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  • UK Amateur Recreates the Great Red Spot’s Glory Days

    06/12/2015 3:29:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Bob King on
    Maybe it’s too soon for a pity party, but the profound changes in the size and prominence of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (GRS) in the past 100 years has me worried. After Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s big bloody eye is one of astronomy’s most iconic sights. This titanic hurricane-like storm has charmed earthlings since Giovanni Cassini first spotted it in the mid-1600s. Will our grandchildren turn their telescopes to Jove only to see a pale pink oval like so many others rolling around the planet’s South Tropical Zone? ,,, An inspired image prompted this sad train of thought. UK astrophotographer Damian...
  • Harry Reid Might Lose Eyesight After Exercise Injury

    01/09/2015 3:38:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 136 replies
    mediaite ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    In an interview with KNPR that aired this morning, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) revealed that an exercise injury he suffered on New Year’s Day may leave him blind in one eye. “I had a serious injury in my eye, there’s blood accumulation there, and we’re hoping that resolves itself,” he said. “As long as the blood is in the eye, it’s hard to see.” The 75-year-old Reid was exercising in his own home with resistance bands when one snapped, flying into his eye and knocking him backwards, breaking three ribs and suffering a concussion. Reid added that he...
  • Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

    10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,
    Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator. "It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag." He...
  • Albino Cyclops Shark Is Real, Experts Say

    10/18/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News/Livescience ^ | October 18, 2011 | Stephanie Pappas
    In this world of Photoshop and online scams, it pays to have a hearty dose of skepticism at reports of something strange — including an albino fetal shark with one eye smack in the middle of its nose like a Cyclops. But the Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky shark caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing. Shark researchers have examined the preserved creature and found that its single eye is made of functional optical tissue, they said last week. It's unlikely,...
  • One-eyed baby in Chennai, India: update (link to "graphic" photos)

    08/15/2006 8:44:42 PM PDT · by Scarchin · 110 replies · 3,675+ views
    Boing Boing ^ | Aug, 10, 2006 | Scott Carney
    snip - The child was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder, known as cyclopia. She was born with a single eye in the center of her forehead, no nose and her brain fused into a single hemisphere. With such severe deformities, it was a miracle that the girl survived even a few minutes after delivery. Yet now, 11 days later, she has lived significantly longer than other cyclopean cases.-Snip
  • Famous One-Eyed Kitten to Go on Display

    04/05/2006 4:40:01 PM PDT · by Tim Long · 16 replies · 993+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, April 5, 2006; 7:07 PM
    GRANBY, N.Y. -- The one-eyed, noseless kitten that inspired an international debate last year over whether it was a hoax is coming to a new museum of oddities in central New York. The museum founder, who believes in creationism, said the kitten is meant to launch another debate about how science and religion intersect. Cy, short for Cyclops, a kitten born with only one eye and no nose, is shown in this photo provided by its owner in Redmond, Oregon, on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005. The kitten, a ragdoll breed, which died after living for one day, was one of...
  • Ancient 'Cyclops' Wall Collapses

    01/18/2006 3:00:30 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 803+ views
    Ansa ^ | 1-18-2006
    Ancient 'Cyclops' wall collapsesExperts study rubble in central Italian town of Amelia (ANSA) - Amelia, January 18 - Part of a massive wall started in around 600 BC around the central Italian town of Amelia collapsed on Wednesday morning for reasons still unclear . The so-called Polygonal walls around Amelia are famous not only for their age but also their size. Built out of huge polygonal stones, they are 8-10 metres high and about 3.5 metres thick . The 20-metre section of wall which collapsed was undergoing restoration work in recent weeks although activity had been suspended for a few...
  • R&B Singer Gouges Out Eye After Suicide Attempt

    02/02/2005 8:47:59 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 171 replies · 5,319+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 2.2.2005 | Gail Mitchell
    By Gail Mitchell LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Following a suicide attempt, R&B singer Houston has gouged out his eye while on an overseas performance junket.   A brief statement was released Wednesday by his Capitol Records label, saying only, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during this tragic time." According to sources, the singer first attempted to jump out of a London hotel window last Thursday. Prevented from doing so by his security staff, Houston was locked in his room, at which time the injury occurred. No additional details as to his current condition or whereabouts have been disclosed....
  • Cyclops Myth Spurred by "One-Eyed" Fossils?

    08/10/2004 10:57:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 2,032+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | February 5, 2003 | Hillary Mayell
    The tusk, several teeth, and some bones of a Deinotherium giganteum, which, loosely translated means really huge terrible beast, have been found on the Greek island Crete. A distant relative to today's elephants, the giant mammal stood 15 feet (4.6 meters) tall at the shoulder, and had tusks that were 4.5 feet (1.3 meters) long. It was one of the largest mammals ever to walk the face of the Earth... To paleontologists today, the large hole in the center of the skull suggests a pronounced trunk. To the ancient Greeks, Deinotherium skulls could well be the foundation for their...
  • Judge Seeks Answers On Convicted Eye-Gouger's Release (Update #2)

    06/26/2003 1:22:45 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 9 replies · 249+ views
    Judge Seeks Answers On Convicted Eye-Gouger's Release Hearing For Campbell Scheduled For Monday POSTED: 10:30 a.m. EDT June 26, 2003 UPDATED: 10:31 a.m. EDT June 26, 2003 HOUSTON -- A state district judge wants answers on why a man who gouged his girlfriend's eyes with a steak knife was released from supervision without the court's permission. Judge Debbie Mantooth Stricklin has scheduled a hearing Monday in the case of Nathan Dale Campbell (pictured, left), who was released from a state hospital to a San Antonio boarding house where he was then returned to the street. Until the hearing, Campbell...
  • Cyclops Myth Spurred by One-Eyed Fossils?

    02/08/2003 8:01:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 637+ views
    National Geographic NEWS ^ | 02/05/03 | Hillary Mayell
    Cyclops Myth Spurred by One-Eyed Fossils? Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News February 5, 2003 Ever wonder where our worst nightmares come from? For the ancient Greeks, it may have been the fossils of giant prehistoric animals. The tusk, several teeth, and some bones of a Deinotherium giganteum, which, loosely translated means really huge terrible beast, have been found on the Greek island Crete. A distant relative to today's elephants, the giant mammal stood 15 feet (4.6 meters) tall at the shoulder, and had tusks that were 4.5 feet (1.3 meters) long. It was one of the largest mammals ever...
  • 'Cyclops' - Like Remains Found On Crete

    02/01/2003 4:13:57 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 636+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | 2-1-2003
    <p>Skull of an elephant. The animal's European ancestors had similar anatomies.</p> <p>IRAKLIO, Greece (AP) -- Researchers on the southern Greek island of Crete have unearthed the fossilized tusk, teeth and bones of a Deinotherium Gigantisimum, a fearsome elephant-like creature that might have given rise to ancient legends of one-eyed cyclops monsters.</p>
  • 'Cyclops'-like remains found on Crete

    02/01/2003 11:07:21 AM PST · by vannrox · 16 replies · 1,135+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, January 31, 2003 Posted: 2:52 AM HKT (1852 GMT) | Editorial Staff
    <p>IRAKLIO, Greece (AP) -- Researchers on the southern Greek island of Crete have unearthed the fossilized tusk, teeth and bones of a Deinotherium Gigantisimum, a fearsome elephant-like creature that might have given rise to ancient legends of one-eyed cyclops monsters.</p>