KLINGON AND PROSPER
LONDON (AP) —Star Trek fans in England are being offered free tickets to some upcoming concert events based on films. The only thing is, they have to order the tickets in Klingon. The Royal Albert Hall is presenting Star Trek – In Concert and Star Trek Beyond – In Concert in June. To celebrate, it is giving away 10 tickets to the Films In Concert screenings to people who place their order using the Star Trek franchise language.
UNDATED (AP) — Think that your tattoos are something special? Not so fast. Experts at the British Museum say the world’s oldest figurative tattoos have recently been discovered on an Egyptian mummy there. That’s 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. They are tattoos of a wild bull, a symbol of power and virility, and a Barbary sheep were found on an Egyptian male mummy dating to between 3341 and 3017 BC.
BREAD TO BREW
BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — Two friars in Maine say they are closing down their iconic bakery to open up a brewery. The Bangor Daily News reports Friar’s Bakehouse in Bangor will close after more than 18 years. Franciscan Brothers Donald Paul and Kenneth Leo say they plan to open their new venture later this month, the Friar’s Brewhouse Tap Room. It’ll be located in Bucksport, much closer to their monastery.
NATIONALS MANAGER CALLS IN CAMELS
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hump day had a more tangible meaning for the Washington Nationals. New manager Dave Martinez had a trio of camels brought to spring training camp this week — four-legged visual aids to help players launch a journey aimed at getting over the franchise’s playoff hump. The Nationals have reached the playoffs in four of the last six seasons but have not won a postseason series since relocating to Washington ahead of the 2005 season. First base coach Tim Bogar and third base coach Bob Henley rode camels onto the field. They parked their camels on each side of the walkway that leads from the meeting area to the practice fields, and players walked between. When it was over, Bogar turned to his teammates saying: “All I’ve got to ask you guys is, Can you still smell me?”
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A milkman is accused of hiding marijuana, tobacco and mobile phones inside milk cartons and smuggling them into an Ohio prison. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Ray Adams was in contact with an inmate at Lebanon Correctional Facility who facilitated the deliveries and set up payments. Adams allegedly made thousands of dollars sneaking the items in over time.
TO COIN A PHRASE
LONDON (AP) — Britain is unveiling a new collection of coins. They call them “quintessentially British.” The Royal Mint says in all there will be 26 new coins — an A to Z of what makes the country great. The coins feature images of James Bond, fish and chips, an English breakfast, the Loch Ness Monster and even “queuing.” The English breakfast coin depicts a fried egg, bacon, sausages, tomato and beans, while the James Bond coin says: “007.”