The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is one of the country's great mysteries. The labor union leader was last seen in the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomfield Township, about 26 miles from Roseville where the current investigation is happening. Both towns are affluent suburbs of Detroit, where Hoffa was active as a labor leader, as well as tampering with juries, bribery, fraud, and possible embezzlement.
Earlier this month, an angler named Nolan Calvin was fishing for trout in Priest Lake in Idaho. While he was cleaning one of the trout he had caught, he discovered a human finger inside the trout's stomach.
An Australian filmmaker named Chris Tangey recently caught one of the most frightening natural phenomena I can imagine: a tornado of fire, also known as a "fire devil."
Many traditional forms of divination are straightforward. You throw runes that spell an answer, poke a finger at random into a bible, or feel around in a handful of animal guts. A question is asked, and an answer is given. Someone may or may not stare into a crystal ball or bowl of water.
The new discovery of an ancient sheet of papyrus has thrown the scholarly world into an uproar. This papyrus was written in Coptic during the fourth century. A historian at Harvard Divinity School has translated it as saying (among other things) a quote from Jesus referring to his wife. Jesus is further quoted as saying that his wife "will be able to be my disciple."
Last week, angry mobs attacked the American consulate in Libya, killing four Americans. This outbreak of violence began in outrage over a new movie produced in the west, which rudely depicted the prophet Mohammed. But what is this movie, exactly? Where did it come from, and who produced it? And why?
On Earth, snowfall happens when water in the air drops below the freezing point of water (32F) and falls to the ground in flakes. But on Mars, it snows dry ice: frozen carbon dioxide. When the CO2 in the Martian atmosphere falls below the freezing point of CO2 (-193F) flakes of frozen CO2 fall to the ground in what scientists believe is the only example of carbon dioxide snow in our solar system.
If you hear noises in your attic, there are a lot of things that might spring to mind. Squirrels, rats, or possums, for the literal-minded. Or resident ghosts, for the paranormally inclined. But here is one thing you might not suspect as the cause of the noise: your creepy ex-boyfriend.
If you have ever been curious about the Tarot, you may have done a bit of reading up, but been put off by all the seeming rules. Do this! Don't do that! Always do it this way! Never ever ever do this!