The Trapdoor on Christ’s Right Shoulder

Christ the Redeemer 1

I have just soaked up all the beauty and the mystery of "Arms Wide Open", a breathtaking on-line photo story from BBC News about Rio de Janeiro's famed statue of Christ the Redeemer.Words fail.  I can't do justice to the dramatic photography and the full backstory for Cristo Redentor, the iconic sculpture which overlooks Brazil's poor in the favelas, the rich in the luxury high-rise apartments, the homeless, the famous football stadiums and Guanabara bay with its scattered islands and boats. … [Read more...]

Peek-a-Boo! God and The Bornean Rainbow Toad

Wrap your mind around this (can you see it?).  It's a Bornean Rainbow Toad.God, in His infinite wisdom and creativity, designed a panoply of creatures so diverse, so fantastic, so colorful, so… well, so HUNGRY.And because no one—not even a lowly amphibian—likes to be someone else’s lunch, God thought up a bunch of cool ways to hide. It’s called “cryptic camouflage” and it allows a toad or a moth or a caterpillar to blend into the environment so well that a hawk or a sand crane is unlike … [Read more...]

Man Sues Wife Over Ugly Baby—And Wins!

Ugly Baby Lawsuit

Just so you know:  I am tucking this into my big fat manila file of Really Sad Stories. A man in China has sued his ex-wife for giving birth to what he called an "incredibly ugly" baby girl. "I married my wife out of love,” Jian Feng told the Irish Times.  “But as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues.  Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me." At first, Feng thought that his wife had been unfaithful and the baby wasn’t his—beca … [Read more...]