-traveling giant rubber duck. His goal in doing so is to “give members of the public a break from their daily routines,” he explains. 

So it makes perfect sense that he participated in Totally Thames, a month-long festival of arts and culture along the Thames River in London. For the event, Hofman created a 21-meter-long hippo, named the “Hippopothames,” out of overlapping wooden panels. In keeping with Hofman’s whimsical style, it features brightly painted features and a friendly expression.

If you’re wondering what hippos have to do with the Thames River, it’s because in prehistoric times, hippos actually did live along the riverbanks in this area.    

Note the now-decommissioned Battersea Power Station in the background. It was home to another large animal–the Pink Floyd pig from Animals.

The hippo floats half-submerged in the water, and was towed upriver from its build site at Royal Docks to its final position at Nine Elms on the South Bank. By noticing and interacting with the sculpture, Hofman hopes that people will similarly be inspired to explore the Nine Elms area. Hippopothames will remain at this location until September 28th, 2014. 

 

Barefoot Street Performer Stuns The Audience With Her Soulful Voice.

This singer has got plenty of “sole”, which is odd, because she’s not actually wearing any shoes.

This amazing street performance by Sammie Jay was filmed by an excited onlooker as she performed her own original song, Killing Me Slowly, in the middle of Covent Garden in London, for hundreds of locals and tourists alike.

(Source: Mo Elnadi)

No disrespect to busking, but this girl should be gracing stages all over the world. She has a fantastic voice and I’d love to see her perform with a live band. In a club. With a bourbon in my hand.