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Pile of ancient skulls, artifacts found in Mexico (Photos)

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 | NEWS, SCIENCE, World with No Comments »

A pile of ancient skulls were reportedly found in Mexico. Aside from the skulls, several artifacts were also unearthed in a deserted area that used to have a vast lake.

Below are some of the images that shows the pile of ancients skulls found in Mexico together with artifacts that attracts looter in the area.

Human Flesh Capsules from China Found by South Korea Customs Service

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 | NEWS, SCIENCE, World with No Comments »

Human flesh capsules coming from China were discovered by the South Korean Customs Service authorities.

About 17,500 capsules that contained powdered human flesh were illegally transported into South Korea since August 2011.

Korean authorities were reportedly increasing their monitoring of shipments of drugs arriving from northeast China.

These human flesh capsules were said to contain powdered flesh made from dead babies or fetuses and reportedly cured disease and boost stamina. Health authorities however contradicted these by saying that the capsules were full of bacteria and posed a health risk.

“It was confirmed those capsules contain materials harmful to the human body, such as super bacteria. We need to take tougher measures to protect public health,” a customs official said.

The capsules were even dyed or switched into boxes of other drugs in a bid to disguise them. The capsules containing the powdered flesh were found both in luggage and in the post.

It had emerged in a documentary last year that human flesh capsules from northeast China were smuggled into South Korea.

At that time China’s Health Ministry said that it was investigating the claims raised by the programme.

Ministry spokesman Deng Haihua said that China had “strict management of disposal of infant and fetal remains as well as placentas”.

“Any practice that handles the remains as medical waste is strictly prohibited,” he added.

Typhoon Quiel Update and Latest PAGASA Weather Forecast Oct 2, 11 a.m.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | NEWS, Philippines, Weather with No Comments »
Typhoon Quiel Latest Satellite Image

Typhoon Quiel latest Satellite Image
Image: PAGASA

Typhoon Quiel, based on the latest PAGASA weather update as of 11 a.m. today, Sunday, October 2, 2011, is located at 290 km West of Baguio City and still over the West Philippine Sea. PAGASA said that Typhoon Quiel is continuously moving away from the country.

PAGASA weather bulletin indicates that Typhoon Quiel is moving west at 20 kph and has a maximum wind strength of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

Latest forecast by PAGASA said that Typhoon Quiel will be at 500 km West Northwest of Baguio City by Monday evening.

Typhoon Quiel Latest Track Image
Typhoon Quiel Track
Image: PAGASA

Public warning storm signal number 1 is still up in Ilocos Sur, La Union, Zambales, and Pangasinan. These areas will experience winds from 45-60 kph.

Low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals may experience flashfloods and landslides. Coastal areas may also experience big waves or storm surges due to Typhoon Quiel.

Typhoon Quiel is still enhancing the Southwest Monsoon that brings scattered to widespread rains in the Western section of Southern Luzon.

The amount of rainfall that may be brought by Typhoon Quiel is expected to be about 15 – 25 mm per hour within its 500 km diameter range.

The next PAGASA bulletin will be issued at 5 p.m. today.

Typhoon Quiel: PAGASA Latest Weather Forecast Update October 1, 11 a.m.

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 | NEWS, Philippines, Weather with 2 Comments

Typhoon Quiel, based on PAGASA latest weather update at 11 a.m. today October 1, 2011, has made a landfall in Aurora Province this morning and is expected to out of the country by Sunday.was located at 40 km North of Casiguran, Aurora. Typhoon Quiel is moving at 26 kph in the West Southwest direction. PAGASA satellite and surface data indicates that Quiel has a strength of up to 160 kph with gustiness of up to 195 kph.


Typhoon Quiel Satellite image
Image Credit: PAGASA

PAGASA officials say that Typhoon Quiel has a 500 km diameter and 15-25 mm of rainfall per hour.

PAGASA raised Public storm signal number 3 in Isabela, Northern Aurora, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.

Cagayan, Apayao, Ilocos Norte, Abra, Kalinga, rest of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Zambales, Bulacan, Northern Quezon, and Polillo Island are now under Public Storm Signal Number 2.

Signal Number 1 is declared over the rest of Quezon, Camarines Norte, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Lubang Island, Babuyan Island, Calayan Group of Islands, and Metro Manila were under Signal Number 1.

PAGASA cautioned the public in low lying and mountainous areas under storm signals to be on alert over possible flashfloods and landslides. Those residing in coastal areas were likewise alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by the tropical cyclone.

PAGASA weather update as of 11 a.m. today, October 1, 2011 published on its official website indicates stormy weather and rough to very rough coastal waters in the area of Northern and Central Luzon due to Bagyong Quiel. Rains and gusty winds will prevail in the Southern Tagalog area while the rest of the country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

PAGASA weather forecast that Luzon will experience moderate to strong winds coming from the Northwest to West while winds from the Southwest to West will prevail over Visayas. The rest of the country will have moderate to rough coastal areas.

Lolong, Philippines’ Giant Crocodile Bigger Than Australia’s Cassius Clay

Friday, September 16th, 2011 | Animals, NEWS, World with 1 Comment

Lolong, the giant crocodile captured alive in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur may soon replace Australian crocodile called Cassius Clay as Guinness World Records‘ Biggest Crocodile in Captivity.

Giant crocodiles

Lolong vs Cassius Clay: Battle of Giant Crocodiles
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Cassius Clay, giant crocodile named after boxing legend Muhammad Ali, was declared on Thursday, September 16 by the Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest crocodile captured alive. The Australian crocodile, captured in Northern Territory in 1984, measures about 5.5 meters long and weighs almost a ton.

Lolong, named after a veteran crocodile handler who died days before the giant crocodile was captured, measures about 6.4-meters long.

However, Philippine officials need to work fast in providing Lolong a better habitat to have it recognized by the Guinness World Records.

According to Guinness World Records spokesperson Chris Sheedy, they will not recognized Lolong “until it’s in acceptable captivity, which is humane and professional, and until it has been properly measured.”

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