Earthfiles investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed the unexplained lights coming from Ceres, new data about Saturn's moon Enceladus, and explanations for the mysterious rumbling booms and metallic sounds and their possible connection to changes in the Earth's core.
First hour guest, documentary filmmaker James Fox has an update on UFOs. He is continuing to work on his upcoming documentary/feature 701 with Tracey Torme, which explores the origins of the UFO phenomenon and the government suppression of evidence.
Jonathan Trappe became the first person to drift across the English Channel using helium balloons. The 36-year-old daredevil made the 22-mile crossing in a chair attached to a bundle of 54 colorful, industrial-strength balloons. Once over France, Trappe cut away a few of the balloons in order to descend...
Undertakers Kenneth McKenzie and Todd Harra provided this artwork depicting one of the stories featured in their book, Mortuary Confidential. According to the account, an undertaker new to the neighborhood receives a bereavement turkey on Thanksgiving from a helpful neighbor who thinks there has been a death at the house.
Much to the neighbor's chagrin, the undertaker informs her that she is on call, hence the hearse in front of the house. Adding to the confusion, the undertaker's boyfriend, a police officer, and their friend, a CSI, are both on call and over for dinner as well. More illustrations at wtoddharra.com.
Regular C2C guest, Christian Wilde, who's helped our listeners with his up-to-date reports on stem cell research & heart health, is an avid participant in St. Patty's Day events. As a tribute to him and St. Patrick's Day...
We received the following statement from Sean David Morton:
The news today, that I had to hear in a phone call from a reporter, about the SEC filing a CIVIL action against my wife and I in a New York Federal court, has come as a total shock and a complete surprise. It also shows how brazen and desperate the SEC is, in putting out a PRESS RELEASE and announcing it to the global media, before we were even notified. They are going after PSYCHICS now who predict the markets?
A team of confectioners have constructed a 33 ft long replica of China's Great Wall entirely out of chocolate for the World Chocolate Wonderland exhibition later this month. The wall contains thousands of dark chocolate building bricks held together with white chocolate mortar. The show also includes 560 chocolate Terracotta Warriors. Video and additional details at The Telegraph.
DARPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Internet with an unusual 'Network Challenge.' The competition is offering a $40,000 cash prize to the first person who can correctly identify the specific locations of 10 moored, 8-foot weather balloons...
Dramatic security video released on Friday captures the miraculous survival of a six-month-old boy, whose stroller rolled onto the tracks at an Australian railway station and was struck by an oncoming train. The child, who was strapped into the stroller at the time, was dragged beneath the front car for almost 100 feet before the train could be brought to a stop. Remarkably, the boy received only minor injuries, including a bump to the side of his head. Video at the Herald Sun.
What if, every time you needed to turn on a light, you had to sacrifice a part of yourself? That's the question proposed by designer Mike Thomspon with his Blood Lamp. To operate it, a user breaks the top off, mixes in an activating powder, cuts his or her finger with the broken glass, then puts in a few drops of blood. The lamp contains a chemical called luminol that reacts with the iron in the blood, creating a bright blue glow. More at LiveScience.
The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion have been brought to life (in corn) at the Fritzler Family Farm in LaSalle, Colorado. This year's maze honors the 70th anniversary of "The Wizard of OZ," the 1939 classic staring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley, as well as marks the tenth year the Fritzler Family has created something a-MAZE-ing in their corn fields. More details at the Greeley Tribune.
Last week's guest with George Knapp, John Alexander, an expert in non-lethal weapons, claimed that no one has ever been killed by a Taser. George received a number of emails to the contrary. In this letter, Alexander responds...
'Horse leg extensions' created by a Seattle designer are allowing people to walk around 14 inches taller. The designer, Kim Graham says the legs "give a person the uncanny and graceful appearance of an animal."
Using cannabis as a medical treatment dates back thousands of years. But the plant has also been employed for many other purposes. For instance, one of the earliest known woven fabrics was said to be made of hemp. More recently, the original Levi jeans were made out of a tough hemp sailcloth for miners during the California Gold Rush, so that their pockets wouldn't tear when filled with gold.