Earth Nutshell has some fascinating articles about North Korea, but by far my favorite is “North Korea’s Loch Ness Monster – The Concrete Wall.” Basically, the North Korean government has invented a giant wall that the South Korean government supposedly built in the late 1970s along the entire DMZ. The wall was discovered by Kim Il-Sung in 1989, and can only be seen from the North Korean side.
The weird part is that during his victory speech last night Trump pretended that Trump Steaks were still a going concern.
New research proves that one of the most famous “people eating frozen mammoth” stories didn’t actually happen. Though the new research also found that the research wasn’t really necessary, because the dinner’s organizer had already admitted he didn’t serve mammoth (or giant sloth, which is what was really on the menu).
They’re actually promoting tourism to the St. Pete/Clearwater area. As a former resident of St. Pete, I’m not quite sure I get it.
Yetis do mark a sharp difference from the kind of promotion they do here in Chicago, which is mostly as assholish as possible.
They compare these to R2-D2, but I’m not sure if that’s the comparison I would use.
I guess we’re okay until they announce that they’ve upgraded them to help plunge clogged drains.
Back in August there was international news about a “Nazi treasure train” that was supposedly buried near the Polish town of Walbrzych. Government officials even confirmed it! And then… silence. As the saying should go, the proof is in the proof, and proof of a Nazi treasure train should be really obvious. Like a train. Or some treasure. Or maybe an odd Nazi. Official declarations aside, the evidence for the buried train was not compelling. Now there’s finally been some follow up, and surprise!, there is no treasure train. Also not surprising, the treasure hunters who claimed to to have found the train in the first place aren’t allowing themselves to be convinced by mere science.