September 4th, 2007

Human DNA

Human DNA More Variable Than Thought

People are less alike than scientists had thought when it comes to the billions of building blocks that make up each individual's DNA, according to a new analysis. "Instead of 99.9 percent identical, maybe we're only 99 percent (alike),'' said J. Craig Venter, an author of the study—and the person whose DNA was analyzed for it.

 

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Kunoichi

Strictly for My Ninjas

Women played an important role in the history of Ninjutsu. They were known as "Kunoichi," the female Ninja.

The Kunoichi's training differed slightly from their male counterparts. One of the weapons commonly used by Kunoichi were needles. Often used to hold the hair up, they could quickly and easily be pulled out and used as a weapon. There was a saying in feudal
Japan that there was no castle guarded well enough that a Kunoichi could not enter.

 

In the late 16th century Chiyome Mochizuki, the wife of Shogun Moritoki Mochizuki, created one of the widest networks of female Ninja agents ever known. During the province wars of Japan, she created an underground Kunoichi school for young girls, who were often orphaned from the constant civil wars around the country.

 

Using Ninjutsu, they wove one of the most intricate information networks of the era, and effectively sealed a place in history for the female Ninja. 

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7) 

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Foo Fighters

Small luminous balls of light spotted on numerous occassions by pilots during the second world war. These strange coloured balls of light were witnessed both over Europe and the Pacific, and are a prime example of the UFO phenomenon.

Most people believed that the objects were some form of experimental aircraft being used by the enemy, however there were no reports of attacks from the objects. Some pilots reported sighting formations of Foo Fighters on long flights, which acted almost as though they were playing tag with them. Sightings of 'metallic, transparent and glowing balls' intensified in June 1944, which may have been due to the use of Nazi 'flying bombs' or the first ballistic missiles. 

No satisfactory explanation was ever reached regarding the true nature of these mysterious objects.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7) 
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Quote of the Day

 

"The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself."

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

 

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