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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Monday, March 16, 2015

RICHARD FREEMAN: A taste of Clinkers

The other day I was wandering home from work and found myself hankering for the delicious taste of clinkers. I pondered that, due to me missing out on this year’s Tasmanian wolf expedition, it would be another year before I could dine on those delectable little brown pellets.

It should be noted here the clinkers are an Australian confectionary made by Cadbury. They consist of chocolate pellets covering a core of fruit flavoured honeycomb. I noted that in Australia there was a far, far greater choice of chocolates than in the UK. There were a number of exotic, fruit based chocolates. Over here if it’s not a Mars Bar it gets rejected.

Clinkers brought much hilarity to the English members of the last expedition. The Aussies had no idea what clinkers meant in the UK.

Upon reaching home I found a package waiting for me. Sent by the lovely Rebecca Lang it consisted of not one, not two but three packets of clinkers along with a Tasmanian wolf key-ring and a Tasmanian wolf postcard saying ‘We missed you’. How wonderful is that. Thanks Becks xxx.

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