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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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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CORINNA TELLS THE REMARKABLE TALE OF AN AGED SEABIRD

http://cryptochick.blogspot.com/2011/03/overhead-albatross-hangs-motionless.html

DALE WRITES: Frontiers of Anthropology

I have added a selection of links concerning the debate about a giant meteorite impact and the mass extinctions to the FOA blog:


http://frontiers-of-anthropology.blogspot.com/2011/03/nova-last-mass-extinction-celestial.html

Continuing the discussion of the Catastrophe model posted earlier and including more evidence of the same.

The crystal skull blog entry is due next but I need to do some paste-up art for that one.

Best Wishes, Dale D.

KARL SHUKER ON GIANT BATS

CFZ PEOPLE: Happy Birthday David


David Braund-Phillips, my beloved nephew, and heir to this bloody stupid circus (pictured here with Col. John Blashford-Snell, and some fat hippy in a Crass T Shirt) is 19 today. Happy Birthday, my dear fellow.

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1874 the escapologist and debunker of fraudulent mediums, Harry Houdini, was born.

And now the news:

Prehistoric reptile skin secrets revealed in new i...
Australia urged to help halt Mekong dam
Push to Build Dams Sparks New Warnings Over Mekong...
Edinburgh Haymarket ferret 'took London train'

The sport of ferret-legging is supposedly a great British tradition; however, the only videos I can find of it are of American's participating in a pale imitation of it. Apparently in the British rules you are not allowed to wear underpants and the trousers are usually white to show the blood from the ferrets bites. Here's a video of the American version of the sport:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPQ6TuvqX7w

KARL SHUKER'S THIRD AND FINAL VISIT TO PUDDLEBY-ON-THE-MARSH


CFZ PEOPLE: Happy Birthday Shosh

When I got married for the second time in 2007, one thing worried me. I had just - at the age of 48 - become a stepfather, twice over. I had heard all sorts of horror stories from friends of mine in similar situations, who found that their new stepchildren resented them, and in extreme cases did their best to jeopardise things between their mama and this unwanted new husband of hers.

I needn't have worried: both girls accepted me, and I love them both very much. Indeed, my relationship with them, especially those moments when I get to do daddy stuff, are two of the things in my life which I most prize.

And today, the eldest, Shoshannah (familiar to one and all from various Weird Weekends) is 26. Happy Birthday, my darling girl....

And mama writes...