February 12, 2019

Mars or bust: bust it is for Dutch mission

Filed under: General,Weird by Orangemaster @ 11:21 am

Back in 2012, Bas Lansdorp of Mars One was planning a reality show on Mars, but that has now officially been scrubbed, as Mars One declared bankruptcy last month. Behind the scenes, there is talk of solving the situation, but for now, nobody is going anywhere.

Some said it was a scam, others including many scientists said humankind is nowhere near ready to go to Mars, let alone in 10 years. It’s one thing for NASA and friends to organise such a mission, but we are now in an era where private companies are working on space exploration and that will change the financing and the goals of space travel. We live in exciting times.

We’ve had some Martian stories about Dutch suits being made for Mars, growing food for Mars and even two Dutchmen wanting to go to Mars. For now, all of it will have to remain in the realm of science fiction.

(Link: dutchnews.nl)

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December 16, 2007

Elderly woman helps catch thief

Filed under: Weird by Orangemaster @ 12:31 pm

Last Thursday, a 94-year woman from Nijmegen basically caught a thief by grabbing his wallet. At noon, the man came to her door pretending to be from the post office. She didn’t believe him, he showed her his wallet with his ID in it. She grabbed the wallet, slammed the door and called the police. The thief eventually went to the police station himself to report his missing wallet and got caught for trying to scam an old lady.

(Link: blik op nieuws)

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