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.
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.