Truth is stranger than fiction. Any doubters should just follow the parade of weird discoveries, bizarre behaviors, and other oddities that Mother Nature and scientists around the world trot out each year.
Here, then, is a decidedly unscientific ranking of the top ten quirkiest stories of 2004, as chosen by the editors of National Geographic News:
Among those with an archaeological bent:
-- Ancient Olympics Mixed Naked Sports, Pagan Partying
-- Hobbit-Like Human Ancestor Found in Asia
Don't forget Herring Break Wind to Communicate, Study Suggests though. The link name is even amusing: ****herringfarts.html.
We like CC the cloned cat though.