The Continuing Crisis
New Zealand Car Thieves Steal Weasel Anal Gland Oil Instead of Meth Fixings
It's Me or the Cookie
The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports that dogs would rather get a belly rub than a treat.
A Greenland Shark 400 Years Old?
According to the scientists who radio-carbon dated her, she was born during the reign of James I, was a youngster when René Descartes set out his rules of thought, saw out her adolescent years as George II ascended the throne, reached adulthood around the time that the American revolution kicked off, and lived through two world wars.
Serious Sorcery Delusion
A witchcraft shop in Huddersfield, England refuses to serve Harry Potter fans because it sells 'spiritual tools' not toys for young Muggles.
How Will the World Change with Electric Cars?
Health will improve a lot, and ambient noise in the city will fall a lot.
In Vitro Article in Scientific American From 50 Years Ago
“If rabbit and pig eggs can be fertilized after maturation in culture, presumably human eggs grown in culture could also be fertilized, although obviously it would not be permissible to implant them in a human recipient. So far we have either failed or have at best achieved a very limited success in fertilizing human eggs in vitro. We intend to continue these experiments; the ability to observe cleaving human eggs could be of great medical and scientific value. For example, sterility caused by faulty passage of embryos along the fallopian tube could probably be alleviated by removing oocytes from the ovary, growing and fertilizing them in vitro and then transferring them back into the mother. —R. G. Edwards”
Grinding Up Mummies for Paint
You want umber? Grab that mummy leg. It seems the production of “mummy brown” paint only ceased in the 20th century because no more mummies were to be found.
Marijuana Plants Vie for Blue Ribbons
Marijuana growers at the Oregon State Fair will submit their plants to be judged by Ed Rosenthal, the self-styled “Guru of Ganja,” to be awarded the classic blue, purple, and yellow ribbons.
An extremely bitter roast, picked by child labor overseas,