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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Friday, November 12, 2010

LIZ CLANCY: Can't think of a title.... (How about `Dick and the Dolphin` JD)

He's more famous to us as Doctor Mark Sloan from Diagnosis Murder and Bert the jack of all trades (most notably, a chimney sweep) in Mary Poppins, but Hollywood funnyman Dick Van Dyke's latest role has been as sidekick to Flipper. Sort of.

The 84-year-old star apparently nodded off on his surfboard during a trip to the beach not far from his home and only woke up when he was so many miles out to see that he could no longer see land.

However, a pod of porpoises (okay, Flipper was a dolphin, I know, but find me a famous porpoise!) appeared from beneath the waves and pushed Mr Van Dyke all the way back to shore.

1 comment:

Naomi said...

That is the best story!!!