Monday, April 16, 2012
New at the Frontiers of Zoology:
And Benny's Blog has an article about some publicity from Hal Roach studios:
I have received a tenative deal concerning publication of some of the material on Cedar and Willow. I have been asked to stop putting new entries on that blog while the matter is under considertion. For that reason (which has been in the air all last week), the Cedar and Willow blog is going on hiatus.
Best Wishes, Dale D.
The Gonzo Blog rises afresh to greet another day.
We have lotsa goodies for you, starting with Michael Des Barres in Japan with the reformed Silverhead:
The story of how Rick Wakeman turned down the chance to tinkle the ivories for David Bowie:
A press cutting about Martin Stephenson:
Two links to Wally stories on the web:
And last, but by no means least, a link to a jolly good Merrell Fankhauser review:
On this day in 1897 the Aurora UFO incident was reported to have occurred in Aurora, Texas, USA. I really can't do this justice in a short little blog like this (and if I wrote anything longer odds on Nessie would show up on the banks of Loch Ness dancing a hornpipe at mid-day and this blog would be pushed onto page two where nobody would see it anyway) so you should take a look at the wikipedia page to learn more about this (no really you should, it is very interesting). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IvPIWzQcUY
And now the news:
Killer stray dogs put Bulgaria on edge
Think you know the bessst place to see snakes? Thi...
British family shocked after pet hamster comes bac...
Turtle Species Get New York Rescue – via Herp Dige...
European Dung-Fly Females All Aflutter for Large M...
Lawsuit Filed to Speed Recovery of Endangered Cali...
Wildlife bridges playing important role for Canada...
Athletic Frogs Have Faster-Changing Genomes
Aging Male Giraffes Go Black, Not Gray
Traffic Harms Asturian Amphibians
Caterpillars More Likely to Vomit Alone
Emperor Penguin Numbers Double Previous Estimates,...
This is the fate that awaits aliens that might crash land on earth these days:
From CFZ Australia:
- Touching tribute to cryptozoologist's missing wife — Sadly, still no sign of Jeanett...
- Leadbeater's Possum teeters on the brink — Species may be extinct within a decade...
- Sasquatch from the Bottom Up Part 4: Junk in the Trunk — Comparative anatomy of apes, humans and Bigfoot ...
Also history mag:
Origins of the Buxton Mermaid under investigation
A team of researchers from the University of Lincoln is conducting tests to determine the origins of the Buxton Mermaid.The mermaid, an exhibit at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, looks to be an example of the creatures that fishermen in Japan and the Far East made and then sold to supplement their income. Exhibits of this sort were hugely popular at London side-shows in the mid-19th century.
The team has already completed some tests on the mermaid, and believe that until 1982 it was twinned with a merman at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, in London. They have also concluded that the mermaid’s hair is human, while the upper body is layered upon a structure of wood and wire. The teeth are carved bone while the eyes are mollusc shells, although the composition of the torso is yet to be determined. Monkey, often used in these cases, has been ruled out. The mermaid will be reunited with her mer-mate for an exhibition at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery from 19 March–13 May 2012.