Between 1968 and 1985, 16 people were brutally murdered around the foothills of Tuscany; In 2002, the death of an Italian doctor was alleged to involve an elaborate ring of Satanic cultists connected to the Society of Freemasons; and in 2011, American student Amanda Knox was acquitted of the murder of her British roommate in what was suggested to be some sort of Satanic sacrificial orgy. How are these three events connected? By an Italian prosecutor named Giuliano Mignini.
Giant Squids, Minotaurs, and Bigfoot are all creatures that were a myth at one time or another. The difference between them, however, is that we know one exists, we know that one doesn’t, and we aren’t so sure about the third. Humans have given hundreds of amazing creatures places in our myths and legends since the beginning of oral history – many of which are believed to be real. In this series, we look at some of the origins and theories surrounding some of the most fantastic of these creatures.
A team of Japanese scientists has recently captured a live giant squid on film in its natural habitat for the first time in history. Per a CNN report, “the mission that finally tracked down the creature involved 55 dives in two special submersible vehicles that spent a total of more than 285 hours far beneath the waves. Some of the dives went deeper than 3,000 feet.” The 10-foot squid was finally found off the coast of Japan. While this is a relatively small giant squid (they can reach 44 feet in length), this is a momentous scientific discovery – the Giant Squid is one of the most storied and evasive sea creatures in history. Continue reading
Last week, I wrote about a rather hilarious petition posted on the White House’s official site We the People that asked for America to build a death star. Because that petition gained 25,000 signatures within a certain time limit, the Obama Administration has to respond to it. Well, sure enough, some other enterprising American citizens have posted a petition calling for the deportation of Piers Morgan, the British host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Why? For “attacking the second amendment”. Last time I checked, it had nearly 59,000 signatures. Allow me to pick this one apart…
DISCLAIMER: We at *AT* try our hardest to refrain from making political arguments in the interest of neutrality. Accordingly, we will not comment on second amendment issues, but rather on some of the funnier aspects of WTP petitions. Enjoy!