Sunday, October 27, 2013

Interesting news and articles - October 27, 2013

Archaeology

Oops! Etruscan Warrior Prince Really a Princess -- The assumption based on their preconceptions turned out to be wrong.

Vikings didn’t find Faroes first (they were 500 years late)

King Herod's Tomb a Mystery Yet Again

Ancient DNA Links Native Americans With Europe

Cryptozoology

DNA links mysterious Yeti to ancient polar bear  -- What's interesting here is the scientists isn't saying the hair samples the DNA was obtained from is just a polar bear, but an ancient species of polar bear.  So it may mean there is a rather elusive branch of polar bears out there instead of an "abominable snowman."

Is this sandy imprint proof of bigfoot? Homeowner claims sasquatch has moved next door and is throwing rocks at him

History

Did John Steinbeck Work as a Citizen Spy for the CIA?

The Mystery of ‘Japan’s Machu Picchu’

History's Mysteries

Was Germany's 'Dark Countess' the daughter of executed French royals Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? Mystery could be solved after grave is exhumed

New Book Reveals 'Lost Island of Atlantis' --I've been saying Atlantis was in the Mediterranean for a while now.  I think the Atlanteans were the Minoans.  I assumed the disaster Plato spoke of occurred when Santorini erupted though, not when the waters rose at the end of the last ice age.  But I recall hearing a tale that Atlantis was once much larger than it was at the time of it's destruction...perhaps that is a reference to it existing before the waters rose at the last ice age?  I wrote about the possibilities of civilizations existing before the Great Flood (or last Ice age) a few years ago here.

Mysterious

New book says government, not aliens, were behind Dulce cattle mutilations, UFO sightings --So even if the government was behind cattle mutilations, why wouldn't they just get their own cattle and do it on their own land?  Why do it secretly and then let ranchers find them?  It just doesn't make much sense to me.

Medical Mystery: Man Sheds Tears of Blood --I remember watching a documentary a few years back about a girl in India (if I remember correctly) that bled from her eyes.  The expert they brought in to investigate was skeptical though, and though her and her mother were faking it, though he couldn't prove it.  I don't think the blood came out of her eye glands though, I think it just sort of came out of her skin pores around her eyes (allegedly), which is why the doctor was skeptical that it was legit.  This guy lives in Tennessee though, and apparently, though the condition is rare, some of the other people known to have the condition are from Tennessee as well.

Researchers past and present unravel the mystery of miracles

Mystery noise causes misery across the county  --This article here suggests the hum may be a type of fish having sex.  I've heard of that explanation being used elsewhere.  But I find it hard to believe that fish sex could be so loud that it keeps people awake.

The British X-Files: Natural History Museum sets up unit to investigate bizarre phenomenon - but is baffled by Somerset's mysterious 'space slime'

Science

Study reveals brain ‘takes out the trash’ while we sleep

Space

India to launch its first mission to Mars

UFOs

UFO 'Fireball' Filmed Slowly Falling From Sky In Akureyri Iceland

Source Of Mysterious Night Sky Lights over Bermuda Unknown

Other topics of interest...

The Eton Scholarship Question: this is how the British elite are trained to think -- This article was posted earlier this year, but I just came across it recently.  I thought it was pretty telling.

Elon Musk Buys James Bond’s Submarine Car, Plans to Make It Actually Work

YOU the Taxpayer are Funding the Agri Business Takeover of our Food Supply

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