Friday, October 08, 2010
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 27th collection once again really is a collection of completely uncategoriseable stuff, including the self-styled vampire who killed his mother, the talk show host and UFOs, the Nepalese girls who are married to pieces of fruit, and the Yorkshire pub ghost that crossed the Atlantic... It doesn't get much better than this. Good stuff.
We cover a lot of ground, such as how I got into crypto, my expeditions to Puerto Rico in search of the Chupacabras, the Patterson-Bigfoot film and much more.
Here's the link:
It won't (so far as I know) be available on the shelves of book stores, and (should you want it) you'll have to order it online. We'll get to that in a moment.
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On this day in 1967 Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was executed for attempting to ensite a rebellion in Bolivia and in 1986 the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, 'The Phantom of the Opera', had its first performance in London. Speaking of Andrew Lloyd Webber, few people know this but he once had a hit with genius children's TV presenter and all round top bloke Timmy Mallett (I met him when I was waiting tables in Cardiff while I was an A-level student and can vouch for that):
Webber was also the mysterious Doctor Spin responsible for this hit song based on music and sound effects from the Nintendo Game Boy version of Tetris:
And if you don't believe me, like Max didn't when I posted my H.G. Wells facts a few weeks back, you can check Wikipedia.
And now, the news:
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Prehistoric first humans in North America were NOT...
Dolphin species attempt 'common language'
Dolphins are truly astounding creatures, take a look at this clip: