Today’s news contains a lot of animal stories. I thought I’d post them while I can before every creature on this planet becomes extinct due to choking to death on dumped cigarette butts.
- A lone whale baffles marine biologists with its unique voice.
- The amazing Kuzya the cat, who journeyed 1’335 miles through the Taiga, Siberia’s enormous wilderness.
- Perhaps Kuzya was bitten by a kiik-kish?
- A gorilla wake. The gorillas will appear on the tv series Six Feet Under.
- The tools monkeys use. Reminds me of a story Bill posted, how crows are as clever as apes.
- Scientists believe humans still have gills. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase for the dateless, there are still plenty of fish in the sea.
- Why did the chicken cross the road? Now scientists know.
- A grey heron in Hong Kong suspected of being infected with a lethal strain of the bird flu.
- Is chlorinated tap-water bad for you? Considering I have allergic reactions when I swim in chlorinated pools, I shudder to think what’s happening when I drink the stuff.
- Many third-world countries (even developed nations) can only dream of fresh tap-water.
- Smoking is bad for the brain. Anyone who thinks breathing toxic smoke isn’t bad for you has to be a few cigarettes short of a full pack.
- Single smokers are more likely to go dateless. Aw, let’s play some sad violin music … yes, I unashamedly despise cigarette smoking.
- Astronauts on the International Space Station are running low on food. One astronaut can no longer fit in the airlock.
- Look up in the sky tonight, now and tomorrow, it’s the Geminid Meteor Shower.
- Rings of dust around planet-bearing stars may prove how planets are formed. The Earth now has a ring, made of cigarette butts.
- An expert claims Egypt’s Sphinx is the work of a forgotten pharaoh. I expect the head will be resculpted into the likeness of Zahi Hawass one day.
- A 35’000-year-old flute made from a Wooly Mammoth tusk found in Germany. I bet you could play some golden oldies on that!
- Ancient Apollo sanctuary found on Greek island. Did Apollo play mammoth-tusk flutes?
- The world’s oldest backgammon set discovered in Iran. Archaeologists discover the game is still in progress.
- Roman artifacts have been stolen from the Australian National University.
- A Greek farmer has found a major historical Roman site.
- Will a motorway cut through Ireland’s priceless Tara Skyrne Valley?
Quote of the Day:
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin