News Briefs 22-12-2011By red pill junkieon Thursday, December 22nd We wish you a Graily Xmas We wish you a Graily Xmas We wish you a Graily Xmas And a happy Baktun! ♪♫ Doomsday countdown begins at the Mayan Riviera: the latest (shameless) tourism strategy of the Mexican government. “Dear Sun: your services as a time-governing body shall no longer be required. Kindly empty your desk. All the best, the International Telecommunications Union” 2012 might be the year we find Earth 2.0. The BADAStronomer’s 6 reasons why aliens would never invade Earth —you don’t invade your own farm, Philly. Survey reveals most American call bulls#%t on White House’s alleged ignorance re. UFOs. Was a UFO hauled through the streets of Kansas city? Err… no. Edgar Cayce, the Hopkinsville goblins, Budd Hopkins & Mac Tonnies, all magically intertwined through Twilight language [Addendum]. Santa is a nano-robotic alien! the shocking truth revealed by the Gralien Report team. Burn after reading: Federal officials ask Science journals to limit deadly bird-flu studies’ details, citing Bioterorrism risk. io9 has an article on the Internet’s favorite time traveler: John Titor. Shroud of Turin not a Medieval fake, say Italian scientists. Evidence found of a celestial procession at Stonehenge. Newfound burial site in Poland reveals the tomb of a mysterious young warrior. Major Snafu: 5 screw-ups on the battlefield that accidentally won the war. Image of the day: Unborn baby’s flowering brain connections. Red pill of the day: Facebook for robots helps droids get smarter. Smarter ≠ more productive, amirite Facebookies? Feliz Navidad to all my Grailer homies! Quote of the Day: “The universe is an intelligence test.” Timothy Leary.