900-Year-Old Viking Code Says "Kiss Me"
900-Year-Old Viking Code Says "Kiss Me"
Man Charged With Arson After California Fire Destroys Home
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A scholar in Norway has cracked a 900-year-old Viking code, and it turns out the Vikings were into graffiti. Jonas Nordby, a PhD student studying Runes at the University of Oslo, cracked the famed jötunvillur code. A secret Viking code that can be found on over 80 Norse inscriptions. Unfortunately, cracking the code didn't unlock any ancient Viking secrets, because it turns out the code was used for trivial messages, bragging, and writing their names on stuff. Basically, the Vikings were like a high school football team that conquered countries.
A man was charged with arson on Monday, July 27, after allegedly starting a fire that <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SacMetroFire/videos/10153523684858470/" target="_blank">destroyed one home</a> and threatened up to 30 other buildings in Elverta, California. The blaze, known as the Browning Fire, was fully contained by firefighters by Monday evening, according to <a href="http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/natomas/2015/07/27/fire-burning-in-elverta/30749889/">local reports</a>. A number of fires, such as the Wragg Fire and Lowell Fire, have threatened homes around this area of northern California in recent days. Credit: Facebook/Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
More than 10,000 people were forced to leave camp sites in the Provence region of France on July 27 as wildfires spread. Thirty mobile homes were reportedly destroyed by the fire in the seaside town of Fréjus. The footage shows a plane flying over a beach before dropping water on an area of smoke in Fréjus. Credit: Twitter/@_pigatto
City of London police released footage on July 27 of what they described as a vicious attack on a 29-year-old man. The man was attacked by a group of 10 to 12 young men, described by police as from an Asian background, as he walked along London’s Tower Bridge on Sunday, May 31, police said.“A group of young men carried out a vicious, cowardly and unprovoked attack on a lone male minding his own business,” Police Constable Oliver Gent from the City of London police said. Police have <a href="http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/news-and-appeals/Pages/Police-release-shocking-CCTV-footage-of-man-being-kicked-and-punched-by-gang-in-an-unprovoked-attack-on-Tower-Bridge.aspx" target="_blank">released images</a> of the suspects and are appealing to the public for information. Credit: City of London Police
Chris Christie took aim at Hillary Clinton at a town hall event in Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday, July 27. Christie said that Clinton was becoming to sound more and more like Elizabeth Warren, moving further to the left to pick up Sanders supporters.Christie said Clinton doesn’t want a repeat of 2008 when, he says, she “got beat to her left by Barack Obama.” <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2179399-cnn-orc-poll-2016-election-9-a-m-july-26-2015.html" target="_blank">Latest polling</a> shows Clinton with a 37 point lead over Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Meanwhile, Christie is among the least favored Republician candidates at four points, with Donald Trump topping the poll at 18 percent. Credit: Christ Christie
After a driver in Vilnius, Lithuania, was spotted driving suspiciously on July 26, police turned on lights and sirens, ordering the driver to stop. The driver failed to comply, instead leading the police on a car chase that ended in a forest near Vilnius International Airport. When arrested, the driver was found to be drunk and to have already received a driving ban, having been a repeat offender, <a href="http://vilnius.policija.lt/index.php/lt/naujienos2-2/5829-dar-vienas-keli-erelis-pasieke-finisa" target="_blank">according to police</a>. Credit: YouTube/Vilniaus aps. VPK
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