“I’m a Fiddler Crab!”

Every time I see a story like this: Grandmother boasts: “I’m Long Island’s first female priest” I think of this (at the 18-second mark): Sweetie, you ain’t a priest: you’re just a sad old lady with delusions, playing dress up. And now you’re something else: excommunicated. PS: Also: Uncle Teddy: [Read more...]

Ancient Monastic Site Destroyed by Islamists

Egypt’s Christian community continues to suffer attacks by Muslims, including destruction and looting of archaeological and historical sites dating to the first centuries of Christianity. From Daily News Egypt: The latest attack targeted Ansana, a historical Egyptian site believed to have been used as a Coptic monastery. Yet, information about it is scarce. “[The site] [Read More...]

Turn Your Finger into a Speaker

  Disney: finding new ways to creep me out. Okay, it is pretty cool, if pointless. Ishin-Den-Shin allows you to record a message into a special microphone, and then transmit that message directly another person just by touching his ear. The effect is as though you’re whispering right in the person’s ear … through your [Read More...]

Ancient Jerusalem’s Economy Powered by Animal Sacrifice

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The Journal of Archaeological Science had published a study of animal remains uncovered around the Temple complex in Jerusalem, suggesting that animals raised and traded for temple sacrifice drove a large portion of Jerusalem economy: An analysis of bones found in an ancient dump in the city dating back 2,000 years revealed that animals sacrificed at [Read More...]

Game of the Thrones in 8-bit Style

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Winter is Coming in Abel Alves’ retro “Game of Thrones” platformer, complete with swordplay, magic, and crows. Alves used Arcade Game Studio to really nail that 80s feel. You can download and play the whole thing here, or just check out the trailer: [Read more...]

South Korea to Build Invisible Skyscraper …

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… right next to an airport. What could go wrong? International architectural firm GDS Architects reports that it’s received a construction permit to begin building “the world’s first invisible tower.” The Tower Infinity will stand 450 meters (1,476 feet) and be situated in Cheongna, near the Incheon Airport just outside of Seoul. Like other concepts [Read More...]


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