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Mystery of Stonehenge finally ‘solved’

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British Museum: The World of Stonehenge

The mystery of Stonehenge may have finally been unravelled by researchers who say that it once served as a giant solar calendar. Professor Timothy Darvill, from Bournemouth University, said the stone circle’s layout served as a physical representation of the year and acted as “a calendar based on a tropical solar year of 365.25 days”, reported the BBC. Weeks were ten days long and there were more months than today.

Nasa engineers unaware of invasion

Six Nasa engineers sealed inside a capsule in Moscow are among the only people on Earth who don’t know about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, said the Daily Star. The sealed septet have been locked inside the capsule since November 2021 for an experiment known as Sirius 21, which seeks to simulate a space mission. Members of the group, made up of one Emirati, two Americans and three Russians, are set to be released in June 2022.

Pensioners ‘demand refund’ because of war

A comedy club in Blackpool claims it received a request for a refund because the Ukraine invasion made travel from Hull unsafe, reported The Metro. The owner of Comedy Station Comedy Club claims a couple contacted him two weeks ago asking for a refund because one of them had Covid. They then tried another excuse, claiming that “due to events in Russia and Ukraine it’s not safe for us to travel as we are both retired”. The pair added that they had read the terms and conditions of the booking and “nowhere in them does it say about no refunds FOR A WAR”.

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