News Briefs 27-06-2005

The news isn't late. I've just given you all an extra day to finish reading Kat's Friday news. Let's begin with breakfast ...

  • A massive UFO fleet was sighted over Xalapa, Mexico. No confirmation yet if the Governor's function was a non-alcoholic event.
  • A candidate for a Mexican state governership is gaining energy from UFOs, according to campaign aides. George W. Bush orders the hiring of cheap Mexican labour.
  • Ten things you should do if you encounter a UFO. TDG-news-editor sarcasm is not on the list.
  • Do gigantic organisms inhabit our skies, and are they mistaken for UFOs? It could explain why UFO sightings seem to have begun with commercial airlines, and have increased ever since.
  • A crop circle in Wisconsin was not a hoax, but now it is a fake. If a believer can admit a crop circle is a fake, why can't the hoaxers admit they don't fake everything?
  • No signs of Doug & Dave around the Firs, in Wiltshire UK.
  • Estelle Nora Harwit Amrani may have had a hand in creating the Firs crop circle.
  • Phenomena Magazine has an interesting interview with Crop Circle researcher Andy Thomas.
  • Evidence of a Roman Road causes controversy in the UK.
  • Pieces of a 3'500-year-old gold mask have been found in Bulgaria.
  • An attempt to smuggle almost 1500 artifacts from Afghanistan, some of them more than 6'500-years-old, has been foiled.
  • In Turkey, the 1'800-year-old city of Allianoi will be flooded to make a new dam.
  • New techniques in underwater archaeology are unearthing (pun intended) incredible treasures of the ancient Greek world.
  • A fourth poem by Sappho has finally been revealed after 2'600-years.
  • The world's first Psychic Museum has opened in York. The museum itself isn't psychic, but you never know ...
  • In Edinburgh Scotland, an exhibition centre will allow visitors to explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster without getting wet.
  • At the very boring Melbourne Museum in Australia, you can find me in the Egyptian Tomb Room on Sundays, as part of the Ancient Egypt and the Afterlife exhibition. I promise I won't do a Zahi.
  • Also Down Under, big cats and Tasmanian Tigers are out there according to an independent researcher. Better out there than in here, if you ask me.
  • Mystery footprints in the Kimberley may be of a big cat, an unknown creature ... or even a yowie.
  • An ancient bone is not from a Napoleonic monkey spy. I want a Napoleonic monkey spy for a pet!
  • Are earthquakes caused by stamping dwarves, belligerent giant catfish, or belligerent dwarves stamping on giant catfish?
  • Dust blown from Africa to Florida may be causing havoc with localised climates. In Japan, they shovel the Chinese sand and pollution from their driveways like snow.
  • The EU wants a list of 1500 toxic chemicals to be published. There isn't enough room on a cigarette packet ...
  • Earth's population contains nearly 6.5 billion human beings, more than half of them living in just six countries. They'll be selling real estate in Antarctica soon.
  • Poverty in Africa is frighteningly out of control, but positive changes can be achieved. The One Campaign is one such effort, and Live 8 isn't too far behind.
  • A Geneticist searches for the DNA of "Adam", the first human. What if Adam doesn't want his DNA to be found?
  • Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes has many interesting things to say about evolution and "intelligent design".
  • Stem-cell science stirs debate in the Muslim world.
  • If you feel like going postal after today's news, then try electric bullets.
  • Can plastics revolutionise the automotive industry? Or will it be alternative energy sources such as hydrogen? Or will the breakthrough be made by a barefoot tinkerer in India? The future of the car is interesting, so long as the car doesn't go postal and try to kill me.
  • No more links. I'm exhausted trying to match Kat's news effort.

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars: and they pass by themselves without wondering.

St Augustine

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earthling's picture
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22 November 2004
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Perhaps the tobacco companies can just list 1 of the toxic components on each pack, and smokers can collect the labels until they have all of them? Then they could get a free engraving on the tombstone.

Kat's picture
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1 May 2004
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That's a great idea, earthling. Kind of like collecting chocolate frog cards - only without having to worry about the frog jumping. ;-)

Kat

PM's picture
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28 January 2005
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say microscript
and buy a microscope
so it keeps you busy for a while
and PERHPS you forget smoking
anyway exhausting oneself by getting many similar labels gives an effectum oppositum (latins may laugh)