Life is short, and so is today’s news.
- “I really personally believe that the secret chamber of Khufu is hidden inside the pyramid,” Dr Zahi Hawass recently told a sold-out lecture hall in the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia.
- Biblical scroll fragments found in Israel thanks to a Bedouin. To my knowledge, Bono is the only musician to ever use “bedouin” in song lyrics.
- With no help from the Bedouin, the Germans are doing it the hard way, finding 600-year-old papal seals in a latrine.
- How old are the troglodyte ruins of Cappadocia?
- Not much is known of the Taga Stones in Micronesia either. Pictures.
- Elves are real to many Icelanders. Bjork is real to me.
- UFOlogist Paul Kimball says UFOlogy is in trouble.
- The failure of UFO skepticism, according to Dr Bruce Maccabee.
- SETI’s Seth Shostak discusses the great UFO debate over at Space.com.
- Perhaps Seth should speak to John Schuessler about Exhibit A.
- Mmmm, a Gravity Doughnut may make time travel possible. It has sprinkles on top.
- Desert lights in the West Texan desert attracts believers, skeptics, and Bill with a flashlight and a lot of tin foil.
- You can find Greg wearing a tin-foil hat chasing Australia’s mysterious Min Min Light.
- Straight out of a Paul Collins novel (King Without An Empire, Amazon US or UK) Microsoft joins the search for extraterrestrials.
- UFO author and investigator Peter Robbins talks about the NSA’s clandestine desert anomalies at Phenomena Magazine. The anomalies are in the desert, not at Phenomena.
- Is Gary McKinnon, the man who hacked into NASA and the American military’s most secret databases, a scapegoat or a public enemy? An interview with McKinnon himself.
- With a mere two experiments, the Italian Committee for the Verification of Paranormal Events has refuted both crop circles and dowsing.
- It is 74 years since Albert Einstein attended his first and only seance. Imagine that possibility, Einstein investigating the paranormal.
- A planet with three suns has been found, and George Lucas has already patented the merchandise.
- Why is Saturn’s moon Titan smiling? Looks more like a grimace.
- Professor Richard Dawkins warns that we live in a universe too queer to understand. Coming soon to television, Queer Science for the Straight Layman.
- People are strange, when you’re a stranger. I always say weird is normal, it’s the normal people who are weird.
- Why are imaginary voices male? Because if mine were female … I’ll let Kat finish that one of. For some reason I imagine Jameske narrating the news with a pirate accent, yarr.
- Why did the chicken cross the road? To anticipate the future and demonstrate self-control.
Quote of the Day:
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.