Who knew Doctor Who’s nemeses the Daleks couldn’t swim.  Volunteers were cleaning up a filthy pond in Hampshire, England when the Dalek head bubbled to the surface.

“I got the shock of my life when a Dalek head bobbed up right in front of me. It must have been down there for some time because it was covered in mould and water weed, and had quite a bit of damage. One of the dome lights was smashed, but the eye-stalk was intact and the head and neck stayed in one piece as I carefully lifted it out.”

That’s a very cool find, and from what locals have gathered, the menace has probably been in the pond since the 1970s when Tom Baker and crew traveled to the area to film a number of episodes.

Thanks for the reminder, Rob!

via the Telegraph

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Stephen Schleicher

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  1. hermit
    March 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    i knew it, doctor who is based on real life. granted a black female doctor is a bit far fetched, but i can totally belive in flying daleks.

    hehe, sorry for the racist, sexist joke.

  2. Rob
    March 10, 2009 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    HHMM I wonder if there are any Cybermen parts lying around?

  3. Carswell
    March 10, 2009 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    I think I woulda wet myself.

  4. Slappy
    March 10, 2009 at 9:15 pm — Reply

    Is L.I.N.D.A involved with this incident? If not I believe that they should.

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