ANCIENT ICELANDIC SEA MONSTER CAUGHT ON CAMERA?

Since the year 1345, sailors have told tales of a lengthy serpent lurking in the chilly depths of the Lagarflj├│t Lake in Iceland.

This week, the ancient creature made his long-awaited YouTube debut … allegedly.

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09-02-2012 3:33 pm by Joshua Gee

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GIANT, 40-FOOT SHARK PLUCKED FROM THE ARABIAN SEA!

The tiny fish of the Arabian Sea can rest a little more soundly now that a far bigger fish has met his maker.

Fishermen found a fascinatingly huge whale shark floating unconscious a short while ago. Forty feet long, the rare specimen was slowly and laboriously tugged to port in the Pakistani city of Karachi.

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07-02-2012 7:38 pm by Joshua Gee

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CROWBOARDING: THIS YEAR’S HOT NEW WINTER SPORT?

May you never tire of reading about crows, for I fear I will never tire of writing about them.

They’re gaining on us fast, you see. First they starred in Hollywood’s 1993 supergoth action flick, THE CROW. Then, back in real life, the hilariously named Dr. Bird revealed the cleverness of the common crow years later in a series of experiments reported here. Then we witnessed them figuring out how to use fishing hooks to catch their dinner. More >>

18-01-2012 2:57 pm by Joshua Gee

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FIVE SEA MONSTERS: WHAT THEY DID ON THEIR SUMMER VACATIONS

Some of my first-ever writing assignments were in answer to the question “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Perhaps yours were, too.

In the early grades, teachers in the U.S. often ask that question during the first week of school. It’s a wonderful creative exercise, really, because nobody wants to tell the truth, which often involves a lot of snacks and video games.

If we’re to believe recent headlines, below are five alleged sea monsters who were too busy scaring to be snacking and gaming. Come to think of it, perhaps tasty, fleeing humans are a sea monster’s equivalent of snacks and games. More >>

07-09-2011 12:22 pm by Joshua Gee

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BEST OF THE GEE BLOG: 10 POPULAR ARTICLES REVISITED

Work is proceeding nicely on the new and improved blog. Expect an autumn launch date.

Which date, exactly? At this time, let’s not speculate. Best not to count our chickens before they hatch, lest there be a few dangerous undead chicks waiting to pop out of those shells, peck out our eyeballs, and cause a ghastly delay or two.

In the meantime, while we sidestep those icky, red-beaked chicks, wouldn’t it be fun to take a stroll down memory lane?

After the jump: Presented in chaotic, non-chronological order, here are ten of the most popular articles from days gone by, as voted by your clicks and comments . . . More >>

18-08-2011 6:36 pm by Joshua Gee

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SPACE CASES: SECRET ROSWELL FILE NOT FROM ROSWELL, NOT A SECRET?

All the Internet’s abuzz about a UFO-related document called the Hottel Memo. Below is the actual FBI document, posted on FBI.gov last December.

Hottel Memo

The March 1950 Hottel Memo released by the FBI

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12-04-2011 6:18 am by Joshua Gee

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