Life is like a corridor full of doors a thousand miles long. You try to open every door, but find they’re all locked. You eventually get to the end of the corridor and try the very last door, but it too is locked. You turn around, only to see that the very first door way back where you started a thousand miles away is open a crack.
- BREAKING NEWS: 21 people have been rushed to hospital after an outbreak of a mysterious illness at Melbourne Airport.
- Question: What did a 55-million-year-old rabbit from Mongolia look like? Answer: Second breakfast.
- A 70-million-year-old crocodile fossil from Brazil is teaching us what the world was like before the continents were separated by oceans. Don’t you wish you had a name like Uberabasuchus Terrificus?
- A fossilised Chinese dinosaur with feathers on its legs may be even older than archaeopteryx.
- Can the Platypus get any weirder? Yes, it can, but it faces strong opposition from Japanese vending machines containing schoolgirl underwear.
- There’s a $1000 reward for anyone who can catch a four-metre-long giant eel with a football-sized head at a Melbourne trout-farm. Mmmm, it’d taste good smoked with miso paste.
- Homo Floresiensis, possibly the most important discovery in palaeontological (I love that word!) history, has been stolen, and is now being pillaged and plundered. Can you imagine a pirate palaeontologist? A spectacled guy with an eyepatch, a parrot on his shoulder, and wearing a cordury jacket with leather elbow patches. Yarrr.
- An Israeli expedition hopes to find the oldest remains of early humans.
- American Scientist has an interesting interview with Richard Dawkins.
- Here’s the most obvious news story I could find: science in the USA is being stifled by the Bush Administration.
- Do you want to become a CIA agent? Don’t call them, they’ll call you.
- An 87-year-old woman’s wild days of partying may finally be over. Heh, that’s what the authorities think! CIA recruiters will be in contact with her soon.
- A television network plans to broadcast a live exorcism. Hasn’t this already been done on Survivor: All Stars?
- Feel like you’re not in control of your own mind? That’s because you’re not. Well, you are, but you aren’t. Oh, just read the news story, it’ll make more sense.
- A UFO mystery in Tasmania, Australia. Hrmm, I haven’t heard from my sister in a while …
- A review of Aliens: Why They Are Here by Bryan Appleyard (Amazon UK only at this stage). I love the book cover.
- Scientists are using muon-detectors to locate hidden chambers in Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun. Zahi Hawass, are you reading this? I’ve emailed him the news link, I’ll let you all know if I get a reply.
- Do you know <“>how 2600-year-old tombs were built into the steep cliffs of a Taoist mountain in Eastern China? A 400’000 Yuan reward will be offered to the scholar with the most plausible explanation.
- A legislature building in Canada may have been built to occult specifications. Post your favourite lawyer joke.
- In Gloucestershire, two megaliths are believed to cause a tingling sensation when you touch them. Women have said the same thing about me (well, that’s what I dreamt last night).
- Here’s the type of article I absolutely adore, where they talk about an incredible photograph capturing the image of a ghost, yet they don’t show the photo in question. Grrr.
- European Space Agency says there is life on Mars. NASA disagrees. Pick a side and join the debate.
- Perhaps NASA should read this: water spread across much of ancient Mars, creating conditions for life.
- The greatest explosion ever monitored has stunned astronomers. Damn, I missed it.
- The world’s first mobile (cell) phone virus has turned up in the US. It begins.
- This one’s for Bill (mwahahahaha!): why Global Warming is not natural.
Quote of the Day:
We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.