Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What is the most mysterious/paranormal thing you've witnessed?
A thread at Reddit that will pretty much kill your afternoon.
Wallaby spotted on the lam in Lanchashire - snap of mystery marsupial sparks police hunt
The mysterious marsupial was snapped by a motorist in Winmarleigh near Garstang over the weekend.
Heracleion Photos: Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea
Fantastic photo with links to more. Cool stuff.
Robots Uncover the Secrets of an Ancient Pyramid in Mexico
Mexican archeologists discovered three previously unknown chambers under a pyramid in Teotihuacan, an ancient city 31 miles northeast of Mexico City, thanks to a remote-controlled robot that crawled into the pyramid's underbelly.
Gold-Bedecked Skeleton May Have Been Ancient Queen
Analyses showed that the gold likely came from Ireland or southern England and the amber pieces may have originated eastern England or as far away as the Baltic, researchers say.
And the Carny of the Year Award goes to....
Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2,600, on a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks.
Bizarre dinosaur ancestors followed mass extinction
Bizarre four-legged creatures that resembled demonic dogs and predated dinosaurs branched out shortly after an extinction that wiped out most of life on land, according to a new study.
Deep Beneath Manhattan's Streets: The Construction of NYC's New Subway
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mysterious Hudson River giant head found by Marist crew
Marist crew coach Matt Lavin was on the Hudson River with his team a few minutes after sunrise Tuesday when he saw an indistinct shape bobbing on the surface of the water.
Contradancing: An 1817 tip sheet for dancers
This 1817 lithograph was a cheat sheet for young dancers, meant to remind them of the etiquette called for in various situations on and around the dance floor.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Meet David R. Chan: The Man Who Has Eaten at Over 6,000 Chinese Restaurants
It's a goal that he has consistently kept up with. He keeps a stack of several thousand business cards, menus and credit card receipts. His spreadsheets are organized by name, street and year visited. He has personally witnessed the introduction and spread of Chinese restaurants in Los Angeles from the beginning.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"Man of Steel" trailer confims it - Superman is a Jayhawk
I've long suspected it but the latest trailer for Man of Steel
makes it plain - Superman is a University of Kansas Jayhawks fan. It makes a lot of sense. Clark Kent is from Smallville, Kansas, and look at his costume - crimson and blue, anyone? Not to mention his fine upstanding character. I'm not sure if the film will allude to Superman actually attending KU - he looks too busy saving the world to have spent much time on campus - but I'm pretty confident I know who he roots for when March Madness rolls around. I wonder if Ma or Pa Kent are alumni.
Here's the screen shot from the trailer that proves it, from around the 2:20 - 2:21 mark. Don't blink or you'll miss it. The film from director Zack Snyder (300
) and producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight
) opens June 14, 2013.
Here's the trailer:
Saturday, April 13, 2013
‘Shadow Biosphere’ theory gaining scientific support
Never mind aliens in outer space. Some scientists believe we may be sharing the planet with ‘weird’ lifeforms that are so different from our own they’re invisible to us.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Brown University Students Crack 300-Year-Old Code Attributed To Rhode Island Founder Roger Williams
For more than 300 years, since late in the 17th Century, the shorthand attributed to Roger Williams in the margins of a library book befuddled code crackers.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Olympia Beer offers $1,000,000 for the safe capture of Bigfoot
Olympia Beer (leaving footprints with Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest since 1896) has offered $1,000,000 for the safe capture of the Big Guy. Go get 'em, boys!
See also: Elk Hunters Film Bigfoot in Montana
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