Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

The Great Guatemalan Sinkhole

Looks like a test attack from a big tunnel boring machine. Has someone repelled down there? I’d love to see pictures.  Here is a link to a high res image… … Continue reading

October 26, 2010 · 2 Comments

Hormone research suggests rich live longer

Andy Bloxham – … DHEAS – or dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate – is produced by the brain, adrenal glands and sexual organs and is a guide to life expectancy. Researchers from University … Continue reading

October 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Are there no universal laws?

  QUOTE from an editorial on the New Scientist website: “It looks like physics works differently in different places. If so, everything we think we know about the cosmos may … Continue reading

October 26, 2010 · 1 Comment

Australian Border Officials Check Honeymooners for Porn

A travel tip for tourists to Australia: Delete any racy honeymoon photographs from your phone or computer. Under a new law, the Australian government is demanding visitors Down Under declare … Continue reading

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Live ‘Gong Show’ Gives Break to Yodeling Goat-Milkers and Other Quirky Talents

David Moye – Showbiz is a hard career, but it’s even more difficult if you’re trying to make it big by singing “Silent Night” like a pigeon, yodeling while milking … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus cleared of importing syphilis from the Americas to Europe

Niall Firth – Christopher Columbus and his crew have long been blamed for syphilis back from the Americas to Europe after their historic first voyage. In 1493 they returned to … Continue reading

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Fake diploma spam

If you get this scam, “Diploma of world famous universities can be bought here.” Report it to: http://www.ag.ny.gov/online_forms/complaint_spam_action.jsp The phone number below is in New York. —– spam scam below … Continue reading

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