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800 Babies in a Septic Tank? Maybe Not

What happened to the remains isn't clear

(Newser) - The story went that the remains of 800 babies were found in an Irish septic tank—but it's becoming increasingly clear that things are more complicated. Yes, 796 babies died at St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Ireland between 1925 and 1961. But "some of the... More »

Word of Babies Buried in Septic Tank Emerged in 1975

2 Irish boys reported seeing bones through concrete slab's hole

(Newser) - This week's news that at least 796 Irish babies were buried in a septic tank on the property of a home for unwed mothers sometime between 1925 and 1961 was not the first time the presence of a mass grave there had been hinted at. The New York Times ... More »

Shipwreck Hoarding $200M in Silver Found in Atlantic

Haul by US salvage crew promises to be biggest ever

(Newser) - Some $200 million in silver has been sitting at the bottom of the sea for decades, and a US salvage operation has just discovered the sunken ship carrying it. The find promises to be the biggest haul ever of precious metal from a shipwreck. The British SS Gairsoppa was sunk... More »

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