New on the Frontiers of Anthropology:
Two articles held over while the guest bloggers were getting in order
And on Benny's blog, a piece about the "Fascinating Youth" of the Charleston age:
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.
On this day in 1820 the Venus de Milo was discovered on the island of Melos. Her arms were never found.
And now the news:
Help to Save the World's Only Poisonous Primate
The absence of upper limbs on the Venus de Milo has created some debate over the years; this was Buddy Holly’s theory: