Wednesday Wanderings: Whisky Fakes, NatGeo Best Animal Photos 2017, Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Found in China, and Voice Controlled Printers?

So, you think that upscale bar has a rare and antique bottle of whisky and, despite the exorbitant cost, you just HAVE to taste it? Better make sure what’s in that bottle first:

Whiskey Frauds

With 2017 now behind us, National Geographic Magazine has published its series of Best of photos from the year past. Here are their choices for best animal photos:

Best Animal Photos of 2017

Scientists have unearthed hundreds of pterosaur eggs in China, helping them to understand these prehistoric creatures better:

Pterosaur Eggs

Do you love having voice control over everything? Well, HP is going to introduce voice-controlled printers. Really? I think I may agree with this article’s writer- not sure we need this. (Bonus, though- the article has a link to another article that will get you to the video of an Amazon Echo hooked up to a Big Mouth Billy Bass, and THAT is worth watching again, just because! Even if it does take an extra click to get there.)

Do We Need Voice Controlled Printers?


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A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.


In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
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Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon, the Yo-Yo Files #1, is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor.  Learn more here


Things have been quiet. No demonic possessions, no otherworldly intrusions, nothing. And then Lucifer shows up in Johnny’s living room, claiming that two archangels are missing, and something is definitely not right in the heavenly- and other- realms. Saying he has nothing to do with it- this time- he asks Johnny and Cerise to help him find out what’s happening, and who is behind the disappearances. While they are trying to do just that, Lucifer is devilnapped by a larger-than-life serpent. He manages to get a clue to Johnny before he disappears. Johnny and Cerise are left to puzzle out the disappearances and try to find the missing angels. Oh, and stop what could mean the ultimate destruction of pretty much everything.

Snake’s Alive, the Yo-Yo Files #2 is an urban fantasy novelette with elements of the supernatural and humor. Learn more here.

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