Ramen noodles, food of the Gods.
- Scientists examining documents up to 5’500-years-old say they have found proof that the origins of modern medicine lie in Ancient Egypt, not with Hippocrates and the Hellenes. I can hear a collective “Told you so!” from alternative researchers.
- Ancient Romans built their towns using astronomically aligned grids, according to an Italian study. Marco Polo brought back Feng Shui.
- Glasgow Necropolis is a giant masonic symbol, 37 acres of landscaped metaphor.
- Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a rare 2700-year-old piece of fabric inside a copper burial urn, along with dried pomegranates. Persephone’s gotta eat.
- Restoration work has begun to prevent Silbury Hill from collapsing, and perhaps solve a few mysteries.
- A neat article discussing the Kingdom of Bhutan’s yeti, the mirgu, and the Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary that protects it. Here’s a brilliant photo gallery of Bhutan.
- Forget Salem, there are parts of England packed with occult tales and history. With video report.
- Ghost Radar, a USB ghost detector, alerts you if there’s a change in the magnetic waves within a room. The Bullsh*t Detector is free with every brain.
- South Korea’s LG Philips has developed the world’s first electronic-paper: A4-sized, colour, paper-thin and bendable. Imagine toilet paper.
- A rocket containing the ashes of Star Trek actor James “Scotty” Doohan is still missing after two weeks.
- Strange, orange lights have been witnessed in the skies of Northern Ireland. Jameske’s been playing golf at night.
- It was the 90th anniversay of the Fatima Miracle on the weekend, with up to half a million pilgrims visiting the Portugese town.
- Jacques Vallee has his own theory, shared by other UFOlogists and alien abduction researchers, what the three Fatima children really saw.
- An excellent book about the Fatima Miracle is The Fatima Secret, by Michael Hesemann, edited by Whitley Strieber (Amazon US or UK).
- Researchers have found that at the molecular level, water flows like molasses.
- The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto (Amazon US or UK).
- Once thought to be useless, Junk DNA is a powerful regulator playing a role in controlling when genes turn on/off. That explains why the geneticist said I’m “trailer trash”.
- Microbes survive in space, hitching rides on astronauts and spacecraft.
- Earth’s extremophiles make microbial life on Mars plausible. Ironic the Viking probe killed the life it was sent to find.
- NASA has unveiled a model of the James Webb Space Telescope, to see the farthest reaches of the Universe. It replaces Hubble, which is still going strong.
- New data from the Voyager spacecraft says our solar system is bullet-shaped as it streaks through space at approximately 62’000 miles per hour. I feel dizzy.
- A self-confessed murderer accused of blowing up an airliner and killing 73 people walks free on a technicality, but Gary McKinnon faces life in prison for embarrassing the US military. If embarrassment’s a crime, Dubya is the Don.
- One billion people will likely be displaced fifty years from now if climate change continues, says a report.
- Providing today’s quote, what could you spend $456 billion on, other than a war in the Middle East? As the U2 song goes, “I’m waiting on the crumbs from your table” (the song is 2 minutes in, after Bono’s speech).
Quote of the Day:
“According to World Bank estimates, $54 billion a year would eliminate
starvation and malnutrition globally by 2015, while $30 billion would
provide a year of primary education for every child on earth. At the
upper range of those estimates, the $456 billion cost of the war could
have fed and educated the world’s poor for five and a half years.”