Thanks to cutting edge technology Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is now able to speak and interact with visitors at Beijing's Planning Exhibition Hall. The multimedia exhibition also gives voice to the Last Supper and other masterpieces. In related news, a mechanical lion invented by da Vinci to entertain the King of France has been brought back to life. Video reports at BBC News.
A number of articles have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week or so, including stories about the mysterious Arctic blob, a unique crop circle in Wiltshire, and a new technology...
14-year-old Gerrit Blank of Essen, Germany, was struck by a meteorite travelling at 30,000 mph. The pea-sized space rock grazed the teenager's hand then hit the ground.
A new study in connectedness has revealed that it truly is a small world. So small, in fact, that less than 10% of Earth's land areas require more than 2 days of travel time to reach a major city.
Thousands of protesters turned out for the nationwide 'Tax Day Tea Party.' Some 760 events were held across the country to express displeasure with the tax process and government spending.
Ever wondered what a trillion dollars looks like? Starting with a $100 bill, PageTutor.com creates a graphical look at various amounts. Pictured is a figure standing next to a 'measly' million (100 packets of $10,000), which could fit into a grocery bag.
Stephen Wagner of About.com: Paranormal Phenomena presents a round-up of the top paranormal events of 2008, including ghosts, Bigfoot, Earth mysteries, psychic activity, and strange creatures (the 'Creepy Gnome' of Argentina is pictured).
First hour guest, trends analyst Gerald Celente offered commentary on the economy. We'll start to see the "Great Collapse of '09" beginning in February when a lot of retailers will go belly-up, he said. Further, he warned there could be a run on banks in the U.S., in which the government will declare a "bank holiday," limiting how much money a person could take out of their accounts.
Alex Jones' website Prison Planet.com, features a special page titled Bilderberg Meeting 2006. It contains video clips (such as one of Jones' bullhorning the Bilderberg Group), audio, photographs and articles by Jones and Paul Joseph Watson.