Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Pope’s astronomer says he would baptise an alien if it asked him

Aliens might have souls and could choose to be baptised if humans ever met them, a Vatican scientist said today. The official also dismissed intelligent design as “bad theology” that … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

Moral search engines squeeze out sin on Internet

Seek and ye shall find. A number of new Internet search engines created by Christian, Jewish or Muslim entities aim to filter out queries from Web users in a way … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

Fossil of giant bony-toothed bird from chile sets wingspan record

A newly discovered skeleton of an ancient seabird from northern Chile provides evidence that giant birds were soaring the skies there 5-10 million years ago. The wing bones of the … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

Oops! Police say men attempted to rob sheriff in Craiglist sale

Authorities say two men attempted to rob a local buyer interested in purchasing a laptop computer off Craigslist. Only problem? The buyer was Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Garden City … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Last ‘sin-eater’ celebrated with church service

The restored grave of the last known “sin-eater” in England has been at the centre of a special service in a Shropshire village churchyard. Campaigners raised £1,000 to restore the … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Guinness Picks World’s Longest Nose

According to Guinness World Records officials, Mehmet Ozyurek has the world’s largest nose. Measuring 3.46 inches from bridge to tip, the Turkish national’s schnoz has earned its spot in the … Continue reading

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Quadruple amputee plans swim from Europe to Africa

Just days after swimming across the English Channel, quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon is already dreaming of a new challenge: crossing from Europe to Africa in the Strait of Gibraltar. Croizon, … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · Leave a comment
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