The Phoenix

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Phoenix Podcast - Episode 8

This is an expanded episode where I share my past lives regression, delving into past life #2 and #3. I also include some interesting science news and a little bit where I am ghosthunting. This is a 52 minute whopper of a show you don't want to miss!

Past Life #2

Past Life #3

Music by Podsafe Network

Phoenix by Nijole Sparkis
Murray Gets Paid by Citizen Six
Fire Forming by Angel Vivaldi
Do They Have E-mail in Heaven? by Jim Terr

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Big Bertha of a UFO...Blimey!!!!

An article recently published in Pilot Magazine reports that a British airline pilot clearly saw a cigar-shaped UFO in the skies over the Channel Islands. This in itself is not remarkable. And the fact that several passangers corraborate his sighting is not Earth-shattering. Another plane from a different airline flying nearby ALSO saw the same object, but that doesn't make this story incredible.

What makes this sighting different from all the others is the sheer size of this UFO. Aurginy Airlines pilot, Captain Ray Bowyer said that the bright object had to be around A MILE LONG.

Here's what Capt. Bowyer had to say about what he saw:

"It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area," Bowyer said that he used a pair of binoculars to view the flying craft more closely. "It was 2,000 feet up and stationary. I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realized it was approximately 40 miles from us.

"At first, I thought it was the size of a (Boeing) 737, but it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide."

As he continued the journey, he spotted an identical object - but this one was much further away.
Throughout the years, there have been tons of reports on triangular UFOs, dish shaped ones, and even crafts shaped like eggs.

But who ever heard of a cigar shaped UFO???
Cigar-shaped UFO? Come on! That's so ca-razy.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Killer Gum

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have another puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me

Gum chewing's fine when it's once in a while
It stops you from smoking and brightens your smile
But it's repulsive, revolting, and wrong
Chewing and chewing all day long

The way that a cow does

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da
Given good manners, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Those little orange-faced dwarfs were smarter than I realized. It's been documented that chewing too much gum isn't good for you - especially your jaw muscles. But can the stuff inside gum actually affect your health?

Not likely. Unless you chew all day long "the way that a cow does."

Abigail Cormack, of New Zealand, was hospitalized for awful muscle cramps and tingling in her extremities five months ago. They were afraid this very fit and otherwise healthy woman was having a heart attack. Her heart was out of rhythm, and she was having anxiety attacks, depression, and terrible rashes. Doctors were baffled.

Her doctor read about how aspartame, a synthetic sweetner also known as NutraSweet, could become deadly if ingested in large amounts over a long period of time. The doctor also knew of Abigail's habit - she chewed at least four packs of aspartame-filled gum per day.

Aspartame is digested into aspartic acid, phenylalanine and methanol, which then becomes formaldehyde - a deadly neurotoxin used as embalming fluid (ewwwwww!). The doctor wasn't sure aspartame was the cause, so ordered Abigail to stop chewing gum for 24 hours. Her symptoms ceased immediately.

I'm happy to report that Abigail is doing great, and no longer chews gum with aspartame - for her health's sake. Her new vice is chain smoking and gummy bears.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Phoenix Podcast - Episode 7

Listen to Episode 7 Now

In Episode 7, I get hypnotized and begin to examine one of the three past lives I'm able to recall. In a past life, was I really that dude over there on the left...a murdering Spanish Conquistador???

FYI: I decided to omit the more personal messages that were revealed in my hypnosis session

Thanks to Kelly Schrimpf, certified hypnotherapist with Ferguson & Associates.

Music by Podsafe Music:
Phoenix by Nijole Sparkis
The Future Soon by Jonathan Coulton
Murray Gets Paid by Citizen Six

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Friday, June 15, 2007

The Phoenix Podcast On TOGINET


I'm proud to announce that The Phoenix Podcast will be a part of the TogiINET internet radio line-up. TogiNET will serve as a revolutionary new medium for everything outside of the mainstream. Check out the brand new website - and Read, Rock, Rant, and Enjoy.

The airing schedule has been altered, as they are working through some technical issues. You can hear Episode 7 on Sunday, June 17th at 12pm, 5pm, and 11pm Central Standard Time (GMT-6).

(Listen to me call Dr. Phil for some good advice).

Episode 7 will be interesting, as I am hypnotized by certified hypnotist Kelly Schrimpf of Ferguson & Associates to uncover my past lives. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not - listen as we learn more about what hypnosis can do, and if you really can tap into your past lives through hypnosis.

Check out between shows they are playing some of the greatest music by independent artists. If you are an unsigned indie artist wanting exposure, let me know. I can help get your music played on TogiNET - which will be launching an indie music channel in the very near future as well.

Do you have a manuscript that's too edgy for mainstream publishers? Maybe you have a podcast that's exciting, unique, and is definitely outside the often confining parameters of the so-called “major entertainment centers.” Get in touch with me and let's see if we can find a home for your passion.

TogiNet, rated "T" for thinkers.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bio-Dome For Your Dome

My very first post nearly two years ago on this little blog of mine was on a whacky invention...The Indipod.

(Pictured Left). It was a handy invention that allowed you to take a poop in the privacy of the back of your car will the full convenience of a real bathroom. It's been awhile since I did a post about goofy inventions and patents, so I thought I'd do one today.

I present to you...US Patent 4,605,000: The Greenhouse Helmet.

For you environmentalists, you will surely appreciate what this contraption is trying to do. Don't we all need more oxygen? Don't plants create oxygen? So why not harvest the power of plants?

This gadget is basically a giant helmet with shelves inside for you to place plants on top of. Makes sense, right? With the helmet on, and the plants securely on these minishelves - you will enjoy pure and natural oxygen made by Mother Nature. Al Gore would be even more impressed!

Plus, imagine how pleasant it would be to have two plants near your head all day long...inside a helmet that will probably fog up within a matter of minutes. As you can see from the patent illustration above, the inventor decided to use cacti as his plant of choice.

That sounds safe, huh? Who wouldn't want a couple cacti plants a mere inch from both your cheeks? I wonder if he chose cacti for their amazing oxygen producing abilities.

A plant leaf is able to produce 5mL of oxygen per hour.
An average human needs about 53,000 mL of oxygen per hour.
So...wait a minute...

A cactus plant doesn't have any damn leaves!

Oh well. I really want one of these Greenhouse Helmets, but I would make a few modifications to mine:

Don Herbert, Mr. Wizard, passed away on Tuesday, June 12th of bone cancer. Mr. Wizard's World on Nickleodeon was my favorite show growing up. I was fortunate to be the first kid on the block with cable television when it premiered, and my friends would come over my house to watch Mr. Wizard use regular household items to teach us about the world of science.

One of the absolute coolest things I saw on Mr. Wizard's World was when he was showing a kid how liquid nitrogen could freeze a rose...and then he shattered the glass-like flower on the table.

I was hooked. The world of science wasn't just for the nerds, the super-smart, or the intellectuals. Science was cool for everbody.

Mr. Wizard, thank you for the many years of fun, learning, and discovery.

You can send your own personal message to the Official Mr. Wizard Studios Guestbook.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

The Confederate Yankee

In episode 6 of The Phoenix Podcast, I discussed the most documented case of reincarnation - the Jeffrey Keene story. This was a case that even the most die-hard skeptics simply can't ignore. The number of "coincidences" or synchronicities between Jeffrey Keene today and Civil War General John Gordon just pile up when you look at everything...and it's tough to dismiss.

Their faces are nearly identical. Keene's birthmark above his left eye matches a wound General Gordon received in battle. There's the flood of specific memories Keene experienced, their same writing styles, their similar personalities, their choices of careers, and the matching dates of significant occurances for both men.

Keene's story has been featured on the show Proof Positive on the Sci-Fi Channel, A&E, The History Channel, Biography, and many other publications and media outlets.

Jeffrey Keene himself actually listened to Episode 6, and e-mailed me his response:

(And yes, "Jason" is my real first name - duh!)

Hi Jason,

The reason for my book was to open others eyes. In the four years it has been out I have received many comments from people all over the world. So, it appears to be doing the job intended. I listened to your podcast and think you are doing a great job. Keep it up. Strange you should play the Twilight Zone music, it was written by Marty Manning, my first wife's uncle. Small world. Sounds like you saw the Proof Positive show on the Sci Fi Channel that carried my story. Keep an eye out for the documentary titled Beyond Death. They show it on A&E, History Channel and Biography every so often. I was very pleased with the way the Sci Fi people handled my story. I spent six days with them and they were thorough to say the least. Thanks again for passing on my story so others may learn from it.

Best, Jeff Keene

Thank you, Jeff Keene, for sharing your story with all of us.

Episode 7 will be coming out very soon...where I get hypnotized and reveal three of my own past lives experiences.

Jeff Keene's website:
His book, Someone Else's Yesterday can be found HERE.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Fun Facts 9: The Human Body

The brain. The average human brain contains 100 billion nerve cells. (I wonder how many Paris Hilton has. Hmmmmm...)

What the...? The sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced during menstruation. (But it's cancelled out by the INCREASE in emotional sensitivity.)

Yuck. Feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands. (That's 250,000 too many. Peeeeyew.)

Double yuck. On average, a person passes gas 14 times per day. (Damn, I haven't hit my quota yet today. Oh wait...ahhhhh. Mission accomplished!)

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Monday, June 04, 2007

The Phoenix Podcast - Episode 6

Press the play button on the podcast player below for Episode 6.

Click here to get your own player.

Show Notes:

Science News: I talk about eating potato chips while watching TV, air quality surprise in Rome, and super cows producing special milk.

Paranormal Corner: Jeffrey Keene was just a regular fire chief when he stumbled upon some interesting "coincidences" linking him and a Civil War general. Is Jeffrey Keene the reincarnation of General John Gordon?

If not, how do we explain the eerie similarities between these two men?

You can go to Jeffrey Keene's website HERE.
Another great article with pictures of birthmarks/scars can be found HERE.

Here's a letter written by Jeffrey Keene. Compare it to an old letter written by General John Gordon below:

"With my radio restored, man power and apparatus were brought in and put under the guidance of Acting Lieutenant Christopher Ackley. While setting up a plan of action, Lieutenant Ackley displayed good common sense, knowledge, training and a deep concern for the safety of firefighters under his command. A large amount of gas entered the structure by way of a open window. Though we tried to remove all possible sources of ignition, we were able to remove all but two. The owner informed us that the house contained an oil-fired furnace and a hot water heater. There was no way to shut them off from the inside or outside. Using metering devices, a positive pressure fan and opening and closing windows, the hazard was removed."

General John Gordon's letter describing how he and his men put out a fire in Pennsylvania:

"With great energy my men labored to save the bridge. I called on the citizens of Wrightsville for buckets and pails, but none were to be found. There was no lack of buckets and pails a little while later, when the town was on fire...My men labored as earnestly and bravely to save the town as they did to save the bridge. In the absence of fire-engines or other appliances, the only chance to arrest the progress of the flames was to form my men around the burning district, with the flank resting on the river's edge, and pass rapidly from hand to hand the pails of water. Thus, and thus only, was the advancing, raging fire met, and at a late hour of the night checked and conquered."

Notice how both men write in the same manner...the same "voice."

Music by Podsafe Music:

Phoenix by Nijole Sparkis
Murray Gets Paid by Citizen Six
It Takes Who by The FuMP
(this is a funny little song you Doctor Who fans will love)

Defending Your Life

You need to see this movie if you haven't already.

Questions, comments, show ideas, disgusting and offensive crank calls:
Call 206-339-7125

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Fun Fact 8: Nessie Is Real!

How about this for a Friday Fun Fact?
Gordon Holmes, an amateur scientist, was taking footage of the famous Loch when suddenly he caught something on film. Those whom have seen the footage say it's the absolute most incredible video ever taken of the mysterious creature.

Mr. Holmes, a 55-year-old a lab technician from Shipley, Yorkshire said of the history-making moment, "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45ft (15m) long, moving fairly fast in the water."

The new video, which Mr. Holmes shot last weekend, shows "something" swimming straight across the lake (pictured right).

Is this creature some sort of giant eel? Maybe the last surviving plesiosaur??? Who knows, but you have to watch this video.

You can see the video HERE.

It's pretty amazing stuff.

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