There are few sounds worse than a loud stereo’s bass thumping through the wall from another room. Turn down the Tool, Greg, I can hear it two states away! Also: happy birthday, dad.
- Indonesian scientists refute Australian scientists’ Flores Man findings. Call me a cynic, but I smell the stench of racially-motivated politics here.
- Also causing controversy are fossil finds in a Mexican lake, which could rewrite what we know of human origins in the Americas.
- what about the new species of gorilla supposedly found in the African Congo? No matter what the answer, it can’t be as bad as Michael Crichton’s novel Congo (Amazon US or UK).
- Little people in Indonesia, super gorillas in the Congo … what about killer cats in Scotland?
- Possible Anasazi remains to be excavated.
- Mongolia has megaliths. Mmmm, Mongolian beef stirfry … try the Khan Restaurant in Melbourne.
- A new park in South Africa preserves the memory of an ancient kingdom that was denied by apartheid for too long.
- Largest ever field of impact craters uncovered, suggesting the Earth suffered simultaneous meteor impacts in the recent past.
- Mars Rover receives a mystery power boost. The next generation of Mars Rovers will look like pink bunnies.
- China launches another satellite. The Chinese people satellite-proof their houses and keep a nervous eye on the sky.
- U.S. Air Force report calls for $7.5million to study psychic teleportation. When they achieve success, they can teleport more money from the World Bank and none will be the wiser.
- Accusations of witchcraft in a multi-millionaire murder case. Joss Whedon prepares scripts for new tv series, Buffy the Lawyer Slayer.
- An albino crow is caged in Kerala, India.
- The end of the world as we know it has been delayed … again.
- Is this the most convincing footage of a ghost ever filmed?
- Mystery lights in the Texan sky. TDG’s Bill is putting up his Christmas decorations early this year.
- Not to be outdone, Tennessee also has Unidentified Flying Lights. No, it’s not Venus reflecting light off swamp-gas emitted from the Sunsphere in Knoxville.
- What is the UFO photographed during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971?
- Do invisible comets pose a risk to Earth? Many would say that if we can’t see them, then they don’t exist.
- Cloned headless bodies could be the organ banks of the future.
- An interesting article on a Rohrschach test over Arizona. So that’s where Alan Moore got the name for a character in The Watchmen (Amazon US or UK), one of the best comics ever written/drawn.
- Spammer receives a 9 year prison sentence. Finally, justice is served; but I bet he’s a given a computer with broadband internet access to use in his cell.
- The Taj Mahal is not tipping over, but its minarets are pointing in different directions.
- 2000-year-old Roman Fort is being destroyed by Scottish rabbits. Geez, Watership Down sure has deteriorated since Hazel’s idealistic days.
Quote of the Day:
Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.