At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Monday, 12 January 2015

ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD


On This Day in Weird, January 12...

Just discovered that a brain-fart has had me reliving December the past couple of days, at least. Apologies to anyone who actually drops by to read these scribblings. Now, back to the present!

1995: Rocker Meat Loaf stars in the made-for-television film To Catch a Yeti, premiering on this date.



2007: Jennifer Strange's mother finds the 28-year-old mother of three dead at her home in Rancho Cordova, California. Police determine that she died while trying to win one a Nintendo Wii game console from local radio station KDND 107.9, aptly nicknamed "The End." The contest—titled "Hold Your Wee for a Wii"—required participants to drink large quantities of water without urinating. Strange drank 1.5 gallons at the station, dying from hyponatremia. At trial for wrongful death, jurors order KDND to pay Strange's family $16.5 million.



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