August 15th, 2007

Beast of Bodmin Moor

Famous mystery animal that was first thought to be on the loose in the Cornwall area of Southern England in the early 1990's. Slain livestock and various sightings of Large Cats in the area led local officials to organise an investigation into the creature.

It is thought that the Beast of Bodmin Moor is an example of the Alien Big Cats phenomenon, and is most likely to be a Puma. This was verified in 1997 when Puma prints were discovered in the area. Several false discoveries of large cat skulls have however hampered progress in the investigation. 

In 1995 a skull was discovered on Bodmin Moor which turned out to be from a trophy, as well as several others in the following years. It has been suggested that a prankster may have been at work, planting the skulls on the Moor in order to improve support for the existence of the creature.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)


Joke of the Day

Maria Sharapova plans her 1st trip back to Chernobyl since family fled. Sharapova's mother, Yelena, was pregnant with her only child when the plant in Ukraine exploded and spewed radioactive clouds over the western Soviet Union and northern Europe

Sharapova plans to visit
Chernobyl as a United Nations goodwill ambassador, perhaps after Wimbledon next July. 

This  reminds me of an old joke that I heard:

How many Ukrainians does it take to change a light bulb?
None. In Chernobyl, one just holds the bulb and it glows by itself.

P.S.: Keep up the great work maria! I love your style!

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)


Image of the Day

American Indian Movement  - 02/27/1973

Members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), together with a number of local and traditional Native Americans begin a 72-day occupation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The AIM goal was to protest injustices against their tribes, violations of the many treaties, and abuses and repression of their people. The U.S. responded with a military-style assault against the protesters.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)


Bruce and Brandon Lee

The Mystery of Bruce Lee's Death

Bruce Lee, dressed in the traditional Chinese outfit he wore in the movie _Enter The Dragon_, was laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle in late July of 1973. But long before Lee's sudden and tragic death in a Hong Kong apartment at age 32, rumors were rife throughout the Orient that he had been wounded or killed in fights.


"One day, I got a long-distance call from Hong Kong's largest newspaper," Lee recalled. "They asked me if I was still alive. 'Guess who you are talking to?' I replied."


Thus, when Lee actually did die, speculation abounded as to the cause. The rumors ranged from Lee being killed by Hong Kong triads (gangsters) because he refused to pay them protection money - —something that was common for Chinese movie stars to do at that time —to his being killed by an angry martial artist's dim mak (death touch) strike. Some people claimed Lee was cursed—he had just bought a house in Hong Kong that was supposed to be haunted—or that he had died while making love to actress Betty Tingpei, or that he had angered the Chinese martial arts community by teaching foreigners, and that he had been killed in a challenge match.

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