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WWII Tank Was Stashed in 78-Year-Old's Cellar

Prosecutors previously found stolen Nazi art in the pensioner's villa

(Newser) - It took 20 soldiers almost nine hours to remove a World War II "Panther" tank from a pensioner's cellar in a wealthy community in northern Germany—and that's in spite of the fact that the German army sent in modern recovery tanks to help confiscate the vintage... More »

Best Way to Store Wine Is ... at Sea

Experiment found that 2009 Bordeaux tasted better after 6 months underwater

(Newser) - Those who want nothing but the best for their rare wines would be best served by keeping their prized vintages in a cellar, right? Not according to a group of French oenophiles, who set out to discover whether wines aged at sea really do age better. Their quest apparently spun... More »

First Austrian Cellar Girl Becomes Talk Show Host

Natascha Kampusch gets gig two years after escaping

(Newser) - An Austrian woman who was held captive for more than 8 years has achieved her dream of hosting a talk show, the Guardian reports. TV had been Natascha Kampusch's main source of entertainment during her years trapped in a cellar before her escape; now she’s seeing “the other... More »

Dungeon Daughter: 'I Never Want to See My Father Again'

Elisabeth Fritzl spends first Mother's Day with 'above ground' kids

(Newser) - The Austrian woman who spent 24 years in a cellar as the sex slave of her sadistic father has said she never wants to see him again, reports the Daily Telegraph. The information was revealed as Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, spent her first Mother's Day with five of her six surviving... More »

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