April 16th, 2004

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Conspiracy Theories (if everyone knew, it wouldn't be a conspiracy!)

Could 9/11 have been prevented? Yes!!

Five months before Sept. 11, 2001, an air defense planner proposed an exercise scenario in which military officials would have to deal with foreign terrorists who were threatening to crash a hijacked foreign commercial plane into the Pentagon, according to a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman. But the scenario was rejected — as were many others, said Canadian Army Maj. Douglas Martin, spokesman for Norad. Read more...

In addition to the above foreshadowing of the 9/11 tragity, the pilot episode of "The Lone Gunmen" (an X-Files spinoff), which airred on March 4th, 2001 (six months before 9/11), premiered with an episode featuring a terrorist plot to fly a commercial airliner into the World Trade Center. The climactic sequence actually shows the plane heading into one of the Twin Towers, but at the last minute, it's pulled upward and just misses the building.

Is our Universe is curved like a Pringle, shaped like a horn, and named after a Star Trek character? It could be! A new theory of the shape of the Cosmos posits that the Universe may be shaped like a medieval horn. This theory, if true, could explain several strange observations about the microwave background radiation. The Universe would be stretched out at one end into a long tube and flared out into a bell at the opposite end. The technical name for this shape is a "Picard topology."

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