It’s damned-near impossible to sort wheat from chaff this April 1st (and every other day), so as usual, caveat lector!
- Swedish archaeologists find Thor’s Hammer.
- Billionaire Clive Palmer orders 117 more mechanical dinosaurs for his Palmer Coolum Resort — on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.
- Ever wanted to see atoms in 3D? Now you can.
- Pesticide makes bees forget the scent for food, new study finds. Neocotinoids block the part of the brain bees use for learning, leaving them unable to make link between floral scents and nectar.
- The chemical pesticide lobby is waging a multi-million dollar battle to prevent regulation of chemicals linked to the dramatic escalation in the deaths of pollinating bees over the past year.
- Sea DMT: God molecule or barnacle repellent?
- Sheriff’s deputies fruitlessly searched the home of two former CIA employees for marijuana because the couple had bought indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables.
- Alfred Anaya put secret compartments in cars. So the DEA put him in prison.
- Mexican drug cartels reportedly dispatching agents deep inside US.
- The campaign to end America’s war on drugs: The US war on drugs has cost one trillion dollars and resulted in 45 million arrests, and yet nothing has changed. I think Mexico and Honduras would debate that last point.
- This giant mesh wall acts like an air filter for Mexico City.
- Alexander Mandon has been buried alive as a ‘cure’ after being struck by lightning 4 times since September. Reminds me of Castaneda. In The Eagle’s Gift, wasn’t it?
- Unintentionally letting down our guard with web privacy.
- How anonymous cellphone location data leave ‘fingerprints’ that can easily personally identify you.
- Government fights for use of spy tool that spoofs cell towers.
- Has cancer-stricken millionaire REALLY left $2 million in buried treasure in the New Mexico mountains? Eccentric ‘Indiana Jones of Santa Fe’ reveals eleventh clue in the hunt for his loot.
- How much gold is there in the world?
- Amazon rainforest is up for auction — to oil companies.
- Our inconsistent ethical instincts.
- April fools’ jokes 2013 – the best on the web.
Quote of the Day:
Danny Porter, chief prosecutor in Gwinnett County, Ga., said he has tried to entice dozens of suspected cartel members to cooperate with American authorities. Nearly all declined. Some laughed in his face.
“They say, `We are more scared of them (the cartels) than we are of you. We talk and they’ll boil our family in acid,”‘ Porter said. “Their families are essentially hostages.”
From ‘Mexican drug cartels reportedly dispatching agents deep inside US.’