Cryptids

Japan Approves First Experiments on Human-Animal Hybrids

Japan Approves First Experiments on Human-Animal Hybrids

A real-life Doctor Moreau? The Japanese government has given a scientist permission to experiment with combining animal and human cells to transplant into surrogate animals – what is the goal for these chimeras? Japan approves scientist to create animal-human hybrids A stem-cell scientist in Japan is the first to be …

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Why Are Sea Monsters so Common in Ancient Myths?

Why Are Sea Monsters so Common in Ancient Myths?

People have been fascinated by the weather patterns of the sea for as long as there have been people. Some scientists believe that human evolution was moving us toward being shore-dwelling, aquatic apes before our upright posture allowed for the use of tools and the creation of technology like spears, …

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Should You Leave Milk on Your Porch for the Fairies?

Should You Leave Milk on Your Porch for the Fairies?

Today on Lurking Beyond, we’re talking about brownies. No, not those brownies! Although they look really good right now… The brownies we’re talking about come from the English folklore tradition. They’re the reason that old wives’ tales say to leave milk or cream, along with a little fresh bread, on …

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3 Fascinating Cryptids from Japan

3 Fascinating Cryptids from Japan

Every culture around the world has its own creature legends. From Bigfoot to the chupacabra, these cryptids reflect the unique nature of the cultures and environments that they come from. We’ve been guilty of focusing too much of the cryptids of North America. Let’s begin to remedy this now with …

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