A password will be emailed to you.

And the whole scene unfolds with a tedious inevitability….

  • Is this the O’Hare UFO photo?
  • Man ‘reads’ the contents of James Randi’s secret box, and puts in a request for the million dollars.
  • Oldest Semitic text decoded on sarcophagus under Egyptian pyramid from almost 5,000 years ago.
  • Action taken to save graffiti on 5,000-year-old megaliths. Is there a quantitative measure of the amount of years for graffiti to change from ‘vandalism’ to ‘heritage’?
  • Ancient Shinto ritual fueled by lots of sake and fire. Sounds like any Australian camping trip.
  • When the Athanasius Kircher Society meet, the nights always seem to end with walrus penises being waved above heads.
  • Hacking the human life span. Also: can ageing be stopped?
  • A review of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (Amazon US and UK), by Ben Witherington.
  • Do you believe in magic?
  • The Universe as a magic roundabout. Guaranteed to bend your brain if you read it early in the morning.
  • More on that story about Uri Geller coming under fire for his Israeli TV show.
  • Woman’s toe produces colourful stones.
  • New Mexico sasquatch sighting?
  • Completely new mammal species discovered in Peru. Sadly, does not stand 8 foot tall, smell unpleasant or make frightening sounds. Probably rules out Bigfoot, but perhaps we could still shoehorn a chupacabra in there?
  • Humans caused Australia’s Ice Age extinctions. I feel so ashamed….but giant wombat burger is unbelievably tasty.
  • Global Warming’s Smoking Gun is on the table.
  • Alp’s glaciers gone by 2050. But where will the upper class ski?
  • Indonesian volcano caused by gas drilling?
  • Hyperbike has NASA looking twice.
  • Astronaut seeks craft to ‘bump’ asteroids out of Earth collision path.
  • Planetary Society petitions President Bush to save space science.
  • An ambitious plan to make Mars habitable within 1,000 years. Hopefully our trade-in lasts that long.
  • Patient fixes hospital machine so his own operation can go ahead.
  • Military builds robotic insects. And they feel well proud of themselves, until they realise that when the enemy get their hands on the same technology, things go pear-shaped. The idiotic story of advancing military technology, summed up in one sentence.
  • It’s a good thing then that the US military has invented this heat ray. That’ll show them! For now anyway.
  • Boy’s screaming kills 443 chickens.
  • How to isolate stem cells from a placenta. A home DIY guide. “Don’t throw away the placenta once done; it makes for a nutricious breakfast when cooked with eggs.”
  • The blue apples of Rennes le Chateau.

Thanks Baldrick.

Quote of the Day:

No one – and I repeat, no one – has ever died for a flag. See, a flag … is just a piece of cloth. They may have died for freedom, which is also the freedom to burn the flag, see. That’s freedom.

Bill Hicks