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Amelia Earhart mystery claimed to be solved (once again)

Here’s a post for International Women’s Day, but I was going to put it up anyway before I found out this morning that it was IWD. The media is buzzing with the results of a new analysis by Richard L. Jantz of bones found on Nikumaroro Island in 1940, and the possibility—”the likelihood”, says Jantz—that they […]

More attempts to find out what happened to Amelia Earhart

In my continuing presentation of new evidence for what happened to Amelia Earhart—evidence that always turns out to be wrong—I’ll add this new article from National Geographic: “Forensic dogs locate spot where Amelia Earhart may have died.” This summer, an expedition sponsored by National Geographic (which has an obsession with Earhart’s story) as well as […]

Photo “proving” that Amelia Earhart survived turns out to be bogus

Only five days ago I wrote a post about a new photograph that, some experts thought, constituted strong evidence that Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan had survived their crash in 1937 and had been captured by the Japanese. The photo, revealed on a History Channel program, purported to show Noonan and Earhart on […]

Did Amelia Earhart survive, only to be captured by the Japanese?

The story of aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific on July 2, 1937 while trying to circumnavigate the globe with her navigator Fred Noonan, continues to fascinate us.  There have been sporadic reports that her bones have been found on some atoll or another, or of a jar that could have contained her […]

Piece of Amelia Earhart’s plane found (probably)

According to Discovery News and other sources, a piece of metal recovered in 1991 on an uninhabited Pacific atoll has now been identified (with high probability) as having been part of Amelia Earhart’s plane when she and her copilot went missing during their around-the-world flight in 1937.  Back in mid 2012, I gave some evidence […]

Mystery of Amelia Earhart solved?

If you’re like me, you’ve been fascinated forever by the disappearance of the aviator Amelia Earhart in 1937 on a round-the-world flight.  There has been increasing evidence that she managed to make it to an isolated South Pacific island, Nikumaroro.  There are reports that a female skeleton was found there in the 1940s, and excavations […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s Thursday already: March 8, 2018, National Peanut Cluster Day (yeech). Better yet, it’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, celebrating women brewmasters (brewmistresses?) who make craft beer. More important, it’s International Women’s Day itself. Be sure you see the Twitter collection,  “How the world is celebrating International Women’s Day” There are some touching tweets and […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a wet and warm Thursday, at least in Chicago, where it’s predicted to reach an unusual high of 60° F (16° C) today—something that happens in only one out of five years.  It’s January 11, 2018: National Hot Toddy Day,  good winter drink if you have a cold; one recipe is here. In […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday, July 24, 2017, it’s early, I have a crooked finger and a slowly healing but still aching shoulder and there’s but a single duck left in my pond. First World problems! Perhaps I’ll drown my sorrows, as it’s National Tequila Day!  In Poland it’s Police Day, Święto Policji, established in 1995. Perhaps the Polish […]

Sunday, Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Well, we’re into the second day of July now, 2017, and the weather in Chicago will be hot and humid for the next week. The University is empty, of course, so it’s a bit lonely. It’s National Anisette Day, celebrating the licorice-flavored drink that has an incarnation in many places. I do like it on […]