Index unearths a 3% rise in world weirdness : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Publishing its annual "weirdness index", which
is based on the number of bizarre stories
printed in the Fortean Times in the past 12
months, the journal counted 3880 weird things
in 1999, up 3% on the previous year.

. . .

However, as human beings, we did our best to
send world weirdness ratings soaring.
Splitting the weirdness index into categories,
the area which saw the largest rise in
weirdness was a 5% increase in strange
stories about people, with Y2K panic
prompting scores of people to head for the

. . .

In the animal kingdom, Scotland featured
again, with numerous sightings of "Alien Big
Cats" in the area of Keith, Banffshire, and
reports of creatures the wrong colour - orange
seals in the Hebrides. Ms Watkins said:
"Scotland, especially, has a lot of sightings of
outer space animals, because there's a lot
more space for them to roam around in."

The Electronic Herald

-- spider (, February 08, 2000


Hey Spider...great post! BTW I have a space cat...good little friend, adapting to earth life pretty well--he owns a house now.

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-- Dee (, February 08, 2000.

Only 3%?

-- (afeared@weird.beard), February 08, 2000.

Only 3%?

Agreed, only rising 3% seems a little weird. Hey, wait! Now the index is rising! Wow, that's so weird! Hey, it's rising again!! That's just too weird!! Look, there it goes again!!! That's just. . . .

-- (how@weird.isthat), February 08, 2000.

Only 3%, wait for the IPO, then watch out!(grin)

-- Possible Impact (, February 08, 2000.

Hey, they didn't get to MY family yet...It's like the CPI, man. They're deliberatly excluding us to keep the inflation figures down.

-- Gia (, February 09, 2000.

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