, a town not too far from Melbourne, Australia, there's allegedly something
not quite right swimming around in a humble trout farmer's catchment. Is this Australia's Nessie
Some selected quotes from the linked articles.
A giant eel, believed to be around 13ft-long with a head the size of a football has been spotted at the trout farm at Warburton.
It is believed the eel washed into the farm's ponds during this month's record breaking storms.
"We hope to catch him alive and take him to the Melbourne Aquarium."
I reckon it's true. Might even go and throw a line in myself, hey. It's just a shame that there are no pictures or film evidence thus far.
Oh, this is my first front page post on MeFi. Hello world!
posted by sjvilla79
on Apr 7, 2005 -
There are very big things in Canada. There are very big things in Australia. There are very big things in Minnesota, in Texas, and at least 18 other states.
There's so much to see, but my favorite is probably the many dinosaur statues of Drumheller, including the Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Smileasaurus Banana Eater, Shysasaurus Jelly Bean Eater, and, ummm, Jesus.
posted by .kobayashi.
on Mar 12, 2005 -
World Jump Day.
Help fix global warming the easy way: get 600 million people to jump at the same time, and shift the earth's orbit. [Warning: somewhat irritating Flash interface.]
posted by DrJohnEvans
on Feb 27, 2005 -
Fat Truckers Union
is just one of 35 sites hosted by Alkem foundation
. While at F.T.U. don't miss The Golden Age by scrolling right and set aside 8 hours to play the flash game.
seems to be a band that plays in livingrooms.
I'm not sure what GPI
is other than it has a lot of small print.
(contains flash, shockwave, sound and a few other things i don't know what they are.)
posted by mss
on Jan 17, 2005 -
Scary recipes from the past!
Included: Jello molds with meat inside, weird dinners made with hot dogs (including Circle Dogs, which would be the name of my band if I had one), and tuna spaghetti. Actually, I'd like to try some of the desserts...
posted by braun_richard
on Jan 12, 2005 -
"I'm having a little get together with some of my friends...."
I found this bizarre and disturbing little flash-movie a few months ago. The first link is actually the second
installment in what is now five episodes. There's more (including the first through the fifth) on his site.
The music is phenomenal- bits of spookiness from sigur ros
and aphex twin.
When you're all done, there's an interview with the author regarding Salad Fingers here
. People are still trying to figure out exactly who the character is and where he's from. If you look and listen carefully, there are literary references, anagrammed names, etc.
If you liked Salad, you might also like "Hell"
posted by exlotuseater
on Nov 27, 2004 -
Introducing: Metal Rubber.
"Twist it, stretch it double, fry it to 200°C, douse it with jet fuel—the stuff survives. After the torment, it snaps like rubber back to its original shape, all the while conducting electricity like solid metal." Sounds familiar
, no? Here's
the son of the Roswell air field's intel officer, describing the debris he says he saw in 1947: "It was possible to flex this stuff back and forth, even to wrinkle it, but you could not put a crease in it that would stay, nor could you dent it at all. I would almost have to describe it as a metal with plastic properties."
The UFO freaks are already all over
the "back engineering" of Roswell crash debris.
Meanwhile, there's something
unusual in the sky over Minnesota right now.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Aug 20, 2004 -
- looking for that flayed flesh look for your fall fashion statement? Look no further, your epidermic, polysemic clothing and accessories are here.
posted by madamjujujive
on Jul 30, 2004 -
The return of Ralph Snart
...to the web
and to print
! This is Marc Hansen's outrageous story of a mild-mannered alcoholic accountant gone completely mental, featuring Dr. Goot
(evil scientist and nemesis), Mr. Lizard
(thanks to radioactive crickets) and Holly Hornswoggle
(evil lab assistant and love interest). It originally ran from 1986 to 1994 and of course there is always the obligatory unofficial site
posted by boost ventilator
on Jun 11, 2004 -
Attacked By Thugs!
- Maciej Ceglowski
is accosted by young, dorky thugs in Warsaw. After flagging down a van full of police to report the incident, frenzied pursuit-driven hijinks ensue. Almost makes me want to move to Poland and become a cop. Anyone have any sort of similar, amusing, crazed police experience? (I realise there are plenty of non-amusing, crazed police stories out there too, unfortunately.)
posted by DyRE
on May 22, 2004 -
Will humanity come together to overcome our space enemies?
Or is this
a publicity stunt for Signs
2:Electric Boogaloo? Or is it nothing at all
? Still, what the heck is Mexico doing telling everyone about this
? I mean seriously now:
“Hundreds of videos (of UFOs) exist, but none had the backing of the armed forces of any country.... The armed forces don't perpetuate frauds.”
Mr. Maussan said Secretary of Defence Gen. Ricardo Vega Garcia gave him the video April 22.
posted by loquax
on May 11, 2004 -
The Floating Neutrinos
have managed to cross the Atlantic in a raft made from recycled materials
recovered from dumpsters and docks in New York city.
Their next project is an Orphanage Raft
, "for street orphans from third world countries such as Brazil, African countries, and India. The children will be those who are living in and surviving on the streets, with literally no one looking out for them or taking responsibility for them. We will get to know them and their situation thoroughly before they ever come to the raft. We are not looking to pick up runaways or anyone who has responsible adults in their picture...Once onboard, if they choose to stay, they will be given a floating, travelling home, and an education."
posted by john
on Apr 4, 2004 -