Monday, December 03, 2007

Fresh Yeti Tracks Discovered in Nepal

(Yeti Image by Nate Wragg)

Late last week, it was reported that an American television crew may have discovered evidence of the Yeti--the elusive "ape-man" that's said to live in the Himalayas. (And who's known to many as the Abominable Snowman.) The crew had spent a week in the mountains searching for the beast when they came across a series of large footprints on the snow-covered banks of the Manju river.

It's hardly the first time Yeti tracks have been spotted. The picture shown below was taken by a mountain climber in 1951. In 1984, a well-known climber even claimed that a large, fur-covered man had followed him for days as he scaled Mt. Everest.

You can read about the most recent discovery (and see more pictures) here. Perhaps the most interesting part of the article is the poll on the AOL site. Over 50% of the people who voted believe that the Yeti exists. Now that's what I call progress!


Anonymous Nellie said...

When I was about 5 years old, I got a stuffed snowman from a yard sale and named it The Abdominal Snowman. I guess I was trying to say Abominable.
*sigh* So then Hazel called it The Stomach Snowman.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Yeah! Stomach Snowman! Woo hoo!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Hilary/Willamina said...

This news story *so* reminded me of one of the Empress subplots:

"A dog that inherited $12m (£5.8m) from late New York hotelier Leona Helmsley is in hiding after it was targeted by death threats, US media say.

"Trouble, a white Maltese that belonged to the billionaire until her death in August, was flown by private jet to Florida, the New York Post reported."

10:22 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

That's so cool!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Hilary/Willamina: You always come up with such great stuff! Thanks again.

Spring: How's Mr. H doing these days? I miss his crazy comments. Also, did you get the book?

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Ha-ZEL! *sputter sputter*

2:23 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I heard about that dog! Stupid lady, if you ask me.
Think about all of the terrible things in the world that that money could help-other than a DOG!!!

I heard: "This pooch inherited twelve million dollars from his owner: Leona Helmsley. He is now being shipped by private luxury jet to a secret location."


2:36 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

JOY! I got my copy of Empress in the mail today!

My family and I had a running joke about yetis that lived in Wisconsin once upon a time.

I've also heard stories asbout people who leftthair money to their pets. I mean, I love my dogs, but why the heck would I leave them all of my hard-earned cash, though I must admit I do like the idea of putting it in a trust fund for my descendants' education xD.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

I have 2 questions:
1. How do you pronounce your name, Ananka?
2. I'm writing a story about a girl who's a ninja. Is it OK with you if I name it "Cute Little Ninja Girl" like the kung-fu movie "Cute Little Demon Girl" in the Shadow City?

6:55 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Hazel: It's ah-NON-ka. And by all means, use the title! Love the girl ninja idea.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Oh no! I always thought it was "a-NANK-ah." Oops!
Thank you!

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Kriteer (Kurosignal) said...

Those are...uh...big feet. If that Yeti ever needs a foot massage...triple the price please... I'm also writing a book...books...just 2. But their names are confidential for now.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous kitty said...

Yay!!! Yeti!! I had this really poffy/puffy white jacket that made me look like the abominable snow man.^-^'

11:26 PM  
Blogger Raph said...

Woah. o.o A dog inherited $12million?! Wow - it doesn't even have a strange amount of toes. But DEATH THREATS...


Cute Little Ninja Girl sounds awesome!! I'd love to read it. :)
And I've been pronouncing it a-NAN-ka too. How ignorant of me.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

So will there be a convention? I'm afraid to say that if it was in NYC I probably couldn't go. But wherever it is, (if there is one, I mean) will you take on a tour in the sewer or some other urban exploration thing? That would be too awesome!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Maddi said...

i have been attempting to write books ever since kindergarten, and so far i have'nt finished one. but i would deffenetly buy cute little ninja girl if hazel publishes it!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

OK, if I ever get it published, I'll let you know. Don't hold your breath. I just finished the prologue.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I thought of pronounced the name Ananka as "uh nahn' kuh" with the uh's being schwa sounds.

Do you think that the various bigfoot animals are the same species of animal? That didn't occur to me until just now. The pictures of the yetis look a lot like the bigfoot pictures I've seen in the past. So do the feet.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Teen Vegan said...

NICE!!!!!!! I'm so hyped up on coffeee at the moment its not even funny
sorry random :)

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always pronuced it AN-an-ik-a


3:39 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

I pronounced it Ah-NON-ka, but my sister told it was An-ik-ka.(Her friend's sister is named Anika.) I was right!

11:06 PM  

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