5 March 2009, JellyBean @ 2:00 pm

When I read this I couldn’t help but posting it here. Sometimes the strange is as commonplace as our everyday life! A chemist has cracked one of the most enduring mysteries of all time: where does belly button fluff come from?
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“After three years of research, Georg Steinhauser, a chemist, has discovered a type of body hair that traps stray pieces of lint and draws them into the navel. Dr Steinhauser made his discovery after studying 503 pieces of fluff from his own belly button. Chemical analysis revealed the pieces of fluff were not made up of only cotton from clothing. Wrapped up in the lint were also flecks of dead skin, fat, sweat and dust. ”

Read the whole story at the Telegraph

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5 March 2009, JellyBean @ 1:47 pm

I was reading a pretty article on the Inexplicata website. The article talks about cryptids – in particular those like chupacabra and bigfoot:
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“See those eyes so red/red like jungle burning bright…” sang David Bowie in his song to the 1982 remake of the classic horror film Cat People, in which humans turned into were-panthers to feast on human flesh.

The existence red-eyed, felinoid entities, however, can hardly be relegated to the cinema of yore and has few points of contact with the lycanthropic traditions held by nearly every culture on this planet of ours. Strange felinoid entities have been reported throughout history, and continue to make their presence known right up to our Internet-saturated early 21st century.

Whenever accounts of this nature surface in journals or online, skeptics decry the simplistic assumptions of the untrained, pointing out that the eyes of most animals tend to glow red under certain conditions. This argument is brought to bear even in cases where witnesses stress the phosphorescent, self-luminous properties of the entities’ eyes. The dispassionate approach of “experts is a small consolation to the person who has just had a run-in with one of the hairy hominids collectively known as “bigfoot” or “yeti”, or to the householder who has lost beloved pets to the crimson-eyed predator known as the Chupacabras.

Read the complete article at:

Inexplicata: A Brush with the Netherworld

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