I forgot to tick the “promoted to front page” box.
- A prospector says he found 400 thumb-sized Buddha carvings washed up on the banks of the American River last month. Tibet’s Dalai Lama was seen buying a pan and shovel, sparking the Wild West’s Buddha Rush.
- Statues of Ramses II, some weighing up to five tonnes, were found northeast of Cairo.
- The skull of Nicolaus Copernicus, the revolutionary astronomer who proved the Earth revolves around the sun, has reportedly been found.
- The remains of a vermillion-lacquered funeral boat were unearthed at Japan’s Suyama tomb.
- The first translation of an ancient, self-proclaimed Gospel of Judas will be published in late April, shedding light on the mysterious Gnostic sect. A movie will follow, including a computer game and action figures.
- Speaking of Dan Brown, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh’s copyright court case begins today.
- Pompeii wasn’t the only town buried by the volcanic ash of Mt Vesuvius; welcome to Stabiae, population 0.
- Advances in research techniques are allowing physical anthropologists to interpret ancient lives by a simple lock of hair or sliver of bone.
- The Flores hobbit was small, but they packed a lot of smarts into their small noggins.
- The mysterious prehistoric Bradshaw Paintings in northwestern Australia are at the centre of a dispute that could rewrite what we know about the origins of humans.
- National Geographic has a great slideshow of prehistoric cave art from France.
- The Globe and Mail has an interesting article discussing Graham Hancock’s Supernatural. There’s a terrific interview with Graham by Greg in issue 3 of Sub Rosa.
- Like a John Cleese comedy, two new species of lemur have been identified.
- Nice beaver. The discovery of a giant beaver fossil that lived when the dinosaurs roamed could challenge mainstream theories of mammal evolution.
- Scientists say they have shown how male homosexuality could be passed from generation to generation — gay genes. That explains the product placement of Levis in Brokeback Mountain.
- I forget what gingko biloba extract is used for, but medical researchers say it also reduces the risk of aggressive cancer in animal experiments. No lemurs were hurt.
- Speaking of lemurs, here are some brand new pictures of Mars.
- A new map of the Milky Way reveals millions of unseen objects.
- A mysterious cosmic explosion has surprised astronomers completely baffled.
- It might be a lemur. Loren Coleman’s Cryptomundo history of the Abominable Snowman.
- It’s not the title of an unpublished William Burroughs manuscript, but the naked skunk found under a porch had many scurrying for gasmasks.
- As if Bill’s ranch wasn’t enough, the offbeat and weird oddities that make up the state of Texas.
- Is there an alien buried in Aurora, Texas? With video.
- Searching for answers to the unexplained, with veteran paranormal investigator Stan Gordon.
- “I dislike words such as paranormal and supernatural,” says Josh Woltz. “Those things don’t exist, all that exists is just a natural world as yet undiscovered.”
- The members of Harmony Metaphysical Church move from one dimension to another. Please don’t let the door-to-door mormons learn that trick.
- At last, hidden passageways opened by fake books and secret rooms underneath stairs is now an affordable reality.
Quote of the Day:
If you haven’t discovered who you truly are, your assumed competence is just a wall of sand against the oncoming tide.