Saturday, June 29, 2013
Philly rapper ordered to take etiquette classes
The judge also told him to stop using the salad fork for steak.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Was Michael Hastings' Car Hacked? Richard Clarke Says It's Possible
According to a prominent security analyst, technology exists that could've allowed someone to hack his car. Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that what is known about the single-vehicle crash is "consistent with a car cyber attack."
Monday, June 24, 2013
Myanmar mystics give supernatural help to Asia elite
Tiny, frail and barely able to speak, Myanmar's most famous fortune teller -- known as ET -- has for years whispered predictions to Asia's rich and powerful, from generals to foreign politicians.
Monday's Flying Saucers
UFO over Stonehenge? Britain releases its last big batch of X-Files
(With pic of UFO over Stonehenge)
Kansas astronomer became expert in UFOs
The sad demise of the Men in Dark Tweed
UFO files: Airmen report 'blob' exploding near RAF base
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The 'Time Capsule' Of Mob Lingo At The Whitey Bulger Trial
The Sopranos gave us a primer on mob language like "clipping" a "rat." But Bulger's Winter Hill Gang and his Boston Irish cohort were the real deal.
Sheep-Eating Plant Blooms For First Time
An exotic "sheep-eating" plant, so-called because it kills and "eats" sheep, has bloomed for the first time at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden Wisley in the U.K.
Man believes he found fossilized Bigfoot head
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Email from Michael Hastings before crash mentions FBI probe
The crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings was ruled an accident by police, but conspiracy theories continued to circulate.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
New York men accused of plot to build radiation weapon
A radiation weapon they also allegedly tried to sell to Jewish groups or the KKK.
According to this site,
and assuming it's the same Eric J. Feight, one suspect is Vice President of a company called Genius Industrial Solutions. Eric offers:
Let me show you creative and effective solutions to the "impossible" problems no one else wants to tackle.
Yeah, I bet. The other suspect, Glendon Scott Crawford, claimed to belong to the Ku Klux Klan and worked as a industrial engineer for General Electric.
"Why don't you come with us? Try terrorism-for-hire. We'll blow some shit up. It's more fun!" - Castor Troy.
Lunch Conversations With Orson Welles
from a new book of interviews with Orson Welles by director Henry Jaglom. In it, Welles contends that Carole Lombard's plane was actually shot down by Nazi agents working in America. He also claims Citizen Kane
is a comedy.
Documentary Alleges TWA Flight 800 Cover-Up
In a new documentary, former investigators who looked into the mysterious crash of TWA Flight 800, which killed 230, are breaking their silence to claim that the explosion that brought down the plane in 1996 was likely no accident, and that the final report on the cause of the blast was falsified.
Jimmy Hoffa search finds no sign of ex-Teamsters leader in Detroit suburb
The excavation of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, the FBI announced Wednesday, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.
Strong evidence of Bigfoot found
Bigfoot enthusiasts claim they heard howls and had rocks thrown at them in Delaware County, Oklahoma.
Professor: Evidence points to Bigfoot’s existence
Three experts disagree on bonding with a sasquatch
In Pa., methods for finding Bigfoot
Village in M'sia in panic over bigfoot print
Occult Illuminator: PW Talks With Paul Kleber Monod
In Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment, Middlebury College history professor Monod challenges contemporary assumptions that the Enlightenment successfully quashed belief in disciplines—like astrology, witchcraft, and alchemy—that were not founded in reason.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The XploreAir Paravelo - the first flying bike - shows off its stuff
Looks like fun but the video doesn't show the landing. That's the most important part.
Search for Hoffa Mystery Endures for Decades
The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain's tip to once again this week break out the digging equipment to search for the remains in an Oakland Township field, about 25 miles north of Detroit.
Mystery Substance Prompts Closure Of Indiana Beach
The substance was "tri-calcium orthophosphate"
which is apparently the same thing as Tricalcium phosphate
Turkey's 'standing man' shows how passive resistance can shake a state
What do you do when your government tries to move you? Erdem Gunduz just stands still. Now imagine a million of him.
The Crazy New Subatomic Particle That May Rewrite the Rules of Matter
While it's far from certain, that suggests that there exists a new kind of particle—currently known as Z(3900)—which is made of four quarks.
Monday, June 17, 2013
What if Pixar remade Flash Gordon and other pulp classics?
It would look pretty neat, actually.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Archaeologists use revolutionary laser technology to find lost medieval city in Cambodia
A lost medieval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1,200 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology, a report said.
Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture
After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world’s most durable man-made creations ever—Roman concrete—has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we build cities of the future.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The Wheel Has Been Reinvented As A Cube
Though based on a square, Shark Wheels feel perfectly circular when riding. The secret is the wheel’s sine wave-like pattern that looks like three snakes spooning each other.
'Flea market' Renoir leads to colorful mystery
Since the announcement last September that the painting — “Paysage Bords de Seine,” or “On the Shore of the Seine” — bought in a $7 box of knickknacks was being put up for auction in Alexandria, Va., an intriguing mystery has unfolded with an assortment of characters.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Season of Terror by Charles F. Price
This new book from the University Press of Colorado
looks absolutely fascinating. I had never heard of this story before but I'm excited to read about it.
Season of Terror: The Espinosas in Central Colorado, March-October 1863
For eight months during the spring and fall of 1863, brothers Felipe Nerio and José Vivián Espinosa and their young nephew, José Vincente, New Mexico-born Hispanos, killed and mutilated an estimated thirty-two victims before their rampage came to a bloody end. Their motives were obscure, although they were members of the Penitentes, a lay Catholic brotherhood devoted to self-torture in emulation of the sufferings of Christ, and some suppose they believed themselves inspired by the Virgin Mary to commit their slaughters.
Until now, the story of their rampage has been recounted as lurid melodrama or ignored by academic historians. Featuring a fascinating array of frontier characters, Season of Terror exposes this neglected truth about Colorado's past and examines the ethnic, religious, political, military, and moral complexity of the controversy that began as a regional incident but eventually demanded the attention of President Lincoln.
Cool stuff, right? Thanks to Jess for the tip.
Season of Terror: The Espinosas in Central Colorado, March-October 1863 (Timberline Books)
Monday, June 10, 2013
Pennsylvania college discovers long lost document signed by President Lincoln