Friday, April 25, 2008

attack of the killer beas

lemmy is god!

A thick swarm of thousands of bees suddenly showed up at a Mexican restaurant in Florida and inexplicably began spiraling in a "tornado pattern," according to Local 6 News.

Diners at Oxie's in DeLand at first thought the huge cloud in the sky had formed Thursday because a rainstorm was coming.

But they soon fled to their cars in fear when they realized the cloud was actually a mass of bees — and the insects seemed to be taunting customers.


Friday, April 18, 2008

butter head

kids these days...

Tyler Hemmert said he and a friend were sitting on a park bench when another boy became angry with them and threw a knife at them.

Tyler said he could still feel the knife. “I could see the handle of the butter knife, sticking out,” he said. “That’s when I freaked out.”

The ambulance took Tyler to the hospital with the knife still in his head.

“They took a CAT scan to make sure it wasn’t in my skull,” he said. “Then they numbed it, and cut it open and ripped the knife out.”


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

i steal your honda

baby russian mammoth found and unfrozen. requests track pants and a sweater.

Russian scientists say they have obtained the most detailed pictures so far of the insides of a prehistoric animal, with the help of a baby mammoth called Lyuba found immaculately preserved in the Russian Arctic.

"We could see for the first time how internal organs are located inside a mammoth. It is pretty important from a scientific point of view," said Alexei Tikhonov, deputy director of the Russian Academy of Science's Zoological Institute, who has been leading the project.

"Her internal organs were well preserved -- the heart was seen distinctly with all its ventricles and atria, as well as the liver and its veins," Tikhonov told Reuters.

The mammoth species has been extinct since the Ice Age. Tests on Lyuba showed she was fed on milk and was three to four months old when she died 37,000 years ago in what is now the Yamalo-Nenetsk region in Russia's Arctic.

Scientists were excited by the find because, although her shaggy coat was gone, her skin was intact, protecting her internal organs from contamination by modern-day microbes.


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Friday, April 11, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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National University of Singapore biologist David Bickford, the lead researcher, said in a release that the frog, Barbourula kalimantanensis, has an "amazing ability to breathe entirely through its skin."

The frog receives all necessary oxygen through its skin, the researchers said. Among four-legged creatures, only amphibians are known to breathe without lungs — previously only in two families of salamanders and a species of caecillian, a limbless amphibian.

The researchers hypothesized that the frog may have evolved without lungs, or lost its lungs, in adaptation to the high-oxygen environment of its habitat and the species' preference to sink, rather than float, which would have been hindered by lungs full of oxygen.

Bickford explained that cold water can hold more dissolved oxygen than warm water, meaning that in a fast-flowing river, many molecules of oxygen come into contact with the frog's skin.


the international sign of the doughnut.

A Bosnian man whose home has been hit an incredible five times by meteorites believes he is being targeted by aliens.

He said: "I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. I don't know what I have done to annoy them but there is no other explanation that makes sense. The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit five times has to be deliberate."
The first meteorite fell on his house in November last year and since then a further four have smashed into his home. The strikes always happen when it is raining heavily, never when there are clear skies.

He said: "I did not know what the strange-looking stones were at first but I have since had them all confirmed as meteorites by experts at Belgrade University.

"I am being targeted by aliens. They are playing games with me. I don't know why they are doing this. When it rains I can't sleep for worrying about another strike."


Monday, April 7, 2008

mongo like candy

Police arrested a Lakeland man early this morning on charges that he punched a police horse in the rear end.

It should be no surprise the incident occurred about 3:15 a.m. in Ybor City.

The Tampa Police Department report said the officer and horse were clearing the street and sidewalks in the 19th Street area of Seventh Avenue.

Carl Coward, 24, of 111 Hodges Road, Lakeland, balled his fist and punched the horse in the right rear hip area, the report states.

Coward was charged with battery of a law enforcement animal and is being held at the Orient Road Jail on $500 bond, jail records show.

The report does not indicate whether the horse suffered any serious injury.


Friday, April 4, 2008

holy cow!

wal-mart is stoked...

The first hybrid embryos in Europe - a blend of human and cow DNA - have been created by scientists in Newcastle.

The milestone, which is political rather than scientific, will trigger a furore, since the advance comes a month before MPs are to debate the future of such research, which has been condemned by the Catholic Church as "monstrous".

A British Council meeting in Israel was told by Dr Armstrong that the hybrids were created by injecting DNA derived from human embryo cells into eggs taken from cows ovaries which have had DNA responsible for their characteristics removed, so called nuclear DNA, and leaving only cow DNA used to power the cells.



evolving man pinches a gorilla finger in an oregon cave. modern man celebrates.

A trace of the oldest people to inhabit America has been discovered in a deposit of fossilised excrement.

The fossilised excrement has been dated at 14,300-years-old
An analysis of the dung, deposited more than 14,000 years ago, will change our picture of the first Americans and mean the history books will have to be rewritten.
Now the oldest evidence has come from DNA extracted from dried human excrement recovered from Oregon's Paisley Caves - dating to 14,300 years ago, some 1,200 years before Clovis culture - and the study provides apparent genetic ties to Siberia or Asia, according to an international team of 13 scientists.

According to the standard accepted theory, the Clovis people crossed a land bridge over the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska during the period of lowered sea levels during the ice age, then made their way southward through an ice-free corridor east of the Rocky Mountains in present-day western Canada as the glaciers retreated.

The Paisley Caves are located in the Summer Lake basin near Paisley, about 220 miles southeast of Eugene on the eastern side of the Cascade Range. The series of eight caves are westward-facing, on the highest shoreline of Lake Chewaucan, which have stable dry conditions that preserve their contents.

Working in four of the caves, the team retrieved manufactured threads of sinew and plant fibres, hide, basketry, cordage, rope, wooden pegs, animal bones, and two forms of projectile point fragments. They found 14 coprolites that yielded mitochondrial DNA - genetic material passed on maternally - the team reports



A newly discovered pink-and-tan psychedelically striped fish with a flat face, frowning mouth and arm-like fins could be part of a formerly unknown family of vertebrates.

The newly found 4-inch fish lives in Indonesian coral beds, crawling in and out of crevices on its bent pectoral fins.But the fish -- which Pietsch plans to name the Maluku frogfish -- is different from other anglers in remarkable ways. It lacks a lure, has tiny pelvic fins and -- most remarkably -- has a flat face with forward facing eyes. Most fish have eyes on the sides of their head and very few have them located close enough that their range of vision overlaps. These fish could have humanlike binocular vision giving them better depth perception.