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.


Bigfoot Playing Opossum

In a previous post I mentioned that some nutballs in Georgia claimed they found Bigfoot. Well it turns out the DNA evidence they presented was half human half opossum. Is this what they found?

possum.jpg picture by djhobby

PALO ALTO, California (Reuters) –
Bigfoot remains as
elusive as ever.

Results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains
of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures, made
public at a news conference on Friday held after the claimed
discovery swept the Internet, failed to prove its existence.

Its spread was fuelled by a photograph of a hairy heap,
bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla
, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator.

One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence
of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent
from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the
University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis...More...