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.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday’s News Today

Yesterday’s News Today

Welcome to another round up of the latest cryptozoology news from The CFZ’s daily cryptozoology news blog Cryptozoology Online. Today, as well as the news is my song of the week, fear not though, as regular readers will know I’m not going to subject you to my own hideous warblings, mealy point you to a link on the informationsupernet where you can listen to a decent tune of my choosing whilst you sup tea and read the news postings. This week’s song is a charming ditty by the fantastic ‘Super Furry Animals’ called ‘Chupacabras’: http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/Super+Furry+Animals/_/chubacabras

And now the news:

Big Cats Down Under
Mike Conley's Tales of the Weird: Legend holds you don't fiddle with rattlers
Three Subgroups of Neanderthals Identified
Rescuers probe cat mystery
Ingenuity of homeless Russian dogs

As they don’t spend their whole lives underground you can’t really call them ‘dog’lodytes yet, but why waste a good pun, eh?

1 comment:

G L Wilson said...

Ah yes, Super Furry Animals, one of my favourites.

That's a good choice of song for Cryptozoology... also the band's name is quite appropriate.

Have you heard their song "Happiness is a Worn Pun" which makes mention of the Sasquatch? They've also been known to dress up as sasquatches on stage.