Archive for August, 2009

Uri Geller Fails on The Tonight Show

Uri Geller Fails on The Tonight Show

?Do you believe a man can bend a metal spoon with the power of his mind? Most of the people I spoke to for this week's cover story about James Randi and the skeptic community do not. But Uri Geller, the Israeli self-proclaimed psychic, has been bending spoons for decades–and has been an arch rival of Randi's since the late […]

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Deathworm discovered? Documentary definite

Deathworm discovered? Documentary definite

There may not actually be solid evidence of an acid-spitting, lightning-throwing Mongolian deathworm living in the Gobi Desert but there will definitely be a documentary about it. Journalist David Farrier and cameraman Christie Douglas have returned from Mongolia, where they spent about two weeks trying to verify the deathworm's existence. Some Mongolians say the Allghoi Khorkhoi, or “intestine worm”, resembles […]

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UFOs and Vitamin C – Linus Pauling's Flying Saucer Secret

UFOs and Vitamin C – Linus Pauling's Flying Saucer Secret

Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling -physicist, chemist and controversial advocate of Vitamin C therapy- was a secret UFO researcher who authored intriguing confidential studies on the flying saucer phenomena. Recently acquired information also reveals that Pauling may have provided his technical expertise to Battelle Memorial Institute in the study of Roswell-like memory metal in the years after the crash! […]

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Unsung Women of Churchill's WWII Bunker

Unsung Women of Churchill's WWII Bunker

It was cramped, gloomy, the air was thick with cigar smoke and outside, bombs were raining on London. But in their underground bunker, unsung heroes were working tirelessly helping Churchill's war Cabinet. Until the end of World War II in 1945, British prime minister Winston Churchill and his closest aides and ministers plotted the downfall of Nazi Germany in the […]

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USS Missouri to get Pearl Harbor Shipyard Makeover

USS Missouri to get Pearl Harbor Shipyard Makeover

The “Mighty Mo,” the World War II battleship best known for hosting the formal surrender of Japan in 1945, is heading to the shipyard for repairs. The USS Missouri, now a decommissioned vessel called the Battleship Missouri Memorial, will leave its historic spot at Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor in October. The move will come shortly after the vessel on […]

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Belarusian jet crashes at Polish air show

Belarusian jet crashes at Polish air show

A Belarusian fighter jet crashed Sunday during an air show in central Poland, killing both pilots on board the two-seater plane, officials said. The Su-27 jet went down while performing maneuvers at a festival in Radom, 65 miles (105 kilometers) south of Warsaw. Footage broadcast on state television in Poland showed the plane turning in the air, then dropping behind […]

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Cat 4 hurricane roars toward Baja California

Cat 4 hurricane roars toward Baja California

Residents stocked up on food and emergency workers built shelters for thousands of endangered families as Hurricane Jimena grew stronger Monday and roared toward Mexico's resort-studded Baja California peninsula. Mexico issued a hurricane watch for the southern portion of Baja. Jimena, a dangerous Category 4 storm, could rake southern Baja California by Tuesday evening, forecasters said. At least 10,000 families […]

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I had walk with a Yeti on holiday

A HOLIDAYMAKER is believed to have captured footage of a YETI. Piotr Kowalski, 27, filmed the “monstrous, hairy creature” while walking in Poland's Tatra Mountains. The figure ran into his view as he videoed a mountain goat in an area rich in rumours of a Yeti for centuries. Mr Kowalski, on holiday from Warsaw, said: “I saw this huge ape-like […]

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'Exercise Armageddon'

'Exercise Armageddon'

Ireland plotted to send special forces to attack BBC studios in Belfast as part of plans to invade Northern Ireland, it emerged yesterday. Codenamed 'Exercise Armageddon', the operations against British targets in 1969 would have stunned the world. Tensions were running high as the Troubles began in earnest. In August that year, Irish prime minister Jack Lynch said he would […]

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White Europeans evolved only ’5,500 years ago’

White Europeans evolved only ’5,500 years ago’

White Europeans could have evolved as recently as 5,500 years ago, according to research which suggests that the early humans who populated Britain and Scandinavia had dark skins for millenniums. It was only when early humans gave up hunter-gathering and switched to farming about 5,500 years ago that white skin began to be favoured, say the researchers. This is because […]

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