Meet the in-laws 1

Meet the in-laws
    Not only is the human genome project completed – the mapping of all 24,000 human genes, but scientists have also completely mapped the Neanderthal Genome; from DNA recovered from bones dating back some 38,000 years. The results were surprising and have caused a total re-assessment of one of our closest cousins. Like the ...

‘Well, I’ll be a Monkey’s Uncle!’

‘Well, I’ll be a Monkey’s Uncle!’
There are repeated reports of a human – chimpanzee hybrid, called a humanzee. The first is from the year 1,000 AD when the Benedictine monk, Peter Damien, claimed he saw the monstrous offspring of a woman and an ape. More recently, a circus chimpanzee called Oliver (1958-2012) was touted as such. Oliver was bald with ...

It’s all balls!

It's all balls!
    The words testament and testify share the same root as testicle. Not literally the same root – if you get my drift. In ancient times men cradled their testicles when taking an oath. Unlike the Holy Bible, your balls were always with you. As the root (that word again) of your masculinity, they ...

The Mighty Mole Monster Mystery 1

The Mighty Mole Monster Mystery
  In the frozen wastes of Siberia, local tribes claimed huge hairy mole monsters lived underground to avoid the hard frosts. They spent their lives tunnelling through the frozen soil and immediately died if they came into contact with the surface. During the brief summer thaw, their remains were often found on river banks where ...