Archive for August, 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Hello everyone

Looks like we have some new tools to play with.  Are there any quirks about this blog-site that we need to be aware of?  I was just thinking, we should make sure that whatever our hoax choice may be that it hasn’t already been examined by popular culture… by something like the tv show “Mythbusters.”


I made it

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Yes I got here


Some of the places/people mentioned in the article

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Here are links to some of the people and/or organizations mentioned in the article from GQ.

Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University

Man stung by stingray and newspaper article on it

Animal Behavior Abstracts

Chickens attack children in California

Chickens and storks in Stubienko, Poland

Monkeys and infanticide (Note it says The Times, January 1, 2004. I haven’t checked that yet, but you can.)

Elephants raping rhinos [a little graphic] (see discussion at for debunking)

Gay Bradshaw

Elephants attack humans

Leopards invade Mumbai expose on the article

Someone copying this article into their myspace blog without attribution (which gets it to show up in Google text searches)


Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Welcome to the class blog. You need to join the blog by registering (see the link in the lower right column). Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to log in and once you are logged in you will land on a “dashboard” screen. One of your options on that screen is “write”. Select that and you can then write a post. Before it will become public, you need to click the “publish” button on the right of the screen.

Below the text box there are options for categories. I’ll be showing you what to do with those in class.