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2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...

2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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