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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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Thursday, April 11, 2013

SHERI MYLER THE CFZ INTERN: Day Five

Sheri Myler, our student who is doing a series of placements with us over the next year or so is back for her second stint. Once again, I am putting her to work and she will be blogging each day about her time here...


Today we put the different sections of the Eberhart book together, before starting to make it all look neat. This is when we realised that many of the words used for cross-referencing, that should be in capitals, were not. So, whilst making sure that everything is spaced out properly and checking that all the web-addresses are still active, we also had to read along in the text to ensure that we changed all of the cross-referencing into capitals.

Some way through this, we realised that they were in the wrong sort of capital letters. It should have been “small caps” rather than “all caps”. It took quite a while to work out how to change it, although why it is so complicated is still unknown.

This day was quite draining indeed, so we decided to call it a night a little earlier than usual. We did, however, have a good lengthed cat hunt, which perked me up no end. There were a few moths, but the real star of the evening was a frog that was sitting fantastically in the road. It remained there, very chilled out, as a car drove over it, almost squishing it. It didn’t even budge when a second car (ours) approached. Indeed, it stayed put until Jon got out and moved it himself, to forcibly aid it in staying alive. 

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