Welcome to my World of Wonderment

Our planet is a neat place, full of weird and unusual people doing weird and unusual things. One oddball thing I like to do is geocache. What other activity is there that makes people travel hundreds of miles to climb a mountain, wade a river, and fight a Bigfoot, just to be the first person to sign a piece of paper rolled up in a 35mm film canister stuffed in the knot hole of a tree? I can't think of any other sport that has such a great mix of technology and the wonderful outdoors. A lot of geocaches are placed in a beautiful setting, or hidden in a challenging or unique way, or in a historical setting. Geocaching allows the finder to share in some of the hiders favorite places, and along the way you get to meet some interesting characters, and occasionally learn something new. While this blog is primarily a geocaching blog, I also use this place to post the occasional funny video or weird news story, or as a platform to rant or rave about something I really have to share. But for the most part this website is about you, the weirdo walking around in circles, talking into your GPS unit like it's a phone, pretending your taking pictures of a phone booth to find find the tiniest micro-cache, or circling your car around and around a light pole in a parking lot trying to retrieve a cache without even getting out of your car.


Badger Madness

Where did all of these badgers come from? First I read this story.

Mating German badgers cause police chopper emergency call
Published: 5 Aug 08 08:00 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.de/13497/

Residents of the tiny German town of Vettelschoss alerted police to what they thought were female screams coming from the woods on Monday evening – but after police sent out a helicopter they discovered the noises were coming from mating badgers.

Police in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said investigators sent out the helicopter because it had night vision capabilities.

“The crew on this mission is going to be teased terribly,” police in the nearby town of Neuwied said in a statement.

Police were able to identify the screams when they saw one of the love-crazed badgers, whose howls of pleasure apparently “can be mistaken for human screams,” police said.

Then I find this video. I bet it's the same badger. You tell me if, "Wiggle wiggle wamp. Wiggle wiggle wu." can be mistaken for human scrams?