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  • The old lignite skull

    01/22/2003 12:45:54 PM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies · 1,007+ views
    Fortean Times Issue FT 139 ^ | November 2000 | Michel Granger & Francois De Sarre
    The old lignite skull ANOTHER MYSTERY SKULL... THIS TIME AN ANCIENT EUROPEAN WHICH, SAY FRANCOIS DE SARRE AND MICHEL GRANGER, COULD CHALLENGE THE OFFICIAL VIEW OF HUMAN ORIGINS. 0fficially, the origin of the first true Humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) dates back 2.5 million years. Before this time lived other hominids whose bones cannot be confused with those of Homo's lineage. Against this background, we have the 2oo-year old enigma of an 'impossibly' ancient humanoid skull from the mining town of Freiberg, in Saxony, Germany, which, if verified, could be more than 10 million years old - far older than...
  • Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna

    01/21/2003 4:27:46 PM PST · by vannrox · 99 replies · 1,799+ views
    Unknown Country ^ | 21-Jul-2001 | WHITLEY STRIEBER
    Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna 21-Jul-2001 Between 1962 and 1979 the NSF Polar Research Vessel Object Photographed by USNS Eltanin Eltanin surveyed Antarctic waters, studying the ocean and ocean bottom. In 1964, the ship photographed an unusual object at a depth of 13,500 feet. At the time, there was no submarine that could have carried a piece of technology to this depth. The object appears to be a pole rising from the ocean floor with twelve spokes radiating from it, each ending in a sphere. The spokes are at fifteen degree angles to each other. It is located approximately 1,000...
  • Contemporary African Pterodactyls?

    01/21/2003 3:31:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 34 replies · 2,477+ views
    Strange ARK ^ | FR Post 1-20-03 | M.D.W. Jeffreys, M.A., Ph.D.
    Cryptozoology, BioForteana, Zoological Oddities, Unusual Natural History Cryptozoology FilesAfrican PterodactylsM.D.W. Jeffreys, M.A., Ph.D. In September, 1939, the West African Review contained an article "Living Monster or Fabulous.Animal?" Readers will recollect that some years earlier there had been a type of "Challenger Expedition" into Central Africa to search the Iruwuni forests of the Belgian Congo for a huge, mysterious, antedeluvian monster. "Is the Brontosauros still alive in the morasses of the Congo?" were the headlines in some of the London papers. No report of the traces of any such monsters ever appeared, and I was not surprised. I had been...
  • Man as old as Coal? (Why are the test results dismissed without reason?)

    01/20/2003 2:55:58 PM PST · by vannrox · 44 replies · 1,251+ views
    Ed Conrad web site ^ | VARIOUS - FR post 1-15-03 | Ed Conrad
    Man as Old as Coal? Are Scientists afraid of Ed Conrad? Wrote Bill O'Brien: "There was a time when Conrad regarded the integrity of the scientific establishment as beyond reproach. But after seven years of dealing with paleontologists and archaeologists, he said he has found them to be a devious and untrustworthy bunch whose actions in relation to him have been downright dishonest and deceitful." "Conrad believes his discovery has frightened members of the archeological/ paleontological establishment out of their wits. They dread the truth, he says, because they know their cozy little clique will be gone with the...
  • Gaelic-speaking 'ghost' caught on recording

    01/17/2003 5:47:07 PM PST · by vannrox · 59 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Fri 17 Jan 2003 | CLAIRE SMITH
    Fri 17 Jan 2003 Gaelic-speaking 'ghost' caught on recording CLAIRE SMITH NEW evidence of ghosts in Edinburgh’s underground city have been recorded on tape by a radio producer. Debbie McPhail claims to have made a recording of a ghoulish voice hissing the words: "Get out" or "Go away" in Gaelic. Mrs McPhail described herself as "a cynical person by nature" - but said she had no explanation for the ghostly voice. The otherworldly voice ruined a recording she was making in Edinburgh underground vaults with the former rugby international Norrie Rowan, who owns a section of the underground city....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 1-14-03

    01/14/2003 5:08:41 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 10 replies · 197+ views
    NASA ^ | 1-14-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 January 14 0313-192: The Wrong Galaxy Credit: W. Keel (Univ. Alabama), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.), F. Owen (NRAO), AUI,NSF, NASA Explanation: Centered above is distant galaxy 0313-192, some one billion light-years away. Radio emission from the galaxy has been mapped by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array and is shown in red, composited with a visible light image from the Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced...
  • Your favorite Obscure Store stories of 2001. (Strange but True - Favorites)

    12/15/2002 5:57:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 355+ views
      Your favorite Obscure Store stories of 2001 JIM ROMENESKO: Many of my favorite stories of '01 have already been mentioned, but here are a few others: > Man jailed for saying his McNuggets were "shit" > Man arrested for having sex with chicken at motel > Condom in toothpaste leads to man's heart attack > Student's pants catch fire during drama skit CRAIG STAFFORD: The articles linked on Romenesko always brighten my day. The Darwin Awards have nothing on these people! You are everything Jay Leno's HEADLINES should be if, oh say, Leno didn't suck so badly (and...
  • Is rhyme a crime of judicial decorum when people implore 'em?

    12/08/2002 9:26:22 AM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 385+ views
    Pitsburgh post-gazette ^ | 12-8-2002 | Brian O'Neill
    Is rhyme a crime of judicial decorum when people implore 'em? Sunday, December 08, 2002 It seems more a question for Jerry Springer than for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A 45-year-old multimillionaire meets a 17-year-old girl working in a ski shop. They begin a two-year courtship. He gives her a car, a couple of credit cards and sets her up in an apartment. Finally he proposes, handing her an engagement ring -- with a fake diamond. They get married, but not before she signs a prenuptial agreement. She agrees that about all she'll keep after a divorce is $3,500 for...
  • Excavations at Karnak Temple complex... with rewarding results.

    11/28/2002 7:36:37 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 ^ | FR Post 11-27-2002 | Nevine El- Aref
      21 - 27 November 2002 Issue No. 613Heritage Current issuePrevious issueSite map Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Send a letter to the Editor Recommend this page Print-friendly Fruitful seasons Excavations at Karnak Temple complex have been focusing on areas hitherto little explored, with rewarding results. Nevine El-Aref takes a look Priests of the first millennium BC resided in the area beyond the fourth pylon of the Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. It is here and at the temenos (outer temple) wall built by the same Pharaoh, the Osirian zone, and the courtyard between the eighth and ninth...
  • BioWar - (VERY unusual and interesting article on secret NSA developments...)

    11/25/2002 5:25:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 359+ views
    Wired Magazine Archives ^ | FR Post 11-25-2002 (Issue 4.11 - Nov 1996 ) | Ed Regis
    Issue 4.11 - Nov 1996 BioWar Wake-up call! Some of the world's farthest-out, cutting-edge, and high-technodazzle biotech thinking is now being done not by scientists and academics, but by the military. By Ed Regis On May 9 1996, by email, I received an invitation to attend a biotechnology workshop at the Army War College. The combination did not add up - not immediately. The biotech industry, after all, was engaged mainly in making new drugs or making old ones by new methods: you fiddled with the genes of certain microorganisms and tricked them into producing insulin, human growth hormone,...
  • Breaking the Law of Gravity

    11/25/2002 5:15:47 PM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies · 3,720+ views
    Wired Magazine Archives ^ | FR Post 11-25-2002 (Issue 6.03 - Mar 1998 ) | By Charles Platt
    Issue 6.03 - Mar 1998 Breaking the Law of Gravity By Charles Platt Skeptics had a field day when a scientist claimed in 1996 that gravity could be negated. Now his findings are being investigated in laboratories worldwide. In 1996, Russian émigré scientist Eugene Podkletnov was about to publish a peer-reviewed article in the respected British Journal of Physics-D - proving, he claimed, that gravity could be negated. Then a London newspaper publicized his conclusions, and the skeptics had a field day. Everyone knew you couldn't mess with the law of gravity - Einstein himself had said so. Podkletnov...
  • Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs

    10/24/2002 1:32:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 100 replies · 1,069+ views
    Scientist Says Ostrich Study Confirms Bird "Hands" Unlike Those Of Dinosaurs CHAPEL HILL -- To make an omelet, you need to break some eggs. Not nearly so well known is that breaking eggs also can lead to new information about the evolution of birds and dinosaurs, a topic of hot debate among leading biologists. Drs. Alan Feduccia and Julie Nowicki of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have done just that. They opened a series of live ostrich eggs at various stages of development and found what they believe is proof that birds could not have descended...
  • The Monolith of Pokotia (Sumerian Language etched on Ancient Mesopotamian Items)!

    10/19/2002 10:28:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies · 6,052+ views
    Bernardo Biadós Yacovazzo & Freddy Arce, ^ | FR Post 10-19-2002 | Bernardo Biadós Yacovazzo & Freddy Arce
    Introduction - Investigations of Bolivia Fuente Magna and the Monolith of Pokotia The following material is reprinted by permission from Bernardo Biadós Yacovazzo & Freddy Arce, OIIB - Omega Institute Investigations (Bolivia), INTI - NonGovernmental Organizacion (Bolivia). A large stone vessel, resembling a libation bowl, and now known as the Fuente Magna, was originally discovered in a rather casual fashion by a country peasant from the ex-hacienda CHUA, property of the Manjon family situated in the surrounding areas of Lake Titicaca about 75/80 km from the city of La Paz. The site where it was found has not been...
  • A site in Oregon could shake America's view of history, says Sanjida O'Connell

    10/19/2002 10:11:55 AM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies · 620+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 10-19-2002 | Sanjida O'Connell
    Archaeologists split hairs over first arrivalsA site in Oregon could shake America's view of history, says Sanjida O'Connell Sanjida O'Connell Thursday October 17, 2002The GuardianWoodburn is a small agricultural town in the US state of Oregon. Next to the high school is Mammoth Park. It sounds cheesy, but Mammoth Park is a paleoarchaeological site whose findings could shake America's view of her history. In suitably prosaic fashion, the site was discovered in 1987, when local authorities tried to install a sewer line. At depths of 5m, workers found huge bones, but said nothing and took them home. Now, Mammoth Park...

    10/12/2002 6:55:14 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies · 2,685+ views
    Drudge Link to Rapid City Journal ^ | 10-12-2002 | By Denise Ross, Journal Staff Writer
    Possible voter fraud worker named By Journal staff and AP Officials for the South Dakota Democratic Party responded Friday to allegations of voter-registration fraud, saying that two invalid absentee ballot applications now under investigation were submitted by an independent contractor with the Democratic Party. The contractor was identified as Becky Red Earth- Villeda, who also goes by the name Maka Duta. She was fired after the invalid applications were discovered, according to a news release from the Democratic Party. Associated Press attempts to reach Red Earth-Villeda on Friday were unsuccessful. The Dewey County auditor had notified party officials Oct. 3...
  • The Pyramid mystery

    10/12/2002 8:27:02 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 1,079+ views
    Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 ^ | 10 - 16 October 2002 | Nevine El-Aref
    The Pyramid mystery There is much speculation about the Great Pyramid and why its design followed such an elaborate pattern. Nevine El-Aref studies the options. The Giza Pyramids: do they mirror the stars? The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza has been in the limelight again. This time attention is focusing on one of its lingering questions: why were small shafts built into its structure, and what is behind the so-called "blocking stone"? While probing last month with a pint-sized robot inside the southern shaft leading from the Pyramid's Queen's Chamber -- broadcast live on television -- the National...
  • Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea!

    10/12/2002 8:19:23 AM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies · 642+ views
    UPI ^ | Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM | (Reported by Charles Choi, UPI Science News, in New York)
    Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea UPI Science News From the Science & Technology Desk Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Royal Swedish Navy said Tuesday it has discovered an underwater mystery shipwreck with skulls littering its centuries-old wooden decks. The sailing ship, which marine archaeologists think is more than 200 years old, was found standing upright on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The reason for why it sank is so far an enigma, because its hull and masts remain perfectly intact. "We don't have any clues whatsoever right now on what made...
  • Sand-covered Huns city unearthed

    10/12/2002 8:10:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 368+ views
    China Daily ^ | 10-9-2002
    Sand-covered Huns city unearthed! 10/08/2002 XI'AN: Chinese archaeologists recently discovered a unique, ancient city which has lain covered by desert sands for more than 1,000 years. It is the first ruined city of the Xiongnu (Huns) ever found, said Dai Yingxin, a well-known Chinese archaeologist. The Xiongnu was a nomadic ethnic group, who for 10 centuries were tremendously influential in northern China. The unearthed city occupies 1 square kilometre in Jingbian County, in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, adjacent to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north of the country. It is believed that the city was built by more...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-10-02

    10/10/2002 1:16:53 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 382+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-10-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 October 10 Dusty Environs of Eta Carinae Credit: MSX, IPAC, NASA Explanation: Eta Car is a massive star, but it's not as bright as it used to be. Now only easily visible in binoculars or a small telescope, Eta Carinae has a history of spectacular flaring and fading behavior. In fact, in April of 1843 Eta Car briefly became second only to Sirius as the brightest star...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-03-02

    10/02/2002 11:54:06 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 282+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-03-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 October 3 V838 Mon: Mystery Star Credit: Lisa Crause (Univ. Cape Town), Warrick Lawson (Australian Defence Force Academy) Explanation: A leading candidate for the most mysterious star found in recent times is variable star V838 Monocerotis. At a distance of about 8,000 light-years, V838 Mon was discovered to be in outburst in January of this year. Initially thought to be a familiar type of classical nova, astronomers...
  • Despite equality, women today still prefer gentlemen

    09/19/2002 5:26:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 78 replies · 736+ views
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 9-20-02 | By Sarah Womack Social Affairs Correspondent
    Despite equality, women today still prefer gentlemen Working out the difference between chivalry and sexism may be a minefield for men, but most women would prefer them to be more gallant, a survey has found. While acknowledging that the sexual revolution is partly to blame for the destruction of the old- fashioned gentleman, half of women say men have little concept of social etiquette, politeness or courtesy. They accuse men of behaving like gentlemen only when it suits them, although that view is held by seven out of 10 men themselves. One in 50 men say gentlemanly behaviour is for...
  • Iraqi scientist says materials for nuclear bombs in hand!

    09/16/2002 9:51:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies · 500+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 9-16-02 | By Paul Martin
    <p>"The beauty of the present system is that the units are each very small, and in the four years since the inspectors left, they will have been concealed underground or in basements or buildings that outwardly seem normal," he said.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 9-09-02

    09/08/2002 11:05:30 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 15 replies · 335+ views
    NASA ^ | 9-09-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 September 9 Hoag's Object: A Strange Ring Galaxy Credit: R. Lucas (STScI/AURA), Hubble Heritage Team, NASA Explanation: Is this one galaxy or two? This question came to light in 1950 when astronomer Art Hoag chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a ring dominated by bright blue stars, while near the center lies a ball of much redder stars that are likely much older....
  • Unpublished document sheds light on Peru's Inca rulers

    08/25/2002 7:47:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies · 754+ views
    The New Mexico News ^ | EFE - 8/18/2002 | Gonzalo Castillero
    Unpublished document sheds light on Peru's Inca rulersGonzalo Castillero, EFE - 8/18/2002 LIMA - An unpublished 19th-century manuscript rescued from oblivion by a collector contains depictions of Inca rulers that clear up centuries-old questions. The manuscript, entitled "Memories of the Peruvian Monarchy or Outline of Inca History," was written in 1838 by Justo Apu Sahuaraura, a direct descendant of Pachacutec, the last Inca of royal stock. Born in 1775 to a noble Indian family, Sahuaraura illustrated his manuscript with watercolor portraits of the 17 Inca rulers and included his own. "Many doubts remained as to what the Incas looked...
  • Does 'lost' Ark exist in Ethiopia?

    08/18/2002 4:37:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies · 2,488+ views
    The Billings Gazatte ^ | August 17, 2002 ( Last modified August 17, 2002 - 12:37 am) | By RICHARD N. OSTLING
    August 17, 2002 Last modified August 17, 2002 - 12:37 am Does 'lost' Ark exist in Ethiopia? By RICHARD N. OSTLING Associated Press Thanks to Hollywood's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the Ark of the Covenant is one of the most famous objects in the Bible. It's also one of the most mysterious, since the Bible doesn't say what happened to it. Ethiopian Christians, however, believe the ark still exists in their country. The biblical ark signified God's presence among his people. It was a wooden box containing the two tablets of the Ten Commandments given by God to Moses...
  • Team hopes to unlock mysteries of Cameroon’s granite strongholds!

    08/17/2002 9:23:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 478+ views
    University of Calgary ^ | August 15, 2002 | Greg Harris, Media Relations
    UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS |PH: (403) 220-3500 | FAX: (403) 282-8413 Greg Harris, Media Relations (403) 220-3506 (403) 540-7306 (cell)August 15, 2002Centuries-old African structures have never been excavated U of C-led team hopes to unlock mysteries of Cameroon’s granite strongholdsA University of Calgary archaeologist is leading the first expedition to excavate the so-called Strongholds of Cameroon, which are some of the most remarkable stone-built structures anywhere in Africa.Located in the Mandara Mountains of northern Cameroon, the strongholds range in size from small standalone structures, to complex, castle-sized fortresses with  platforms, terraces and covered passageways. The curving walls on some of the...
  • Pre-Columbian tunnel complex discovered in southeastern Peru

    08/17/2002 9:06:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies · 1,213+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 08/15/2002 08:40 | Editorial Staff
    Pre-Columbian tunnel complex discovered in southeastern Peru Story Filed: Thursday, August 15, 2002 8:40 AM EST Lima, Aug 15, 2002 (EFE via COMTEX) -- A pre-Columbian tunnel complex has been discovered in southeastern Peru, officials said. Chumbivilcas Mayor Florentino Layme told Panamericana Television that the tunnels were discovered in the southeastern province of Chumbivilcas, some 1,300 kilometers (about 808) miles southeast of the capital. The tunnels apparently were made by the Wari people who lived in the area prior to the emergence of the Inca empire and are located under the village of Lliqui. The walls of the tunnels, or...
  • A 2nd July 2002 Update of the Undersea City off Cuba! - Involves National Geographic!

    08/12/2002 7:55:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 4,535+ views
    The Earth Files ^ | JULY 2002 | Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig
        Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antoniooff the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometersquare area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba. "They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process." ­ Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of...
  • The Clinton Mystique - The Corruption of Critical Thinking

    08/12/2002 3:33:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies · 575+ views
    DA-DI ^ | 8-11-02 | Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
    The Clinton Mystique - The Corruption of Critical Thinking Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D. We have often attributed a broad range of societal ills to the misguided tyranny of the educational system. I don't believe that to be hyperbolic, but I think that it is easy to overlook the tyranny of the "socialization system" that is governed by other such elite institutions as (American Psychological Association) APA-accredited training programs and their offspring - psychology licensing agencies. An example: People stand in awe of the Clinton mystique, that a man such as Bill Clinton is such a persuasive communicator, when he has...
  • Skeletal remains may be 11,000 years old

    08/11/2002 3:17:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 458+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 9, 2002, 10:45AM | By TERRY KLIEWER
    Aug. 9, 2002, 10:45AM BONING UP ON HISTORY Skeletal remains may be 11,000 years old By TERRY KLIEWER Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle LAKE JACKSON -- The gummy clay of coastal Texas holds plenty of secrets, but it may have given up one of its oldest when routine excavation near here uncovered prehistoric human bones. alt="remains" vspace="2"> John Everett / Chronicle Archaeologist Robert d'Aigle unearthed bones three years ago in the San Bernard River National Wildlife Refuge in south Brazoria County. He may have found only the third human skeleton in North America that dates back at least 10,000 years. The...
  • The earth: Now it's all going pear-shaped

    08/01/2002 6:55:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 474+ views
    Science ^ | FR Post 8-2-02 | Editorial Staff
    The earth: Now it's all going pear-shaped American scientists say the earth has suddenly become fatter round the middle in the last four years. Like a pumpkin, the planet is a little bit wider around the equator than a perfect sphere would be. For 19 years its waistline shrank, but since 1998 it has been expanding, according to a study in the journal Science. Christopher Cox and Benjamin Chao noticed the bizarre phenomenon after studying space-based observations from the past 25 years. They found that a measurement of the Earth's width called J2, which excludes tidal effects, has generally been...
  • Skeleton 'may be John the Baptist'

    08/01/2002 6:52:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies · 478+ views
    ANANOVA post of BBC Report ^ | Story filed: 23:26 Thursday 1st August 2002 | Editorial Staff
    Skeleton 'may be John the Baptist' A professor claims a skeleton discovered near where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found may be the remains of John the Baptist. He suggests the phrophet who annointed Christ may also have been the leader of the tribe to which the burial ground belonged. Israeli archaelogists say his theory is far-fetched and that the burial site unearthed is probably that of an 18th century Bedouin man. US professor Richard Freund at a Centre for Judaic Studies in Connecticut, has been art of an expedition in the Judean Desert. Professor Freund says there is "circumstantial...
  • 2,000-year-old 6ft 6ins warrior giant discovered

    07/31/2002 8:30:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies · 978+ views
    ANANOVA post of BBC Report ^ | Story filed: 10:01 Wednesday 31st July 2002 | BBC
    2,000-year-old 6ft 6ins warrior giant discovered The remains of an enormous warrior who fought more than 2,000 years ago have been found in Kazakhstan. The soldier was heavily armed and stood around 6ft 6ins tall. Archaeologists believe he was well-built and revered by people who buried him with his weapons. The BBC says the warrior lived around the first century BC. Historians say this may lead them to re-examine the origins of the region's people.
  • The Oak Island Mystery...What lies at the bottom of the Money Pit?

    07/25/2002 2:22:59 PM PDT · by vannrox · 86 replies · 5,886+ views
    The Oak Island Mystery ^ | FR Post July 2002 | Bradley Keyes
    What lies at the bottom of the Money Pit? Imagine yourself walking through the trees of a wooded island rumored to hide buried pirate treasure. Suddenly you come across a depression in the ground. It's roughly circular and there's a tree standing above it with a branch that has been cut and appears to have been used as a pulley. Your imagination is fired and hope soars. You run off to get your friends and digging equipment. You and two friends return the next day, shovels in hand, ready to claim your prize. The digging is easy. The dirt...
  • Discovery of an Ancient 3D "Relief Map" of the Ural Region. Discovered in China!

    07/21/2002 4:37:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies · 1,609+ views
    Pravda ^ | 14:48 2002-04-30 | Translated by Vera Solovieva
    THE MAP OF "THE CREATOR" A find of Bashkir scientists contraries to traditional notions of human history: stone slab which is 120 million years covered with the relief map of Ural Region. This seems to be impossible. Scientists of Bashkir State University have found indisputable proofs of an ancient highly developed civilization’s existence. The question is about a great plate found in 1999, with picture of the region done according to an unknown technology. This is a real relief map. Today’s military has almost similar maps. The map contains civil engineering works: a system of channels with a length...
  • Underground ancient city found in Afghanistan

    07/20/2002 6:20:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies · 636+ views
    Frontier Post ^ | Updated on 7/19/2002 12:02:39 PM | PPI
    Underground ancient city found in Afghanistan Updated on 7/19/2002 12:02:39 PM Kabul (PPI): An underground ancient city, dating back to about 1,700 years ago, has recently been found in Lowgar Province in east of Afghanistan. The city belongs to the age of Kushan empire. Covering an area of 30 square kilometers, it is buried under a great heap of earth and stones. Lots of ruins of buildings can be found in the city which is located in the mountain areas of the province. The towers, walls and irrigation system of the city show its grandeur in the ancient time, said...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 7-03-02

    07/03/2002 12:40:09 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 232+ views
    NASA ^ | 7-03-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 July 3 Interstellar Dust Bunnies of NGC 891 Credit & Copyright: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT), Hawaiian Starlight, CFHT Explanation: What is going on in NGC 891? This galaxy appeared previously to be very similar to our own Milky Way Galaxy: a spiral galaxy seen nearly edge-on. However, recent high-resolution images of NGC 891's dust show unusual filamentary patterns extending well away from its Galactic disk. This interstellar dust...
  • Kid Pelted With Jelly As Punishment

    07/01/2002 7:25:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 344+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 29,11:13 AM ET | Reuters
    Kid Pelted With Jelly As Punishment Sat Jun 29,11:13 AM ET CREIGHTON, Mo. (AP) - When eighth-graders lined up to throw jelly at a classmate, their teacher called it creative peer discipline. The students thought it was fun. But the school board isn't so sure, and has ordered a review of how student discipline is handled at Sherwood Middle School. "I was horrified when I heard about it," board member Blanche Williams said. English teacher Frank Fleming had the classmates toss jelly at eighth-grader Andy Johnson as punishment for refusing to take part in a reading exercise. Johnson had agreed...
  • Texans Chip in to Rescue Stranded Chicken-Hypnotist

    07/01/2002 7:19:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 493+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 28, 9:19 AM ET | Reuters
    Texans Chip in to Rescue Stranded Chicken-Hypnotist Texans Chip in to Rescue Stranded Chicken-HypnotistFri Jun 28, 9:19 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - The plight of an Alaskan chicken-hypnotist whose circus tour was cut short in Edinburgh when a charity shop sold her bicycle by mistake has tweaked heartstrings as far afield as Austin, Texas. Emily Harris left the 1,200-pound ($1,800) bicycle inside the shop this week and found it was missing after she came out of a fitting room. A shop assistant had sold it for 10 pounds. Now a group of Austin engineers, who read about her loss on...
  • Rats blamed for mysterious cattle mutilations

    07/01/2002 7:10:07 PM PDT · by vannrox · 33 replies · 386+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Posted July 1 2002, 5:04 PM EDT | Reuters
    Rats blamed for mysterious cattle mutilations Reuters July 1, 2002, 5:04 PM EDT BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Recent mutilations of cattle and horses in the Argentine countryside were the work of rodents, scientists said on Monday, not ritualistic slayings by extraterrestrials or vampires as some farmers feared. Argentina's national food and animal health inspection service Senasa sent its own ``X-Files'' scientists to the remote plains to look into the deaths of farm animals found mutilated and drained of blood. Frightened farmers claimed to have seen bright lights and UFOs in the area where the deaths occurred. But Senasa officials said...
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    06/26/2002 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Bowana · 11 replies · 737+ views
    Cruel and Unusual Punishment Cruel and unusual punishment is forbidden under the eighth amendment to the United States constitution. For a victim of murder, it would not be classified as punishment, but being murdered is certainly cruel and unusual. The sentence for such a crime should be no less. On Thursday, June 20th, the United States Supreme Court ruled that executions of mentally retarded criminals are cruel and unusual punishment violating the eighth amendment. So according to the standard, if a person found guilty of murder can show that they have an IQ under 70, then they will not have...
  • Vostok: The Lake of Shadows

    06/25/2002 5:46:51 PM PDT · by vannrox · 13 replies · 4,118+ views
    FATE Magazine ^ | Cover Story FATE Magazine 2002-06-01 00:00:00 | by Scott Corrales
    Vostok: The Lake of ShadowsCover Story FATE Magazine 2002-06-01 00:00:00 by Scott Corrales “Doubt of the real facts, as I must reveal them, is inevitable; yet if I suppressed what will seem extravagant and incredible there would be nothing left.” —H. P. Lovecraft, “At the Mountains of Madness” The inspiration for this article began in the summer of 1996, when a series of email messages began to appear suggesting the possibility that “someone” or “something” was surreptitiously removing all recent maps of Antarctica. The notion was so outrageous that even die-hard conspiracy theorists found themselves having to clarify the...
  • Woman chained to bed, police say

    06/24/2002 4:06:19 PM PDT · by vannrox · 138 replies · 838+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | June 24, 2002 | By BILL RAMS
    <p>FULLERTON -- A mom and dad decided Sunday to stop their 21-year-old daughter from seeing her married boyfriend by tying her to a bed with 30-pound chains, police said.</p> <p>Guadalupe and David Mata admitted to locking their daughter with two "giant gate locks" to prevent her from going out, said Fullerton Police Lt. Danny Becerra.</p>
  • 15 small-boat moorings missing from harbor

    06/22/2002 9:34:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 437+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/22/2002 | By Emily Ramshaw, Globe Correspondent
    <p>This year's boating season opened with a mystery: the theft of almost a third of the new moorings placed around the islands of Boston Harbor.</p> <p>Harbor officials doing an inventory of the islands' moorings on Sunday found that 15 of the 50 buoys installed last August by the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership to provide safe anchorage and on-site waste removal services to private boaters had been stolen.</p>
  • Mystery shrouds IOP's floating orb

    06/15/2002 11:10:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 441+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | BY GLENN SMITH
    Mystery shrouds IOP's floating orb Thursday, June 13, 2002 BY GLENN SMITHOf The Post and Courier Staff      <!summ!>ISLE OF PALMS-When a giant silver orb washed up in front of her rented beach house Monday night, Marie Segneri wondered for a moment if aliens had landed in the middle of her family reunion.<!end!>     The smooth, metallic ball was at least 3 feet in diameter and weighed a couple hundred pounds or more. Aside from a series of numbers stamped on its slightly dimpled surface, the sphere offered few clues as to its origin.     "It looked like it may have...
  • Man may face charges in castration case

    06/12/2002 5:04:47 PM PDT · by vannrox · 49 replies · 644+ views
    Detroit Free Press ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2002 | AP
    <p>OAK PARK, Mich. -- A man who police say castrated another man on his kitchen table faces possible charges.</p> <p>Police on Saturday found the apparently willing victim, a 48-year-old Birmingham man, sitting on a curb in bloodstained blue jeans, Oak Park Detective Lt. Bruce Smith told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak.</p>
  • Strange but True. (Things that Conservatives just have to know...)

    06/06/2002 7:38:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 1,115+ views
    Strange Facts dot com ^ | FR Post 6-6-2 | Bram Hernick
    The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows! Most lipstick contains fish scales! Skepticisms is the longest word that alternates hands when typing! One ragweed plant can release as many as one billion grains of pollen! It's illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you're sitting on a curb in St. Louis! The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum! No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half! A group of geese on the...
  • Early puberty linked to shampoos

    05/30/2002 7:43:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 395+ views
    Yahoo cached via Google ^ | Thursday April 4, 12:00 PM | Editorial Staff
    Early puberty linked to shampoos Unbeknown to many parents, a few hair products - especially some marketed to black people - contain small amounts of hormones that could cause premature sexual development in girls. The evidence that hair products containing oestrogens cause premature puberty is largely circumstantial, and the case is still unproven. But Ella Toombs, acting director for the Office of Cosmetics and Colors at the US Food and Drug Administration, told New Scientist : "No amount [of oestrogen] is considered safe and can be included in an over-the-counter product." Under FDA regulations, over-the-counter products containing hormones are drugs,...
  • US non-lethal weapon reports suppressed

    05/28/2002 7:54:06 PM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies · 371+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 14:47 09 May 02 | Debora MacKenzie
        US non-lethal weapon reports suppressed   14:47 09 May 02 Debora MacKenzie   Bugs that eat roads and buildings. Biocatalysts that break down fuel and plastics. Devices that stealthily corrode aluminium and other metals. These are just a few of the non-lethal weapons that the US has tried to develop, or is trying to develop.   Titles of some of the non-lethal weapon reports But quite how close such weapons are to reality we may never know. The US National Academy of Sciences is refusing to release dozens of reports proposing or describing their development, even though the documents are...
  • Chemistry Used to Unlock Secrets in Archeological Remains

    04/30/2002 6:10:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 5 replies · 1,037+ views
    VOA News ^ | 27 Apr 2002 12:35 UTC | Written by Laszlo Dosa , Voiced by Faith Lapidus
    Patrick McGovern "The site is very rich archeologically, has been excavated for the last 50 years by the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It has a large palace area with rooms, some of which are thought to have been kitchens for making the food for the palace, with jars of barley and other goods. Also, it has a whole series of tombs in which the burial was done in a special wooden chamber beneath a very large mound. It's almost as if you cut it yesterday and put the structure together. It is the earliest intact human building made of...