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Rock band finds illegal immigrant hidden in guitar case

The members of Wille and the Bandits discovered two migrants inside bus just outside of Calais
 Photo: Apex News

A rock band returning to Britain in their tour bus after performing in France found an illegal immigrant hidden in a guitar case.

The members of Wille and the Bandits, a blues rock three piece, were filling up their vehicle just outside of Calais on Sunday when they discovered two migrants in the back.

One of the pair had secreted himself inside a case for one of the band's instruments.
Posting on their Facebook page the band said:

Wille and the Bandits, based in Cornwall, has been named as one of Britain's brightest young bands and were voted into the top 10 "must see" acts at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio One.

After members announced they were to go on a BBC local radio station to tell the story of their encounter, one friend Jan Davies posted: "Fame, but for all the wrong reasons!"

Willie and the Bandits

The band had spent several weeks on tour in Europe with appearances in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.  Willie and the Bandits  Photo: Apex News

Girl’s amazing softball trick shot is taking over the Internet

CEDAR HILL, Texas (Aug. 24, 2015)– Trick shot videos can be found everywhere you look online — but this may be one of the best.
Marisa Arriaga of Cedar Hill, Texas, posted a video that shows her juggling her softball bat, knocking the ball off the tee with her foot, kicking it in the air seconds before hitting the ball.
The Vine video posted on Sunday has been viewed 7 million times.

This 920-pound gator set an Alabama hunting record!

Posted by Teddy Mitrosilis

How do football fans in Alabama spend the last couple weeks of the offseason while everyone is worrying about two-deeps and QB battles?

By hunting massive gators.

Check this guy out:

That's a 920-pound gator caught recently in Lake Eufaula and is a new record for the lake at 13 feet and six inches (records are determined by length not weight).
Scott Evans and Jeff and Justin Gregg hauled in the massive alligator on the first night of gator hunting season in Alabama and needed the help of three other men to secure it.
"We are still sore (four days later)," Evans told al.com." It was hard enough to get the head and shoulders in the boat."

It's believed to be the second heaviest alligator ever hunted in Alabama behind a 1,011.5-pound gator caught last year that set a world record at 15 feet and nine inches (that gator cheated, though, with approximately 115 pounds of that coming from a deer in the gator's stomach).

As all of you are probably wondering: What the hell do you do after catching a 920-pound alligator?
Throw a huge Labor Day cookout with 250 pounds of meat. "It won't go to waste," Evans said.

Justin Wilson: IndyCar Driver has died following injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway

Wilson, 37, died following injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Penn., IndyCar announced Monday. Wilson started 173 races in the Champ Car and the IndyCar Series from 2004-2015.

LONG POND, PA. - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car Sunday in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway.
IndyCar released the information on Wilson's condition Sunday night and said he was undergoing further evaluation at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown.
The debris broke off Sage Karam's car when Karam spun into the wall. Wilson's car veered left and directly into an interior wall. Wilson was swarmed by the safety crew and airlifted by helicopter.
"It's just a tough one right now," said Michael Andretti, car owner for Wilson and race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin right now. We're going to see. Hopefully, he's OK."
IndyCar had a subdued victory lane and Hunter-Reay was not sprayed with the traditional confetti.
The American said his thoughts were only with Wilson, an extremely popular driver in the paddock who speaks on behalf of his peers regarding safety and competition.
"All I know is that he was unconscious, he was not responding and he was airlifted," Hunter-Reay said. "That's all very bad. I'm very worried right now."
The accident was a grim reminder of the dangers of open-wheel racing. Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died in 2011 after his car became ensnared in a fiery 15-car pileup, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon's head hit a post in the fence, and he died instantly.
He was the last fatality in a form of racing that saw drivers Scott Brayton (1996), Tony Renna (2003) and Paul Dana (2006), among others, die after wrecks.
Wilson's wife, Julia, was en route to Pennsylvania from their home in Colorado, while his younger brother, Stefan, also an IndyCar driver, was travelling from Indianapolis.
The race resumed after the Karam and Wilson accident with seven laps remaining and Hunter-Reay picked his way through the field. He passed Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and then used a bold inside pass of leader Gabby Chaves to take the lead with five to go.
Chaves then appeared to have an engine failure that brought out the caution with three to go. The race ended under yellow.

Hunter-Reay tried to get an update on Wilson before the race resumed, and again before he climbed from his race-winning Honda.
"I thought Justin was OK the whole time, and I thought he was in the ambulance with Sage heading off to get a routine check," Hunter-Reay said.
Josef Newgarden was second and IndyCar points leader Montoya finished third.
Graham Rahal, who was second in the standings at the start of the race, was involved in an early crash. Montoya's cushion went from nine points to 35 with next Sunday's finale in Sonoma set to decide the title.
The finale is worth double points, and six drivers will head to California in contention for the title. 

Hunter-Reay is mathematically eliminated, but picked up his second win of the season in what's been a disappointing year for Andretti and Honda.
Hunter-Reay was one of many who was discussing safety measures --and not his win -- for the open-cockpit series.
"Maybe in the future we can work toward something that resembles a canopy," Hunter-Reay said. "Something that can give us a little bit of protection and still keep the tradition of the sport. Just to be innocent bystander like that and get hit in the head with a nose cone is a scary thought."
The 37-year-old Wilson, a native of Sheffield, England, entered this season without a full-time ride. 

He latched on with Andretti and was in the sixth of seven scheduled races with the team. The deal was put together right before the season-opening race in March and initially started as just a two-race agreement at Indianapolis.
Sponsorship was found for another five races as the season progressed, and Wilson finished a season-best second earlier this month at Mid-Ohio.
He said after the race that he raced clean and did not take any risks that would have jeopardized eventual race-winner Rahal because Rahal was part of the championship race and Wilson was not.
Wilson broke a bone in his back at Mid-Ohio in 2011. He missed the final six races of the season and wore a back brace for more than two months as he was restricted from any physical activity. The injury kept him out of the season finale at Las Vegas and the race where Wheldon died.
He broke his pelvis and suffered a bruised lung in the 2013 season finale at Fontana.
Wilson said in 2012 his injuries and Wheldon's death did nothing to change his perspective or make him question his career choice.
"I've had the conversation with Julia - this is what we do, and you try to make the best plans if that ever happens," Wilson told The Associated Press upon his return in 2012. "You've got to know the risks and work out if those risks are acceptable. To me, it's acceptable. But I'm not going to stop trying to improve it.
"All the drivers, this IndyCar, we're always trying to make it safer, but at the end of the day, it's a race car. We're racing hard, we're racing IndyCars and it's fast. When it goes wrong, it can get messy.

Additional updates to Wilson’s condition will be released when available.

'Great American Eclipse': Sky Show Will Dazzle U.S. in 2017

Two years from now, on Aug. 21, 2017, North Americans will get an opportunity to observe nature's greatest sky show.

Picture this: The day starts off bright and sunny. Then, a bit later, you begin to notice that, although it is still sunny, the day doesn't seem quite so bright. And still a little while later, it almost seems like some big storm is brewing. Then, suddenly, and without any warning, the midsummer day turns strangely dark.

A few stars come out. Birds and animals become confused and quickly head home to sleep. Night insects begin to chirp. All around the horizon, there is a strange yellow-orange glow resembling a weird sunset. And meanwhile, up in the sky where the sun should be, there appears instead a jet-black disk surrounded by a softly glowing halo.

Then, just as suddenly, the sky brightens up. The stars disappear, birds and animals awaken, and the sun returns.

What you have just witnessed is a total eclipse of the sun.

This total solar eclipse of 2017 will be the first time in nearly four decades that such an event will be visible so close to home. "Close," of course, is a relative term. But for most Americans, this spectacular phenomenon will occur literally in their own backyards.

Contrary to popular belief, total solar eclipses are not particularly rare. Astronomers predict 68 to take place during the present century — one about every 17.6 months. On such occasions, the moon casts its dark, slender cone of shadow (called the umbra) upon the Earth's surface.

Bears frolic at wild pool party in NJ

A North Jersey pool party got a little wild because the guest turned out to be a family of bears.

The Basso family who owns the pool in Rockaway Township, Morris County, filmed a mama bear and five of her cubs cooling off in their backyard earlier this week.

"I thought they would get a drink or just drink out of it for a minute and then move on, but they pretty much started climbing," said Tim Basso.

"My first thought was really, where is the dog and where are the kids?"

With everyone accounted for, the Bassos watched safely inside while Tim's wife started recording the video.

The cubs splashed around and checked out the playset.

"They came in, they experienced the pool, they got it, they seemed to enjoy themselves. They did a little bit of damage on the pool toys and floats and whatnot, but all in all I don't think it was a terrible experience," Tim said.

The family called 911, but there was little police could do.

The bears left on their own after an hour.

London's sky pool will let the super-rich swim through the air

Although the sky pool is certainly architecturally striking, the project can also be seen as symbolic of London's housing problems, with developers in the city often promising to build affordable homes in central areas only to focus on luxury apartments instead. Embassy Gardens itself is part of the larger Nine Elms development in southwest London, which is intended to regenerate the inner-city district of Battersea. Instead, say critics, homes in the $23 billion development are being marketed primarily to wealthy buyers in Asia and the Middle East, with locals simply priced out of the market.