Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cache of 140 WWII Spitfires discovered in Burmese jungle: very cool!

... the Spitfires are buried in the original crates with their wings folded back along their bodies, covered in grease and wax paper. Their joints are even tarred and they're expected to be in pristine condition.

Via Adventure Blog.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shark falls from sky onto golf course
Today's challenge: name a common element uniting Turkish conspiracy politics, a Muslim faith movement, American charter schools, the Poconos, and New Mexico legislative junkets.

The answer: a man named Fethullah G├╝len. Claire Berlinski boldly endeavors to make it all comprehensible.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What a joy to stumble across an amazing, beautiful and utterly useless talent that I've never even heard of: contact juggling!

Via Pithless Thoughts.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Giant elk-shaped geoglyph discovered in the Urals, dating to the 6th-3rd millennium B.C.

Hat tip to Forging the Sampo, who also has some good thoughts and quatations on elk in Finnish folklore and the Kalevala.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

For those who, like me, have lost track, here's an update on Kennewick Man. Though I note that the story pointedly avoids discussing the more controversial aspects of the find.