Video: Florida Kite Surfer Kevin Kearney Challenges Tropical Storm Fay – Loses

I like adventure too – but you have to take your brain along if you want to survive. Mr. Kearney left his at home, too much Xtreme Mountain Dew perhaps, but got lucky (assuming he recovers) anyway.

SearchingForBigfoot.com Claims Bigfoot Found – Releases Photos of Bigfoot Body in Freezer

This monkey in a freezer story is just too funny to pass up:

Talk about Internet buzz! The Web site SearchingForBigfoot.com claims it has found the carcass of a Bigfoot in the woods of northern Georgia and it’s even showing a picture of what they purport is the body of the “creature” stuffed into a white container and frozen on ice.

…The Bigfoot searchers have promised an official announcement with “DNA evidence and photo evidence” at a 3 p.m. news conference in California today.

There’s a problem, however:

Don’t hold your breath that this is for real. Biscardi has been linked to Bigfoot hoaxes before. In 1995, according to the LiveScience.com Web site, he claimed his group had captured a 400-pound Bigfoot and that he would submit proof a few days later.

Such proof never came.

Nevertheless, millions of people are banging away at this guy’s web server:

The rush to view purported pictures of Bigfoot on Thursday was so intense that the Web site maintained by a group claiming to have bagged the legendary biped went offline. Queries to SearchingForBigfoot.com were returned with an error message that said “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.”

Personally, I have for more faith that Russia will pull it’s troops out of Georgia peacefully. I hope that this story doesn’t pan out anyway. I’d rather joke about bigfoot with my hiking buddies than have to worry about actually running into one.

Update II:
Best comment on this story yet:

“looks like a F-ing carpet thrown into a bath tub with a Chewbacca mask on top.”

Update:
Bigfoot chatter is blowing up on Twitter too.

National Archives: Chef Julia Child was an OSS Spy

She could whip up Poulet Rôti blindfolded and then kill you with it – 47 different ways:

Famed chef Julia Child shared a secret with Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Chicago White Sox catcher Moe Berg at a time when the Nazis threatened the world.

They served in an international spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA created in World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt.

The full secret comes out Thursday, all of the names and previously classified files identifying nearly 24,000 spies who formed the first centralized intelligence effort by the United States. The National Archives, which this week released a list of the names found in the records, will make available for the first time all 750,000 pages identifying the vast spy network of military and civilian operatives.

Dan Ackroyd probably feels lucky to be alive this morning but luckily, for him, Julia was more Q than 007:

Julia Child started out at OSS Headquarters in Washington, working directly for General William J. Donovan, the leader of OSS. For a year, she worked at the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section in Washington, D.C., where she was a file clerk and also helped in the development of a shark repellent to ensure that sharks would not explode ordnance targeting German U-boats.

So she wasn’t quite the super spy but her patriotism and service are still notable and worthy of respect.

Related:
The National Archives
Office of Strategic Services (Wikipedia)