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  • Dungeon children speak in animal language (Heartbreaking)

    04/30/2008 2:41:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies · 740+ views ^ | April 30, 2008 | Nick Allen in Amstetten
    The Austrian children kept in a cellar for their entire lives speak their own language using animalistic noises rather than words. Stefan Fritzl, 18, and his brother Felix, five, learned to talk by watching a television in the dungeon where they were held with their mother Elisabeth Fritzl, 42. But their form of communciation is only partly intelligible to Austrian police officers. Police chief Leopold Etz, 50, who has met the two boys, said: “It is only half true that they can speak. They communicate with noises that are a mixture of growling and cooing. “If they want to say...
  • Milky Way's monster black hole awoke 300 years ago

    04/15/2008 12:33:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 739+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/15/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - A black hole slumbering at the centre of our galaxy went into a "feeding frenzy" three centuries ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Tuesday. Located around 26,000 light years from Earth, the black hole, known as Sagittarius A-star (Sgr A*), is a monster with a mass four million times that of the Sun. Japanese astronomers, using ESA's XMM-Newton orbital telescope and US and Japanese X-ray satellites, discovered that clouds of gas brightened and faded in X-ray light when they passed near Sgr A*'s maw, ESA said in a press release. The phenomenon is due to...
  • Blue Jeans Cable Strikes Back - Response to Monster Cable (One Patent Troll Down!)

    04/15/2008 11:46:53 AM PDT · by dickmc · 70 replies · 315+ views
    Audioholics ^ | April 14, 2008 | Andry (Denke, Blue Jeans)
    Not long ago we reported that Monster Cable had issued a cease and desist letter to Blue Jeans Cable about their Tartan cables. Little did the lawyer drones over at Monster know that Kurt Denke, the president of Blue Jeans was, in a former life, a lawyer by trade. Oops! Someone pushed around the wrong "small" company! While we are no legal experts, we recognize humor when we see it. And this is funny. With Blue Jeans Cable's permission, we've included their full response to Monster's letter below. Kurt wants to keep this entire process completely open to the public...

    03/08/2008 10:02:30 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies · 2,549+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8 March 08 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    March 8, 2008 -- A top foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama resigned yesterday after calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a monster." Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard prof who posed last summer for a glamorous pictorial in Vogue, came under fire after firing off the insult. She further embarrassed Obama by saying his plan to withdraw from Iraq could become inoperative if he wins the White House.
  • Top Obama advisor: Hillary’s a “monster”

    03/07/2008 7:45:23 AM PST · by jdm · 19 replies · 130+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 06, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Truth is an absolute defense to libel. [Samantha] Power told The Scotsman Mrs Clinton was stopping at nothing to try to seize the lead from Mr Obama.“We f***** up in Ohio,” she admitted. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Ms Power said, hastily trying to withdraw her remark.“Interestingly, the people in her innermost circle seem to not mind her; I think they really love her.”…“You just look...
  • 'Hillary Clinton's a monster': Obama aide blurts out attack in Scotsman

    03/07/2008 4:43:33 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 75 replies · 550+ views
    The Scotsman (UK) ^ | March 7, 2008 | GERRI PEEV
    HILLARY Clinton has been branded a "monster" by one of Barack Obama's top advisers, as the gloves come off in the race to win the Democrat nomination. In recent TV appearances Mrs Clinton had looked desperate and on the back foot. In an unguarded moment during an interview with The Scotsman in London, Samantha Power, Mr Obama's key foreign policy aide, let slip the camp's true feelings about the former first lady. Her comments came as Mr Obama, whose defeats in Texas and Ohio on Tuesday were largely attributed to a series of negative attacks on him, vowed to turn...
  • BBC: Sea reptile is biggest on record ( measured 15m (50ft) from nose to tail - alligator jaws)

    02/27/2008 9:26:47 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 713+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 27 February 2008, 00:54 GMT | Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News
    By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News A fossilised "sea monster" unearthed on an Arctic island is the largest marine reptile known to science, Norwegian scientists have announced.The 150 million-year-old specimen was found on Spitspergen, in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard, in 2006. The Jurassic-era leviathan is one of 40 sea reptiles from a fossil "treasure trove" uncovered on the island. Nicknamed "The Monster", the immense creature would have measured 15m (50ft) from nose to tail. A large pliosaur was big enough to pick up a small car in its jaws and bite it in half Richard Forrest,...
  • Global Warming Stress Syndrome Increasing, Psychologist Says

    There has been a disturbing increase in Global Warming Stress Syndrome (GWSS, pronounced gwiss) according to Dr. Ron N. Hyde, a clinical psychologist at the prestigious McKitrick Center for the Especially Disturbed. “Since April, there is been a 32.817% increase in public cases of GWSS,” he explained. “The rate now is almost double what it was this time last year.” He added the trend was very worrying to his colleagues. According to literature provided by the McKitrick Center, GWSS was at first a disease confined to academics, where it was thought to be controllable...
  • "Cloverfield" Has Begun...

    01/07/2008 1:25:54 PM PST · by pcottraux · 47 replies · 211+ views
    As you've probably heard by now, "Cloverfield" is a mysterious J.J. Abrams movie that revolves around a giant monster attack on New York as told via a home movie camera (a la "Blair Witch"). The movie, which opens January 18, started a world of hype after its untitled trailer premiered before "Transformers" last year. Anyway, the countdown to "Cloverfield" has begun. There's a fake newscast involving the movie on-line says that a Japanese oceanic exploration company's drilling station in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean has...DISAPPEARED. Something huge destroyed it. The news casts can be views here. Since the...
  • 'Monster' Arctic reptile remains found

    12/04/2007 12:49:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 4,075+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/07 | AP
    OSLO, Norway - Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric "monster" reptile found on a remote Arctic island may be a new species never before recorded by science, researchers said Tuesday. Initial excavation of a site on the Svalbard islands in August yielded the remains, teeth, skull fragments and vertebrae of a reptile estimated to measure nearly 40 feet long, said Joern Harald Hurum of the University of Oslo. "It seems the monster is a new species," he told The Associated Press. The reptile appears be the same species as another sea predator whose remains were found nearby on Svalbard last year....
  • Second Trailer for "Cloverfield" Now On-Line

    11/19/2007 11:54:39 AM PST · by pcottraux · 9 replies · 76+ views ^ | 11-19-07
    You can view the new trailer here.For anyone who may have been following this movie, its first trailer premiered before "Transformers" and started a whirlwind of hype (partially because it had no title, and became known as "the mysterious JJ Abrams Monster Movie)."Cloverfield" is basically about a giant monster attack on New York, as told "Blair Witch" style via a handheld camera.The original trailer was pretty sweet. However, I was afraid the hype was pretty much dying out, as details since July have virtually been non-existant. Even the title "Cloverfield" only became official a few days ago. There are a...
  • Mystery monster returns home after 121 years [Montana][Cryptozoology][Shunka Warak'in]

    11/15/2007 2:27:42 PM PST · by BGHater · 46 replies · 1,925+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | 15 Nov 2007 | Walt Williams
    ENNIS - More than a century ago, a wolf-like creature prowled the Madison Valley, killing livestock and letting out screams that one account said would leave a person's hair standing on end. A bullet from a Mormon settler's rifle ended the animal's life and triggered stories of the creature that were passed along through generations of family history and local folklore. The only evidence of the creature's existence was a missing taxidermy mount and a grainy black-and-white photograph of that mount - which fueled strange speculation about what kind of animal it really was. Now after 121 years, the taxidermy...
  • Hillary Reveals Her Inner Self

    11/01/2007 10:04:27 PM PDT · by gpapa · 88 replies · 258+ views ^ | November 2, 2007 | Peggy Noonan
    The story isn't that the Democrats finally took on Hillary Clinton. Nor is it that they were gentlemanly to the point of gingerly and tentative. There was an air of "Please, somebody kill her for me so I can jump in and show high minded compassion at her plight!" Barack Obama, with his elegance and verbal fluency really did seem like that great and famous political figure from his home state of Illinois--Adlai Sevenson, who was not at all hungry, not at all mean, and operated at a step removed from the grubby game. Mr. Obama is like someone who...
  • Airman Builds ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ Computer

    11/01/2007 4:15:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 83+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, USAF
    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras, Nov. 1, 2007 – In the spirit of Halloween, an airman here built his very own version of “Frankenstein’s monster.” Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Russell, Armed Forces Network Honduras chief engineer, shows off the "Frankenstein computer" he built from spare parts and a shipping box. The computer took about two weeks to build. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Russell, chief engineer for American Forces Network Honduras, is somewhat of a computer guru. When his wife called and said she needed a...
  • Columbia U. students organize: Ahmadinejad is not welcome here (Michelle Malkin)

    09/21/2007 5:42:36 PM PDT · by Stoat · 91 replies · 348+ views ^ | September 21, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Columbia U. students organize: Ahmadinejad is not welcome here By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2007 10:30 AM     Update 4:15pm Eastern. The American Congress for Truth has a petition to Columbia U. president Lee Bollinger. You can sign here.Update 3:30pm Eastern. Mahmoud is welcome at the National Press Club for a lunchtime videoconference. For crying out loud.*** As I mentioned yesterday, Columbia students on Facebook have been busy organizing a protest of the Iranian nutjob’s visit on Monday.Here are some details:WHEN: Monday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 WHERE: COLUMBIA STUDENTS (w/ Columbia ID’s): On campus, outside Lerner Hall NON-COLUMBIA STUDENTS: The Columbia...
  • Monster beefs up security after breach

    08/30/2007 5:32:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 331+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | Aug 29, 2007
    Monster beefs up security after breach Aug 29, 2007 Monster Worldwide Inc., a major online job-search site, said Wednesday it was beefing up its security measures following a significant data breach this month. Sal Iannuzzi, the company's chairman and chief executive, said the company was improving its surveillance of how the site is used as well as limiting the way data can be accessed. Iannuzzi declined to provide specific details about how the new security measures will work, saying he didn't want to make them vulnerable to potential hackers. While Iannuzzi said the company couldn't provide an absolute guarantee against...
  • Monster Jellyfish Invade Gulf of Mexico (Australian spotted jellyfish)

    08/18/2007 9:37:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 10,705+ views on yahoo ^ | 8/18/07 | Robert Roy Britt
    Australian jellyfish that invaded the Gulf of Mexico seven years ago have made a "vigorous reappearance" this summer and threaten to devour native fish, scientists announced Friday. And in the Gulf, with plenty to eat, they grow to monster size. "In their native waters, they tend to be fist-sized," said Monty Graham of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. "Here in the Gulf, they can be a big as dinner plates.” The creatures can weigh up to 25 pounds. The Australian spotted jellyfish, Phyllorhiza punctata, are not dangerous to humans. But scientists say the invasion could pose a threat to the...
  • A Huge Amazon Monster Is Only a Myth. Or Is It?

    07/08/2007 12:14:36 PM PDT · by BGHater · 33 replies · 1,635+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08 July 2007 | Larry Rohter
    RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Perhaps it is nothing more than a legend, as skeptics say. Or maybe it is real, as those who claim to have seen it avow. But the mere mention of the mapinguary, the giant slothlike monster of the Amazon, is enough to send shivers down the spines of almost all who dwell in the world’s largest rain forest. The folklore here is full of tales of encounters with the creature, and nearly every Indian tribe in the Amazon, including those that have had no contact with one another, have a word for the mapinguary (pronounced ma-ping-wahr-EE)....
  • History's worst mass killer gets Hollywood makeover

    06/05/2007 12:49:29 AM PDT · by dbehsman · 29 replies · 1,325+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 4, 2007
    A man who is believed to have killed up to 100 million people in his life is to be the subject of a positive $60 million biographical film portrait, if a Hollywood producer gets his way. "Challenging Heaven" by Steven North will tell the story of the founding of Communist China with Mao Zedong in the role of George Washington. North is currently trying to romance Beijing into offering support for the project. "This is a very positive portrayal of Mao, and we are hoping that once the script clears the approval process, China will come forward with services and...
  • Hellish hairy sea monster cast ashore in Guinea

    05/14/2007 9:31:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 24 replies · 16,187+ views ^ | 5-14-2007 | staff writer
    A strange ugly sea monster was cast ashore in Guinea.