I woke up at 2pm today, possibly from the shock of turning 33 on the weekend.
- Britain's Defence Science Technology Laboratory is looking for a real-life Q. Perhaps Mr Nakamats should apply! Bill's already sent his CV.
- Scotland Yard has taken possession of a policeman's memoirs that apparently identify Jack the Ripper, and it's not Professor Plum in the closet with a paperclip.
- It's not all a life of glamour in foreign embassies, as new figures reveal the debauchery and crime British diplomats get away with, and authorities powerless to do anything about it.
- Are key witnesses in the Enron fraud trail being murdered?
- Zimbabwe's corrupt dictator Mugabe has legalised voodoo and witchcraft for the first time in 107 years. Dolls of Mugabe will be in high demand.
- Children identified as being in high-risk environments will be monitored by government nannies to prevent them turning to drugs, alcohol and crime, according to leaked documents.
- Meerkat pups do not learn how to eat dangerous animals such as scorpions on their own, but are taught by adults, scientists have discovered.
- A University of Illinois study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and behavioural problems in early childhood. Not to mention behavioural problems in the smoking adult.
- The average temperatures of the first half of 2006 were the highest ever recorded for the continental United States. And that's not just in the Whitehouse.
- Thousands flee the eruption of Ecuador's Tungurahua - "Throat of Fire" - volcano.
- The incompetent plotting of the Nixon administration to deport John Lennon. You can deport the man, but you can't deport the music.
- Author, philosopher and gentleman Brian Joseph has interesting things to say about John Lennon's lyrics in his novel The Gift of Gabe (Amazon US or UK).
- New research shows you how to pick friends. A better way is to join TDG and post comments.
- A UFO was spotted in the skies above Auckland's Viaduct Basin. With pic! Skeptics say it's a bird, a plane, but no takers for Superman.
- Inexplicable phenomena such as crop circles have occurred in Russia's Krasnodar Territory, and now a UFO has been caught on film.
- American Chronicles's R. Lee discusses why exo-politics isn't considered important by many UFOlogists.
- More confirmation that the mysterious red rain from India may be alien cells not from Earth.
- Loren Coleman releases exclusive pictures drawn by Vincent Chow, a Johor Bigfoot witness.
- There are more sightings of the remains of Noah's Ark than there are of Elvis.
- A UK cryptozoology team is heading to Gambia in search of the legendary Ninki-nanka.
- A new dinosaur-era sea predator has been discovered. Great pic.
- China continues its fight to reclaim precious Yin artifacts looted by foreign missionaries and explorers in the early 20th Century.
- Archaeologists believe they have discovered one of the oldest churches in Scotland during an excavation in Aberdeen, dating to the 6th Century.
- Physicists believe the chaotic swirls of Vincent Van Gogh's later paintings are uncannily accurate depictions of the complex mathematics of turbulence.
- A new tv sitcom, My Name Is Earl, helps promote karmic consciousness and Western interests in Eastern traditions. I highly recommend the show.
- Not to be outdone, a new series called Eureka explores a top-secret community home to government scientific experts and strange anomalies. Geez, check out the Wikipedia pic - I didn't see women like that when I visited Los Alamos!
- In a BBC Horizon report, scientists argue that death-toll figures from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster were exaggerated, and the weekly death toll on Britain's roads are higher. That may be the case, but try telling that to Ali Hewson and children born in Belarus with defects. I highly recommend helping the Chernobyl Children's Project.
- A nineteen-year-old Canadian says he can heal people simply by touching them. Keep your hands to yourself, Paul!
- Silk may be able to help repair damaged nerves, according to scientists. Have a cup of green tea and some ginseng, and you're set.
Quote of the Day:
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, co-creator of the Atomic Bomb