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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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Somewhere in the last few days whilst the Core CFZ Team here at Myrtle Cottage were spluttering around in a sea of phlegm and bad attitude, the hit counter on the blog passed the 1.5 Million mark!

I would like to say that I am feeling quietly pleased with this result, but in reality I would be rushing around the house shoutinmg `HUZZAH!` if I didn't still feel so bloody ill.

So here is a picture of a prawn playing a saxophone, instead!

1 comment:

Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

I suppose that this may not be the right place to put this, but never mind, here goes.

Do Not believe hit counters. The hit counter you're relying upon uses cookies to keep track of unique hits on the page. This only works if the remote user tolerates cookies being retained on their PC; Firefox Private Browsing prevents this, as does the somewhat paranoid "Delete Cookies On Exit" option; it is also possible that some add-ons or firewalls or even DNS hacks prevent the statcounter working.

The same person looking at the page multiple times will screw the results up. RSS feed readers which do not handle cookies correctly will screw the results up. Paranoid Internet Explorer users (Are there any other sort of IE users? Given how buggy and vulnerable IE is, there shouldn't be) with high security settings will screw the results.

Do not believe hit counters.

So, the stat counter is only ever going to be an indication of hits on the page