Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Chinese man complains about migraine, only to find he has had a knife in his brain for FOUR years

A man who went to the doctor complaining of a headache was shocked to discover he’d had a 4in knife blade stuck in his brain for more than four years. … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Anthrax Letters After Sept. 11 Attacks: National Research Council Not Sure Dr. Brice Ivins Was Sole Source

It’s a case that’s been marked by controversy and mystery for nearly a decade: who was responsible for the deadly anthrax-laced letters sent after 9/11? Today, the National Academy of … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

POLICE in are hoping to reunite these giant trainers with their big-footed owner.

Claire Duffin – …POLICE in are hoping to reunite these giant trainers with their big-footed owner. The shoes, a whopping size 21, were found by a member of the public … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Australians hit by Cyclone Yasi warned to stay away from deadly giant birds

Australians trying to rebuild in the wake of Cyclone Yasi have been warned to stay away from cassowaries – huge flightless birds with claws that can disembowel a human – … Continue reading

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Farmers Rush to Deposit Seeds in Arctic Doomsday Vault, Patrolled by Bears

Farmers from Australia are the latest donors to a polar bear-patrolled Arctic doomsday vault that stores seeds as insurance against an international food emergency. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 4 Comments

Joanne Siegel, Inspiration for Superman’s Lois Lane, Dies at 93

Joanne Siegel, the inspiration behind Lois Lane and the widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel, has died at the age of 93. She was only a teenager during the Great … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Amid Egyptian turmoil, will Zahi Hawass remain?

This is an interesting post at The Daily Grail: Two weeks ago, at the height of the Egyptian popular uprising, I asked whether it might spell the end for the … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 1 Comment
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