News review 2007: Return of the parallel universe

2019-03-14 03:16:03

By Zeeya Merali Here are some of the year’s highlights you probably didn’t hear about. A giant swarm of honeybees emerged from a void in space, and the head of the Dolphin Party ordered a satellite shot down because it was humming far too loudly for the delicate ears of their dolphin subjects. Meanwhile, US president Al Gore won prizes for investing in a new oil rig designed to drill through the ice sheet covering Australia’s frozen outback. OK, none of that actually happened,