Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

26 ottobre 2007

Poll: One-third believe in ghosts, UFOs
It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably
flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her
daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole
and neighbors said children had been murdered in the
house, it was time to move.

Che Guevara hair sold at auction
Strands of hair taken from the body of Ernesto Che
Guevara by a former CIA officer involved in his death
have sold for $119,000 (£58,000) at auction.

Neanderthals 'were flame-haired'
Some Neanderthals were probably redheads, a DNA study
has shown.

Stolen work by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo, found in
NYC garbage, could sell for $1 million
A painting stolen 20 years ago was found lying in a
pile of garbage along a New York street, and now it
could fetch up to $1 million (?700,000) at auction.

Deadly Cute
Today on the Worth1000 photoshopping contest: "Deadly Cute" -- cute animals photoshopped into sheer viciousness.

They sound more like zombies than sleepwalkers...
A surge in naked sleepwalking among guests has led one of Britain's largest budget hotel groups to re-train staff to handle late-night nudity.

Qandil Mountains - Kurdistan - Brad Pitt and the Girl Guerrillas

Lovesick doctors need 'training'
Passionate encounters are inevitable among doctors and nurses working in emergency medicine - or at least that's what romance novels have us believe.

Why heroines die in classic fiction
To read classic fiction is to know that if the heroine gets wet, a swift descent into brain fever and death bed scenes is assured within a chapter or so. What was actually wrong with these swooning creatures?

British Village Looks Down the Loo to Cut Carbon
ASHTON HAYES, England - A small community in northwest England is hoping to become the country's first carbon-neutral village and considering the power of poop to help make it happen.

State of the planet, in graphics
Globally human populations are growing, trade is increasing, and living standards are rising for many. But, according to the UN's latest Global Environment Outlook report, long-term problems including climate change, pollution, access to clean water, and the threat of mass extinctions are being met with "a remarkable lack of urgency".