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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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Saturday, August 28, 2010

DEAR OH DEAR

http://cryptochick.blogspot.com/2010/08/funny-thing-happened-to-me-on-way-to.html

Corinna reports how Jon thumped her on the jaw....

WEIRD WEEKEND 2010: Silas Hawkins 4

WW2010: Oll Lewis

FAKE MONSTER VIDEO FROM A NEW YORK LAKE




Richard Freeman sent this.

HERP NEWS FROM CHAD ARMENT

An article on a new frog, possibly the smallest Old World species, here:http://uk.oneworld.net/article/view/165866/1/5795


The abstract for the paper describing it can be viewed (pdf) here:

http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2010/f/z02571p052f.pdf


A rediscovered skink from Andhra Pradesh:
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/article594108.ece?homepage=true

THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A HELL OF A LOT WORSE THAN IT IS

The building that now houses Graham's workshop and the CFZ Museum was built during WW2 as a deep litter shed to mass-farm chickens.

It is therefore nearly 70 years old, and the beams are old and riddled with woodworm. Or at least they were until Graham started to replace them one by one.

Another one went yesterday, and a pit prop has been jury-rigged until the replacement beam arrived. Luckily Graham was on the roof of the shed when it happened, and managed to apply building first-aid within a matter of minutes....



OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1831 Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction.
And now, the news with a bumper crop of stories from Gavin Ll. Wilson today:

Mountain lion sighted in Red Bluff, California
UN warns alien species are threatening biodiversit...
Researchers blame sea acidity for killing species
Guinea pig saved from escaped snake
Black bear sighted in Edmonton
Report of man with snake slows Boston train line
Shark sighting a practical joke, but Massachusetts...
A novel method for collecting dolphin DNA (via Cha...
Nessie nominated for tourism award (via Lindsay Se...
22 Komodo dragons hatch this month at Los Angeles ...
Scientists Bring New Species of Turtle Out of Its ...
Genomes of Two Separate Ant Species Sequenced
Chinese bear poses for pictures with tourists
Kayaker forced out of race by aerial fish
Mystery boa constrictor left on woman's doorstep
Panda-keeper contest attracts thousands

And because everyone likes cute baby animals, here’s a video of baby pandas generally lolloping about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4dMnAPZu70&feature=related