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New Video Of Frantic Evacuation Of Sinking Italian Cruise Concordia

Just before the first anniversary of the deadly sinking of the Italian cruise ship, La Repubblica daily's website posts a never-before-seen video of the final desperate moments.

LA REPUBBLICA (Italy)

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ROME- A new video showing the evacuation of passengers from sinking cruise ship Costa Concordia has been obtained by Rome daily La Repubblica.

The video is taken from the shore of the Tuscan island of Giglio and shows passengers having to jump from the ship onto life boats in order to be evacuated. With the ship already on its side, passengers can be seen dangerously close to the water as they await rescue. Camera flashes and torches can be seen lighting up the night, while panicked voices and the crashing sound of dishes are audible in the never-before-seen clip.

The massive ship partially sank on the night of January 13 2012 when it ran aground off the coast of Tuscany. There were 4,229 passengers on board; 32 of them died, two are still missing and dozens were injured. Captain Francesco Schettino is expected to be indicted within weeks after this Sunday's anniversary.

Video via La Repubblica


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Costa Concordia on January 14 2012. Photo by Rvongher via Wikipedia

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Erotic Waffle Shop In Spain Under Fire For Genitalia Nativity Scene

The racy pastry scene in the holiday shop window in the city of Seville is no joking matter in the traditional Catholic country. Now "Josephallus" and family might land this local wafflemaker in court.

La Vergueria's very own nativity scene

La Vergueria Sevilla via Instagram

La Vergueria is a small shop located in the heart of old Seville and its specialty is waffles — erotic waffles, to be more precise. Their desserts are shaped either into vaginas (vergofre) or penises (chochofre) and covered in the topping of your choice. Their unusual menu, which gained them some national notoriety and steady LGBTQ+ support, also includes other kind or sexually-referenced sweets, such as boob-shaped lollipops or fruit-flavored ice pop penises for summer.

On normal days, La Vergueria's window is decorated with an assortment of random stuffed genitalia, but as Christmas approached this year, the owner went for a very un-traditional nativity scene with his X-rated products. So now in the store window, passersby see a "Josephallus" and "Vagina Mary" looking over the little holy one.

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