Archive for November, 2009

The Zzzzz Factor: How bed-jumping has become the latest bizarre internet craze

The Zzzzz Factor: How bed-jumping has become the latest bizarre internet craze

First there was Facebook, then Twitter. But the latest internet trend is something rather more bizarre than microblogging. Bed-jumping, the newest craze to hit the web, has seen hundreds of people post images of themselves jumping on beds on a blog hosted by a hotel review site. Each more extreme and creative than the last, the photographs and videos on […]

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Colin Andrews and Crop Circles

Colin Andrews and Crop Circles

Colin Andrews is best known for his research into the crop circle subject since 1983. He provides the only continuity between the past research era and the present, along with his friend and colleague, Busty Taylor. His long view of both the genuine phenomenon and the human-made phenomenon provides unique insight into the subject. His research results indicate the intelligence […]

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Five Britons held by Iran after yacht they were sailing 'strayed into Iranian waters'

Five Britons held by Iran after yacht they were sailing 'strayed into Iranian waters'

Five British sailors are being held hostage in Iran. The Foreign Office confirmed that a racing yacht owned by Sail Bahrain and crewed by five British sailors was detained by the Iranian Navy on November 25. The yacht had been on its way to Dubai and, according to the Foreign Office, may have 'inadvertently', strayed into Iranian waters. If confirmed, […]

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Peter Jackson's ghostly encounter

Peter Jackson's ghostly encounter

Wellington film-maker Peter Jackson says he saw a real ghost once. In London for the premiere of The Lovely Bones – a film he has directed from Alice Sebold's story in which a murdered teenage girl gives her viewpoint from heaven – Jackson said he did not know what a real soul was like. But he told Britain's Channel 4 […]

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Al Gore confronted on  Climategate in Chicago

Al Gore confronted on Climategate in Chicago

We Are Change Chicago confronts Al Gore at a Borders book signing on Climategate, carbon taxes, and the New World Order. On Tuesday, November 24th 2009, We Are Change Chicago attended a book signing with former vice president Al Gore, at the Borders Bookstore on 150 N. State Street. The previous Thursday, news had begun to circulate that hacked documents […]

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Battle of Britain hero's time capsule opened after 50 years

Battle of Britain hero's time capsule opened after 50 years

A time capsule filled with wartime mementos belonging to a Battle of Britain hero has been opened by his daughter 50 years later. Jozef Jeka, a Polish airman who fled to Britain after Germany invaded his homeland, was a World War Two flying ace who won the Distinguished Flying Medal and many other awards for his exploits. He was twice […]

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The strangest felines

The strangest felines

The weather over the past week has been fit for neither man nor beast. How odd then to find myself in the company of a man who has spent his adult life searching for some particular beasts – black panther-like creatures which he believes are roaming Scotland. It is Thursday lunchtime and Mark Fraser is, as usual, on the prowl. […]

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Two 19th century NDEs

Two 19th century NDEs

I find older reports of near-death experiences interesting, because they predate the popular interest in the subject that developed once Life After Life was published in 1975. Such reports can be traced back at least as far as the Middle Ages, and arguably earlier. Two that recently came to my attention are mentioned in Guided by Spirit, by Charles Emmons […]

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Crop Circles – Alien Messages Or Human Hoaxes?

Crop Circles – Alien Messages Or Human Hoaxes?

Crop circles are patterns created by the flattening of crops (although at least one has been found in Russia using snow and ice); the term was first used by researcher Colin Andrews to describe simple circles he was researching. However, since the early 90's the circles have evolved into complex geometries, but the term “circle” is still applied when describing […]

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Large Hadron Collider Makes History with 1.18 TeV Protons

Large Hadron Collider Makes History with 1.18 TeV Protons

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has made history and become most powerful particle accelerator on the planet. In the early hours of Monday morning local time, the LHC accelerated protons to a record-breaking 1.18 TeV (tera-electronvolts). The previous record sat at 0.98 TeV and was achieved by Fermilab's Tevatron in Illinois back in 2001. “A new record. Both beams in […]

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