There’s nothing like false advertising:
According to the Daily Telegraph, Razeqi told Iran’s state-run Fars news agency that his device “easily fits into the size of a personal computer case and can predict details of the next 5-8 years of the life of its users. It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you.”
Razeqi says Iran has decided to keep his prophetic time machine under wraps for now out of fear that “the Chinese will steal the idea and produce it in millions overnight.”
Shame on National Geographic for sensationalizing an otherwise boring story.
Cultural Offering Blog posts that ‘The Senator’, a 3,500-year-old, 118 foot tall cyprus in Florida, burned down after being struck by lightning. Think of the implications, as this is something older than most of the great civilizations of this Earth. A profound loss. RIP.
The island nation of Samoa just entered the history books by throwing our December 30, 2011. It never happened there. They’re now preparing for New Year’s Eve, thanks to their jumping over the International Date Line. Happy New Year to our Samoan friends!
MSNBC has more on the date jump here.