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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, July 09, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORINNA

Today (not for the firsi time) I want to hijack the blog for my own ends. I want to wish a very happy birthday to my darling wife Corinna (pictured here a couple of years back at another birthday party, together with my two darling step-daughters).

Thank you for marrying me my dear, and many happy returns..

Tony Lucas in New Zealand writes: Please wish your Dear Wife the Happiest of days for her birthday and may the year bring her much good fortune - from all us of the NZ CFZ.

WHAT IS THIS FISH? THE ANGLER SUSPECTS A BOWFIN



CFZ ARCHIVING PROJECT: Forteana Part 16

As you know, Oll has been working on the archiving project since early February 2009 and he is now working on a general mish-mash of a section known as `General Forteana`. This fifteench collection once again really is a general mishmash of completely uncategoriseable stuff, including the a woman who thinks that she is a duck, a girl disembowelled by a paddling pool, and an ingenious phalarope. It doesn't get much better than this. Good stuff.

HERE

REDFERN'S CICADA RESCUE

Jonny

Thought u might like this (feel free to post).

It's a beasty I found in a pool of water in our garden the other day, on his back half dead. I picked it up and placed it on a piece of paper, and after about 40 minutes of drying off he was on his way.

I placed a 50p next to it for scale.

Cheers
Nick

NICK REVIEWS NEIL

Over on Nick Redfern's blog he reviews Neil Arnold's new book...

CFZ AUSTRALIA WRITES...

http://www.news.com.au/features/environment/bizarre-sabre-toothed-cat-fossil-discovered-in-riversleigh/story-e6frflp0-1225889603135


AUSTRALIAN scientists have unearthed the remains of a small bizarre, prehistoric, sabre-toothed cat in an ancient former rainforest, where specimens stretch back 25 million years.
Lead paleontologist Henk Godthelp said it was the first time the carnivore - with fangs half the length of its skull, which fits into the palm of an adult human hand - had been seen in Australia, calling it an exciting and unique discovery."It's sort of like a native cat with a broad flattish head with large canines," Dr Godthelp said. "It's an animal we don't think we've seen before up at Riversleigh, so it was quite a nice find for us."--

JON DOWNES: Yesterday's News Today

It is Oliver's birthday this weekend, so he is off with his ladyfriend doing whatever it is they are doing. It is Corinna's birthday as well, so forgive me if I am brief at this point. However, here is yesterday's news...

Penguin back in zoo after kidnap
Wildwood has mounted a "24 hour love patrol" to watch Britain's most dangerous & energetic lovers.
'800,000-year-old Britons' revealed

24 Hour Love Patrol sounds like a song by Barry White...

NICK ON THE RADIO

Hi

I'm Bcc'ing this to those in my address book who may be interested. I'll be on Coast to Coast tonight (friday) with host George Noory, discussing my new book (co-written with good friend and "Big Bird" author Ken Gerhard) which is titled "Monsters of Texas."

The time will be midnight to 2AM Central Time, and here's the link for more info:

http://www.ufomystic.com/2010/07/08/creepy-creatures-on-coast-to-coast/

Best
Nick