Every year on the evening of October 31 children in the US and Canada put on costumes and go door to door asking for candy. Some adults put on costume parties. TV networks and theaters air horror movie reruns.
Halloween is a corruption of the term All Hallow E'en or All Hallows Eve, the day in the Christian liturgical year before All Hallows Day, a.k.a. All Saints' Day, which is followed by All Souls' Day. In Catholic tradition it's the time when one is supposed to... Read Post
Since Monday's post on Shark Week, I've received quite a few comments about the Discovery Channel's sensationalist and inaccurate Shark Week programming. And rightly so. Shark Week producers have actually lied to scientists to get them to appear in programming, and Discovery airs documentaries in which most of the material is made up.
So don't watch Discovery Channel. And whatever you do, don't let Shark Week stop being about the sharks
The National Geographic Channel has... Read Post
Those are great lines from a scary movie, and you know what? They're true. Sharks have existed for at least 450 million years.
That's almost twice as long as dinosaurs. And five major mass extinctions have occurred in the past 439 million years. Sharks survived... Read Post