A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
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.
Saturday, 13 August 2016
ON THIS DAY IN WEIRD
On This Day in Weird, August 13...
1521: Conquistador Hernán Cortés captured Cuauhtémoc, ruler
of Tenochtitlán, claiming the city for Spain and marking the end of the Aztec
Empire. Cortés appointed himself the new ruler and renamed Tenochtitlán Mexico City. But
was that really the end of the story? In 2008, before he battled Lavalantula
or got blown away by successive Sharknados, renowned Hispanic TV star
Ian Ziering portrayed Cortés in Aztec Rex, also known as Tyrannosaurus
Azteca, revealing the long-hidden truth about the conqueror's greatest
challenge. Yep, you guessed it, a ravenous living dinosaur!