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Night of the Dolphin

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Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy’s cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying ‘toxic dart’ guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet’s smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing

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Poor old Yeats

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According to the Irish Times (sub req’d) the statue of W.B. Yeats in Sligo has been knocked down by a drunken driver. It is a bronze statue, so hopefully can be repaired, although the article in the Times says that the shattered remains have been moved to storage.

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