Friday, July 10, 2009
As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February, and he is now working on the Mystery Cat section. This 8th trenche is a mixed bag, including stories from Devon, and the United States, and mostly dating from the mid 1990s. There is only one more biog cat trenche to go before we enter into the wonderful world of BHMs
A recent discovery of a new salamander brought my mind back to the Cryptid giant salamanders. A striking new species of lungless salamander has been found living in a small stream in the Appalachian foothills of the US. The salamander is so distinct that it's been classified within its own genus, a taxonomic grouping that usually includes a host of related species....
Suddenly, on July 8th, 2009, the mysterious Lake Creature appeared on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis!'
On Wednesday morning, a dinosaur sculpture appeared in the southeast corner of Lake Harriet.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation officials say the project is not a city-endeavour but instead the work of a private group. That group is already advertising its website -- http://www.lakecreature.com/ -- and promising a big "reveal" on the website next Thursday.
Oll sent down this video of people in the Welsh hills doing strange things with sheep. I don't know how much of this is real, but it is pretty damn extraordinary. There is only one problem. According to YouTube, eight and a half million people have seen this video since it was posted in March, so the odds are that some - at least - of the bloggo readership have already seen it....
Regular readers will know that Fridays on YNT are Fact Fridays so without further preamble, let me introduce you to this Friday’s fact:
Although nearly everyone wears them these days, underpants were only invented in 1860 by Lord Edward D’Pants. Before his invention people had to make do with specially carved wooden boxer shorts known as ‘nannit shrunglers’.
And now the news:
If only it had been a skunk….