Monday, February 08, 2010
However, it almost passed without comment, but yesterday we posted our 3000th bloggo post on the main CFZ Blog. Haven't we done well? (Where is Bruce Forsyth when you need him?)
a baffled Lindsay xx
There is some pretty wonderful footage of a living oarfish in the Gulf of Mexico, although I am pretty sure that it is not the first piece of footage of a living oarfish in that environment as is claimed. However, even more spectacular is footage of a living manefish (Paracaristius sp.) which looks for all the world like something from a Roger Dean album cover c. 1973....
'This paper is the `Organ of the building, road stone, stone, marble, slate, and all mineral industries,` and is issued at the Colliery Guardian Office [not much to do with cryptozoology/Fortean Zoology you might be thinking, but perhaps it has the odd entombed animal report? I don`t know, I haven`t checked - R] It is sold at 6d monthly, the number for December, 1916, being Vol.XXI., No. 252. It averages 24 pages of letter press,…and frequently contains notes relating to northern quarries, etc….' (1)
“In March, 1888, appeared part 1 of the Archaeological Review, a journal of historic antiquities, which was sold at 12s. 6d net,…….each monthly part..contained a supplement of four or more pages entitled `Index of Archaeological papers.`………..In Vol IV pp 446-7, it is stated that the Archaeological Review will in future appear as the official organ of the Folk-lore Society, and under a new name. Vol IV was dated August, 1889 to January, 1890.”(2)
THE JOURNAL OF THE POSTAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY
“A Miscellany of Natural and Microscopical Science. Vol 1 was published in 1882,Vol 2 1883 (the year Karl Marx died, my comrades!) With Volume III the title was altered to THE JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY AND NATURAL SCIENCE: THE JOURNAL OF THE PORTAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY…..Apparently the journal continued till Vol IX when it was merged in the Weekly Naturalist and became The International Journal of Microscopy and Natural Science.” (3)
THE SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRER
“In February, 1886, appeared appeared the first part of `The Scientific Enquirer` a monthly medium for the supply of information on all Scientific Subjects` edited by Alfred Allen….There were short contributions on general natural history subjects [in which case it sounds like the old Notes and Queries journal which covered some British counties-R] but much of this journal was taken up by queries and answers………Twelve parts appeared during 1888, forming Volume III (224 pages, including index) At the back of the title-page, however, appears the following note: `To our Readers,- We have endeavoured, during the past year, to fulfil our promise further to improve “The Scientific Enquirer,” but the amount of labour entailed is more than we feel justified in imposing upon ourselves and friends. With this number we bring those labours to a close…”(4)
THE UNION JACK NATURALIST
[This sounds like an ultra patriotic journal of the zoology department of the BNP or one of its forerunners!]
I was previously unaware that the `Union Jack Field Club` did more than circulate manuscripts among its members, but apparently five parts of a magazine at least, were published, four of which I have recently obtained…” (5) The magazine ran from October 1881 to at least July 1882.
Of all the above, The Scientific Enquirer sounds the most promising for our endeavours. It is not mentioned by Fort
1. T.Sheppard Old Natural History Magazines,Etc. Naturalist December 1917. p.389
2. Ibid p.389
3. Ibid p.389-390
4. Ibid p.390
5. Ibid p.390-391
On this day in 1971 Apollo 14 splashed down after the 3rd manned moon mission.
And now, the news:
Local Conservation project - The Endangered Species Centre at Wildwood - celebrates £18500 cash boost
Butterflies and dinosaurs
Galapagos sea lions head for warm Peru waters
Portland sheep on BBC's Countryfile
Big cat sighting in Upwey
16-year old matador slaughters bulls amidst protest
More like pratador, amirite?
(note: In the original version of today’s pun I had replaced the ‘m’ for another two letters which, although summing up my feelings more accurately, would certainly not be suitable on a ‘family friendly’ blog like this)
As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February 2009, and he is now working on the BHM section. This 24th and last trench of this section, redefines the words `mixed bag` with bigfoot, wildman, orang pendek and monkey man cuttings from 1799 - 1995. The next section is general forteana. Good stuff.