Extraordinary claims. Ordinary investigations.

Archive for June, 2009

They should have sent a poet


Because I have no words to describe how beautiful this photo is. Oh, wait, you can see it right there. Beautiful, huh? [13crows]

Bonus track: Time Warp, Soap Bubbles

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Fake Plastic Aliens… attack in Lahore, Pakistan

“A four inch Alien species appear to be a female [sic] turned up in Pakistan accidently. While repairing an old house, they found an Alien walking around.The children took it as a harmful animal & stoned it then the Alien fell down helpless & motionless. Then they put her in bottle after that they throw her on very hot bricks that’s where she got the skin burns. This news spread like a wild fire, too many people came in flocks to see her ;out of concern of disturbance locals buried her in hole. People have demanded an investigation & autopsy now.” [via BoingBoing]

Only thing is, as pointed by “eeasynow, that’s actually a small plastic toy.



The case is reminiscent of the recent brouhaha over another plastic toy in Qatar.

Do you think it’s a coincidence these countries have no freedom of press? I don’t. Though freedom of speech allows any wild story to circulate, it also allows for a quick and open critical evaluation. I’m afraid people in Qatar or Pakistan don’t know, and perhaps will never know they were terrorized (by the media, at least) with fake plastic toys.

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Mengerubik Cubesponge


“Right, now solve it”, challenges Petter Duvander, creator of the nightmare above. Because, you see, that’s no simple conjunction of Rubik’s cubes, but a conjunction forming a Menger sponge, a fractal. With each iteration the object becomes more and more complex – the image above is the result after only three iterations.


Is this disturbing? Keep reading for a vision of hell.

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In Russia, Plasma radio YOU!!

“This video of so called “plasma radio” is popular lately on Russian blogs. The shown effect is very cool. Here is a short story to understand it:
Location: Brovary town, Russia [Actually, Ukraine].
Transmitter output: 150 kW
Also used: old Soviet antennas, 90 meteres (280 ft) long cable.
That’s all what you need for UNSAFE experiments to receive radio waves. In the area of the effect of radio waves very big potential difference emerges. Because of the modulation of the radio signal the electical spark arc starts vibrating with the human voice and begins to “speak”. The intensity of current in such “radio” can reach hundreds of ampers and it easily can molt metals. Such electricity doesn’t have any barriers, it can come through the thick tree. Don’t try this at home!” [English Russia]

Is this real? An elaborate hoax? Another urban legend? Here in Forgetomori, the Answer reads YOU!! Keep reading.

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