Archive for June 2009

Pompeii Graffitti

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Anthropology, History

These examples of graffitty in Pompeii give us an insight into what the Romans were like. Not unlike us, seems to me:

Figulus loves Idaia
Vibius Restitutus slept here alone and missed his darling Urbana
Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself!
We have wet the bed, host. I confess we have done wrong. If you want to [...]



11-yr old boy amazing past life recall

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Philosophy, Religious studies, What's YOUR take on this?

11-year old James Leininger can remember when his WWII plane was shot down by the Japanese. He recognized his WWII war buddies and spotted, unaided, the place where his plane went into the water.
Makes a compelling case for believing in past lives.
What’s your take?



Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Music

I can’t believe I did not have more exposure to Warren Zevon in the nineties. I loved his classic about getting into trouble while on vacation “Send Lawyers, Guns and Money,” but I never pursued his work beyond that (I guess I never cared for Warren’s Werewolves in London, which kinda dead-ended me back then.) [...]



Flower Power

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Science

A corpse flower bloomed in Kansas this month.
This is not the type of flower you give your sweetheart on Valentine’s. For one thing, at over 5ft. tall, it’d be pretty cumbersome as a corsage. For another, its characteristic aroma is said to resemble that of dead animals. Yup, delightful!
Supposedly, the plant came up with this [...]



The sky is falling!

Jun 15th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Astronomy

A car-sized lump from space came crashing down towards our little blue-green ball recently. It was tracked by telescopes around the world before exploding into smithereens at about 23 miles over the Sudan desert.
The cool thing is that the stuff the asteroid was made of is a “completely new material,” according to Dr. Peter Jenniskens [...]