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 maggio 2008

Putting a spring in your step
There's nothing new about doctors recommending their patients take more exercise. But what kind?

KENYA: Teenage Mothers Denied Education
NAIROBI, May 23 (IPS) - At 17, Julia Metito* (*not her real name) should be in her final year in secondary school in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, but three years ago she had to leave school to give birth and then nurse a child. Today, she finds herself in Class Seven with 13-year-olds. 13,000 girls leave school every year in Kenya due to pregnancy.

Record-breaking Mentos and Coke
It was to be one of the biggest science experiments ever seen yet there was not a bunson burner or test tube in sight. Around 1,500 students kitted out in waterproof ponchos discovered exactly what happens when you drop a mint sweet into a bottle of Coca Cola, in an attempt to break a world record.

China sends emergency relief to quake-hit pandas
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent emergency bamboo-shoot rations to pandas at a reserve in the Sichuan earthquake zone because no one there is collecting it for them, state media said on Thursday.

New Survivalists Prepare for End of Oil
BUSKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — A few years ago, Kathleen Breault was just another suburban grandma, driving countless hours every week, stopping for lunch at McDonald's, buying clothes at the mall, watching TV in the evenings. That was before Breault heard an author talk about the bleak future of the world's oil supply. Now, she's preparing for the world as we know it to disappear.

British UFO shocker! Government officials were telling the truth
Phenomena reported to Britain's Ministry of Defense over the years and made public this month were almost certainly not actual alien aircraft piloted by actual alien beings.

The Elevator Ghost Hoax - Wednesday May 21, 2008
A viral video making the rounds since March appears to be a snippet from a security cam tape showing the ghost of an old woman haunting a well-known office building in Singapore. As the video unfolds, two workers enter the elevator, ride down a few floors, then exit, revealing a ghostly, stooped figure who slowly shuffles off after them.