Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

RICHARD "PSYCHO" FREEMAN: The BBC invent a new newt

Whilst pootling around on Facebook last night Fleur sent me this link.


If you read it carefully then you will see that the BBC have apparently invented a new newt, the ‘grey crested newt’. This isn’t a misprint as it appears in the photo caption too.
They mean GREAT crested newts of course, the total WAZARKS!

What’s the world coming to when even the British Broadcasting Company can’t get their facts right about our native natural history? BBC why, oh why, oh why can’t you do your research better? I bet you wouldn’t have made a mistake if the story was about a "celebrity" or someone off a reality TV programme.

1 comment:

fleury said...

They have corrected it now, lets hope they feel a little embarassed, the silly things.