When He Uncovered This With His Metal Detector, He Didn’t Expect It To Change His Life Forever

When He Uncovered This With His Metal Detector, He Didn’t Expect It To Change His Life Forever

Mike Smith loves history. That’s why he spends a lot of his free time wielding his metal detector with the hopes of finding something noteworthy. However, Smith never expected to sweep his detector over a find as massive as this one. Now it has changed his life forever and earned him about as much money as if he had won the lottery.

Smith from Pembrokeshire in the United Kingdom was out one day with his metal detector when it started to alert him to something under his feet. It was a very strong signal, much stronger than he was used to. As he swept the detector side to side, he realized that whatever was under his feet was much bigger than a coin or a sword.

When he started to dig into the dirt, it was not long before Mike Smith realized that he had found something utterly unique. Now he has become the first metal detectorist to discover a Celtic chariot from the Iron Age. This chariot is more than 2,000 years old and a piece of priceless history.

Back in the Iron Age, high-ranking officials and leaders would be buried with their chariots, as well as a stack of weapons and other prizes.

Because the find was deemed a treasure by the coroner, Mike Smith is set to receive a massive cash windfall. His hobby of hunting for buried treasure finally paid off for him.

Smith loves hunting for treasure like this, but he never expected to find anything this impressive.

“It is, but you’re definitely talking six or seven figures,” Smith said. “It’s the biggest ever metal detecting find, as in there’s never been a chariot ever discovered by a metal detectorist. There have been hoards found, but never anything like this.”

The first artifact Smith found was what he thought to be a broach. However, as he dug deeper and deeper, he realized it was part of a Celtic horse harness. Because he knew that this was treasure, he returned to the same spot the next day and continued to dig up more goodies. The pieces were all red enamel and dated between 25 and 75 AD.

“I knew the importance of them straight away,” he said. “It was just instinct. I’d read all about chariot burials and just wished it could have been me, so finding this has been a privilege.”

Now that Smith has found treasure in that spot, the location has become a major dig site. The site is now legally protected, and Smith was required to sell the 34 artifacts he found to a museum by law. But he was paid well. However, he had to share the money with the landowner, fifty-fifty.

“I still can’t believe it,” Smith added. “Obviously I’ve read other people’s finds. I’ve watched them on telly, and I’ve always thought, I wouldn’t mind finding that, it’s still surreal, and life-changing.”

Because it is the first of its kind, Smith’s treasure is now a highly sought after prize. National Museum Wales wants to secure the treasure for its archives.

Make Sure You Don’t Get The Wrong Shopping Cart At The Grocery Store Or You May Be Calling 911

The world can be a dangerous place, this is an undeniable fact. Nevertheless, life still goes on – letting yourself be consumed by worry and anxiety is simply not an option.

After all, you still have to take care of yourself. And among the things, you will need to do is obviously some grocery shopping to keep your fridge and shelves stocked.

So the easiest thing to do is to head on down to the nearest store – which is very likely your closest Wal-Mart – to pick up your necessities

Alas, with all the sick, twisted people that roam this world, even this might not be safe.

This was something Kelly Bouley of East Windsor, Connecticut had to learn in what is likely the most sadistic way possible.

She had entered the retail giant at about 9:15 pm and had opted to grab one of the shopping carts kindly provided by Wal-Mart.

This ordinary, almost daily action in and of itself should not have created much of a fuss. Sadly for Bouley, this was not the case.

Initially, all seemed well, with nothing out of the ordinary as she browsed the aisles.

Then, as she turned the corner, she caught something on the handle of her chosen shopping cart.

She wasn’t sure what it was, but she could feel it slice fairly deep into her flesh. Understandably panicked, she released her grip of the handle.

It was then she noticed the cause of her sudden pain – someone had embedded razor blade into the back of the handle, the blade’s edge angled to face outwards.

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This, naturally, was a horrifying discovery – especially since razor blades are perfectly capable of slicing one to the bone.

Considering that these instruments can cause severe, lasting damage to someone’s body, it is alarming that someone would deliberately jam these blades into places where they could hurt innocent strangers.

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Even worse still, it was reported by Daily Mail Online that this was a number 11. This type of razor blade was identified by Dr. Katherine Mashey as a surgical razor.

This discovery had alarmed the doctor on two points – Firstly, that someone had managed to obtain a surgical razor, and secondly, that this razor could have been contaminated.

Alternatively, it could have transmitted various blood-borne diseases such as HIV, and Hepatitis B or C.

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The police were called shortly thereafter, where they identified the razor blade.

Unfortunately, there was no way to trace who the perpetrator was. Det. Sgt. Matthew Carl of the East Windsor Police Department explained that this could have been done by anyone with malicious intent.

Wal-Mart has since released a statement vowing to take this matter seriously and check their carts regularly.

It is clear Bouley had gotten incredibly lucky to have walked away without any further injury.

After she got her injury bandaged at the hospital, she got the police to check the remaining shopping carts to ensure no further victims.

Since then, she has shared her story on Facebook in order to warn others.

Hopefully, no further incidents will come of this.

Four Charged With Forcing 14-Year-Old Girl To Have Sex With Men For Money

In Philadelphia Reggie Jamal Fields, 23, Shawn Jackson, 23, Fantasia Gale, 21, and Shaikey Copper, 18, have been charged with trafficking a 14-year-old girl.

A fifth suspect, Angelo Romero, 24, remains at large.

According to police, the 14-year-old escaped after being held as their prisoner for two days, she was forced to perform sexual acts on several different men.

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Detective Kate Gordon from the Special Victims Unit stated that the victim was moved to different places to have ‘dates.’

One report said the young girl managed to escape after convincing her captors that she needed to buy something from a convenience store, International Business Times reported that she left while they were sleeping.

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But it really doesn’t matter how she got away, the important thing is that she did get away and the people responsible for using her have been found and arrested.

The four suspects have been charged with involuntary servitude, unlawful restraint, trafficking an individual, and more.

This whole mess started when the girl had run away from home on April 23.

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She thought Cooper was her friend and she reached out to him. Cooper told her she had to do some work for him, and then he raped her.

At Fields’ house, Gale reportedly put an ad online advertising her for sex.

The 14-year-old is believed to have had sexual relations with more than a dozen men in two days.

Let’s hope that Romero is found soon and all of these monsters are put away for a very long time.

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Here’s Why You Should Start Adding Salt To Your Shampoo

Salt is one of mankind’s favorite ingredients. It’s great for subtle but clear flavor and it has lots of other uses, too, ranging from stain removal, fall prevention, and ant deterring.

But have you ever thought that you can add salt to your shampoo?

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Though undoubtedly a rather odd idea in concept, adding salt to hair products is actually a really good idea.

It provides countless benefits to you, and results appear fairly quickly – usually within a couple of weeks.

Plus, the fact that it’s a completely natural ingredient means it’s safe for you to use.

Here’s why salt is so good for your skin and your hair!

1. Reduce Dandruff (And Other Scalp Issues)

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Dandruff is a very annoying problem, but it’s only one of the many problems your scalp may face. Growth of fungi can be irritating and gross to deal with on a head of hair.

Who could’ve guessed that it takes to prevent or fight these issues is salt?

A couple of tablespoons in shampoo will do the trick!

But what about more serious scalp problems, or severe dandruff?

Wet your hair directly, wash your hair with your normal shampoo, then use sea salt to massage the scalp for about 10 minutes.

Make sure to cover as much of your scalp as possible. Your skin will thank you!

2. Prevents Oiliness

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Do you have issues with greasy hair? Salt is the way to go! It’s no wonder that it works so well since salt can also be used to clean up oil stains around your home.

When massaged into your scalp with your shampoo, it can prevent oiliness and a buildup of grease.

Mix between two and three tablespoons of this mineral into the shampoo you use to enjoy results within 7 days.

3. Helps Hair Growth

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Thick hair in abundance is the goal for most people. While salt can’t grant you this necessarily, it can definitely help to stimulate the scalp so new hair grows.

This can prevent the onset of hair loss, and it can also help stop ongoing hair fall in its tracks.

Just use a few tablespoons of salt within a bottle of your normal shampoo to get this to work for you.

Again, just like with dandruff, direct sea salt massages will work even better!

What salt can you use?

You are now aware of all the wonders that salt can do for your hair. But exactly what types of salt are the best for this purpose?

You can’t just use any or all types – some work much better than others for the hair and skin, and you’ll want the most effective ones.

Here are three great choices for this purpose!

1. Epsom Salt

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This salt is great for curbing oiliness. Plus, when mixed in equal parts with hair conditioner and left on the hair for 20 minutes, it adds amazing amounts of volume.

2. Sea Salt

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As aforementioned, sea salt is great for scalp massages. It is full of great nutrients that provide hair protection and scalp nourishment.

3. Table Salt

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Iodized salt that you likely have in your kitchen is a fantastic option!

Share this awesome benefits with your friends!

Study Suggests McDonald’s French Fries Could Actually Cure Baldness

Countless people around the world deal with hair loss and baldness. But what if I told you that the secret to the long-sought-after cure for this problem lies in fast food?

That’s right, not only are McDonald’s fries delicious (and unhealthy!), they also might hold the key to a solution for hair loss.

Researchers at Yokohama National University, Japan, have found that dimethylpolysiloxane, which is a type of chemical found in McDonald’s fries, might just be able to prevent baldness altogether.

Dimethylpolysiloxane is used in the oil that McDonald’s puts in their deep fryer, and it is meant to prevent the hot oil from splashing.

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So what does this all have to do with hair fall? When, this team of researchers attempted to use dimethylpolysiloxane to stimulate the growth of hair follicle germs, or HFG, in large quantities on mice.

And they succeeded – the use of oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane from a culture vessel’s bottom was transplanted onto lab rats.

This created 5,000 HFG and stimulated further hair growth after.

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But you may be concerned as to why something like this is present in fries.

It’s not actually as surprising as one may think, as the chemical is used in countless different products, including shampoos, moisturizers, conditioners, and lotions.

Unfortunately, though, stuffing yourself with friends isn’t going to regrow your hair – you need a much higher concentration of dimethylpolysiloxane to achieve that goal since fries only contain a tiny amount.

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Hair loss is experienced by approximately half of all American women and men by the time they turn 40 years old.

Contrary to popular belief, though, this isn’t because of genetics passed down from mothers.

Instead, modern doctors have found evidence that suggests patterns of baldness are inherited from different genes from many different family members, and that they can even be influenced by certain environmental factors.

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For the most part, hair loss is hereditary. Scientifically known as alopecia, it is typically passed down from one generation to the next.

The most common kind is androgenetic alopecia, which is known as male pattern baldness. This issue affects a whopping 80% of all men as well as a surprisingly 50% of all women.

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Men’s first symptoms of this condition will be receding hairlines that pull back from their temples to the middle of their heads.

Meanwhile, the first symptoms that women will see begin in the center of the head. Of course, other factors can also lead to hair loss.

Using a lot of chemicals and hair devices can damage the hair follicles or leave them scarred.

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How much hair is normal to lose in a day?

Up to 100 strands are typically lost daily, though that number jumps to around 250 if you have just used shampoo in your hair.

There are approximately 10,000 hair strands on your hair, so we have no problems replenishing that.

But what if you are dealing with hair loss?

As of right now, tests with dimethylpolysiloxane have yet to be conducted for humans, but researchers are hoping to have similar results with them.

They consider it a promising method that could improve a variety of hair loss issues and boost regenerative therapy – so here’s hoping for the best!

Bride Stunned After Groom’s Ex-Lover Crashes Their Wedding Wearing A Bridal Gown

Heartbreak is painful, but the extent to which some people will go to mend their shattered emotions is mind-boggling.

During a wedding ceremony in China, a gleeful bride and groom were exchanging vows when the unfathomable happened.

Right as they were about to seal their nuptials with a kiss, the groom’s ex-lover barged in.

As if that scenario isn’t bizarre enough, she was dressed in the trappings of a soon-to-be bride.

She made her way over to the groom, grabbed his hand, and begged for his forgiveness.

If love is patient and kind, this groom’s ex-girlfriend completely missed the mark.

All the while, the bride is looking on disapprovingly, wondering how her wedding day took a sharp turn for the worse.

At the same time, the groom vehemently denies his ex-lover’s unreasonable requests.

Once he’d successfully withdrawn from her clench, the groom attempted to appease his bride. Not surprisingly, she wasn’t having it.

She stormed out of the room in a last-ditch effort to escape the awkward love triangle. The groom chases after her, but it was likely in vain.

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The ex-girlfriend is left writhing on the floor. The groom’s decision to leave her was made clear at that moment.

9-Year-Old Girl Arrested On Way To School

9-Year-Old Girl Arrested On Way To School

When a 9-year-old American citizen tried to cross the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials apprehended her, kept her in an isolated room, and grilled her with questions for 30 hours while they tried to see if she was telling the truth or not. She was.

All the confusion happened because the 9-year-old girl named Julia Isabel Amparo Medina, who holds a United States passport, walked across the border with her sibling and two friends, while their parents waited with their cars at the long traffic line.

Julia’s mother Thelma Galaxia was with a friend Michelle Cardenas, and they were returning to the United States from Tijuana from where they live so they can attend school at Nicoloff Elementary School.

Because the line at the border had become so long, Thelma suggested that Julia and her 14-year-old brother Oscar Amparo Medina, and Michelle’s two children, walk across the border and catch an Uber to school so they wouldn’t be late to class. It was 4 am.

However, as soon as Border Patrol saw Julia, they were alarmed. They detained her and her brother Oscar for more than a day, grilling them with questions about their citizenship.

Border Patrol even accused 9-year-old Julia of being another person because they didn’t think she resembled the passport photo.

CBP claimed the child “provided inconsistent information during her inspection.”

That’s why CBP officers locked her up “to perform due diligence in confirming her identity and citizenship.”

After the fiasco was made public, CBP sent their public affairs officer Jackie Wasiluk to release a statement to NBC 7 in San Diego. They were frantically trying to clean up the mess.

“It’s important that CBP officials positively confirm the identity of a child traveling without a parent or legal guardian,” Jackie said.

That being said, Julia and her brother missed class two days in a row. Their mother was frantic to find them.

After the nightmare ended, Julia showed NBC her passport which has a picture of her when she was younger – hence the confusion.

When NBC asked why CBP spent 32 hours trying to confirm the 9-year-old’s identity, they went silen.t

“Some specifics of our techniques for determining the true identity of a person crossing the border are law enforcement sensitive information,” Wasiluk said. “In addition, some details of this case are restricted from release due to privacy concerns.”

Not only was Julia detained for more than a day, but her brother was also accused of being a smuggler. They also accused him of other crimes that he did not understand. But that didn’t stop them from holding him without adequately explaining their concerns.

“My daughter told her brother that the officer told her that if she admitted that she was her cousin, she would be released soon so she could see her mom,” Thelma said.

Julia refused to lie to CBP.

The little girl said, “I was scared. I was sad because I didn’t have my mom or my brother. I was completely by myself.”

CBP then forced Oscar to sign a document claiming that Julia was not his sister. The entire situation was confusing and wrong.

Things need to improve.

If You Ever Go To The Dentist And Then Find One Of These Bumps On Your Hand, Dial 911

All parts of our bodies are interconnected in one way or another. This is why sometimes what affects one area of the body can just as easily spread to and affect a different area of it.

This is something that science and biology have told us for a very long time, but sometimes we still fail to realize that these connections are so strong.

It isn’t always easy for us to register that something that infects through the mouth can cause problems in the heart and show signs of the problem in the hands.

Shortly after a young man from Canada went to the dentist, he began experiencing a variety of strong symptoms.

He had a fever, was experiencing abdominal pain, has lost his appetite and was having trouble sleeping due to night sweats.

He had also developed a painful and large aneurysm on one of the palms of his hands.

Doctors ran some tests on him and diagnosed him with endocarditis, which is a kind of infection that occurs in, on and around the valves inside the heart and the heart chamber lining.

This diagnosis came as a surprise even to the doctors, as the man was only 27 years old and relatively healthy.

They were baffled as to how he’d contracted this infection, but as they ran tests and asked him questions about the past few weeks, the truth began to unfold.

While the man had been at the dentist for some routine dental work, bacteria from his mouth had managed to get into his bloodstream, thus making its way around the body.

Blood culture tests returned positive results for the Streptococcus salivarius bacteria, which is a kind most often found in the mouth. The damage that it had done by traveling through his bloodstream to different parts of the body was shocking, but thankfully, treatable.

More tests showed that there was a mass on man’s aortic valve in his heart which was infected, and he also had dead tissue present on his left kidney and spleen.

The blood vessels in his hand had also been affected, which explains the aneurysm he had in that part of his body.

Imagine: just one trip to the dentist and one rush of bacteria into the bloodstream affected this man’s heart, kidneys, spleen, and blood vessels.

Their spread through all parts of his body had also caused a number of other minor complications.

Luckily, doctors were able to prescribe antibiotics to the man that would clear the infection from this bacteria away, all throughout his body, safely.

But these antibiotics could not repair the damage done to his heart’s valve, and being a valve that controls the blood flow into major arteries, it was vital to act fast.

He had to undergo a major surgical operation in order to fix this.

The man is fine and healthy now, thankfully, but it’s amazing and mildly terrifying to think of how interconnected all the parts of our body are and susceptible this makes us to all sorts of problems.

Take care of your body and treat it well, as you never know how it will be affected by the things you do!

People Were Complaining About The Smell, But When We Walked In, Our Jaws Hit The Floor

People Were Complaining About The Smell, But When We Walked In, Our Jaws Hit The Floor

A putrid smell emanated from a building in Toliara, Madagascar. But it smelled so horrible, no one wanted to go anywhere near it. But eventually, the regional head of Madagascar’s environmental agency Soary Randrianjafizanaka could not deny the problem any more. She approached the building and asked the local police officer and an environmental colleagues to join her. She was not comfortable going in there alone.

After obtaining the proper legal documentation, they opened the door. Soary could never have prepared for what was inside. The stench slapped her across the face and left her distraught.

Inside the room, there were thousands of radiated tortoises. This endangered species covered the entire floor and was being hoarded as part of a black market trade scheme.

“You cannot imagine. It was so awful,” Soary told National Geographic.

The tortoises themselves were not stinky. It was their urine and feces that had accumulated on the floor from days of thousands of these reptiles living together.

Soary added, “They had tortoises in the bathroom, in the kitchen, everywhere in the house.”

Soary and her team searched every corner of the home. When they were doing counting the endangered species, they found 9,888 living tortoises crammed in the abode. Among the living ones were 180 dead ones.

Because the tortoises were left in the home, they needed to be removed and brought to a sanctuary. Soary organized the arrival of six trucks. And then the animal rescuers worked around the clock to make trips to and from Turtle Village where the tortoises would find a place to recover. The location is a wildlife rehabilitation facility that was 18 miles from the building where all the life forms were stored.

Over the next few weeks, veterinarian Na Aina Tiana Rakotoarisoa was brought to tears. 574 tortoises died over the next few weeks because they were severely dehydrated and underfed. They also suffered from infections probably due to the fact that they had been abandoned to swim around in their feces and urine. Thankfully, the remaining tortoises survived despite the hellish circumstances.

Authorities are at a loss as to who put the animals through such terror. The owner of the house a woman and two men have been arrested. When authorities arrived, the men were burying dead tortoises on the property. While they were caught in the act, Soary does not know if they’re the masterminds behind the black market plot.

“We don’t know exactly who the big person is, but we know there’s a big boss,” she said.

The president of the US-based Turtle Survival Alliance, Rick Hudson, has stepped up to help the rescue efforts. He admits that the small tortoises would have been smuggled out of the country. The large ones would have been forced to breed.

National Geographic reported that “taking radiated tortoises from the forests is illegal in Madagascar, and a treaty signed by 182 countries and the European Union bans commercial trade of the species.”

Nevertheless, criminals can still find buyers for the rare tortoises. Good thing people like Soary aim to stop them.

Arby’s Employee Spots Helpless 97-Year-Old Vet, Decides To Slip In Something Extra With Meal

At 97-years-old, World War II veteran Doug know what he likes. That’s why he shows up at the Chandler, Arizona Arby’s fast-food restaurant almost every day. There’s hardly a day that goes by that the employees at the fast-food restaurant don’t see the meat lover walking into the establishment for his “regular” order. Because he has become such a staple for the Arizona location, the employees decided they wanted to know more about him, so they sat down and started a conversation with the war hero.

The employees took a moment out of their busy lives to sit down with the veteran and ask a few pointed questions. The first being: “Hey, Mr. Doug, we just want to know what keeps you coming back to this Arby’s location?” reported Fox 10.

Although the employees expected a response that would be fun like how Arby’s knows how to serve meat that he likes, Doug came back with a comment that reminded the workers how short life can be and how we need to appreciate every little thing we have while it is still here with us – because it could all go away tomorrow.

Doug told them that this Chandler Arby’s location was “the only place I can get a sandwich or get something or anything else to eat that doesn’t hurt my stomach.”

Because of his stomach problem, Doug orders the same item every day and sits at the same table chowing it down as if he is part of the clockwork.

Exemplar employee Travis Coye said, “He has a stomach disorder. This is, unfortunately, the only thing he can eat.”

Another employee, Christina Garnage, who has a heart of gold and works as the restaurant manager, said: “He comes in with a walker, as soon as we see him come to the doors, we try (to) grab the doors for him.”

Garnage added that when she started working at the location about 32 months ago, Doug started making it part of his daily routine shortly thereafter.

“He’s gone through a lot being a veteran, coming in, being in a retirement home, but he doesn’t have family,” she said.

Because Doug has been largely forgotten since risking his life for America and the world back in the 1940s, the Arizona Arby’s location has done what the government should have done long ago – they adopted him as part of their family.

This week the Arby’s location called FOX 10 in to snap a photo of the employees presented Doug with a $200 gift card for no particular reason – just to show him that they care. They told him lunch was on them.

“He was shocked, hardly had anything to say,” another manager said.

Because Doug has no one at his advanced age, the Arby’s crew have given him their phone numbers and told him to call day or night. If he can’t make it to the restaurant for any reason, they’ll deliver his favorite meal to his door.

But now the manager has made an offer that Doug cannot refuse – they have awarded him free Arby’s for the rest of his life.