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Stonehenge and that old-time rock 'n' roll

Play the stones!

Stonehenge likely the site of rock concerts

Centuries of mystery has been solved: We finally know why Stonehenge was built. Dr. Rupert Till, a sound technologist at the University of Huddersfield and a part-time disc jockey, says he has tested the acoustics of the stones and is pretty sure that it was built as a dance venue for prehistoric raves. Till tells the Sun that his tests show that the stone circle is perfect for listening to repetitive rhythms. "The stones are all curved and reflect sound perfectly. We reproduced the sound of someone speaking or clapping in Stonehenge 5,000 years ago."


Karma reminded of Gil's good deeds

Gil Steward was in the Home Depot in Auburn, Maine, when he found a wallet stuffed with almost $1,000. Being the honest sort, he took it to the service desk, they paged the man, and he reclaimed it, according to the Lewiston Sun Journal. Fast-forward 48 hours, and Steward was back at Home Depot — because you always forget something — and this time spotted a big bag stuffed with money on the floor. "He thinks he's being tested," said his wife, Dee. Steward took that to the service desk, too, and the money was returned to a vendor. Both men thanked Steward, but as for a reward, he is relying on karma. "I'm going to play the lottery this weekend."

Keeping the cash was never an option

A man in upstate New York found a wallet stuffed with $2,835. It had identification in it, so he turned it in to police, and they had no trouble tracking the man down and returning it. Did the man who found it ever consider just slyly keeping the cash? Seems unlikely, since his name was Abe Lincoln. Honest.

Run, run away

Police knew she'd be back for wheels

Police in Monterrey, Mexico, say that Ana Victoria Perez, 30, is a regular around town and sets up shop with her wheelchair along roadways and asks passing motorists for change. They say that she decided to try to rob a furniture store and threw a rock through the window of the store. The security guard thwarted the attempt but was unable to detain Perez because she got up and ran away. The police thought about hunting Perez and her husband down, but came up with a better idea. They left the wheelchair where Perez abandoned it. Then waited to arrest them when they returned for it. It worked.

Compiled from Times wire services and other sources by staff writer Jim Webster, who can be reached at

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