Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This Week on 'Beyond the Edge' Radio: Researcher, Author and Radio Host L. A. Marzulli

This Week on 'Beyond the Edge' Radio: L.A. Marzulli

Eric, Lon and Sean welcome back paranormal investigator, author and radio host L.A. Marzulli returns to BTE Radio to bring us up to date with what he has been up to.

About L.A. Marzulli

L.A. Marzulli is the author of the Nephilim Trilogy. The Nephilim Trilogy made the CBA best sellers list and continues to thrill readers a decade after the first book in the series was published. Marzulli received an honorary doctorate from Pacific International University for his work on the Nephilim Trilogy.

Marzulli is also the author of the non-fiction work, Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural. The book packs a hard hitting expose of how the current political landscape may bring about ancient Biblical prophecies, which then may trigger supernatural events that are foretold in the book of Daniel and Revelation.

His latest offering, The Alien Interviews, features 17 personal, intense interviews with people who have been directly involved with the UFO phenomena. The book was written for the skeptic with various world-views presented as to what this phenomena may be.

Marzulli has lectured on this fascinating subject presenting his exhaustive research at conferences and churches as well as appearances and interviews on numerous national radio and television programs.

L.A. Marzulli is also an accomplished musician and has recorded numerous CDs. He lives with his wife of 24 years in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California.

To read more about L.A. visit

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Oldest light bulb still burning after 110 years

The four watt bulb, installed in a fire station in Livermore, California, has been declared the oldest known working light bulb by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The bulb was a gift from a businessman in 1901 and with the exception of a brief period in 1903, a week in 1937 and some power outages between then and 1976, the light has remained on.

Lynn Owens, the chairman of the town's light bulb centennial committee, said that the light's longevity has baffled scientists.

He said: "Nobody knows how it's possible. It is a 60 watt bulb and it's only turned on for about four watts but nobody knows why it keeps burning.

"We've had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb. Of course nobody has ever been able to touch this it," he added.

The bulb has become a major tourist draw for Livermore and a celebrity in its own right. Comedy Central's The Colbert Report did a comic feature for the bulb's 110th birthday. - telegraph


Mexico drug gangs force gladiator-style death matches

The new vicious trend in the country's brutal drug war follows beheadings, hangings, mutilations and even the skinning of rivals.

It was revealed by a trafficker who gave an anonymous interview to the Houston Chronicle newspaper.

He described how some of those taken in a recent spate of kidnappings from buses had been forced to fight in coliseum-style battles.

Around 200 bodies have been found buried in mass graves near the city of San Fernando, just south of Texas, in recent months and many of the victims had suffered head injuries.

According to the trafficker survivors of the gruesome battles were then forced to act as unwilling hit men for the Zetas drug cartel, embarking on suicide missions to kill members of rival gangs.

Peter Hanna, a retired FBI agent, told the Houston Chronicle: "The stuff you would not think possible a few years ago is now commonplace." Nearly 40,000 people have died in Mexico's drug war since 2006 despite the deployment of tens of thousands of troops by President Felipe Calderón.

Last week the bodies of several men, one with his foot cut off, were found hanging from bridges in the northern city of Monterrey. - telegraph


World's first womb transplant planned

Eva Ottosson, 56, has agreed to take part in a groundbreaking new medical procedure, which if successful could see her donate her uterus to her 25-year-old daughter Sara.

Doctors hope if the transplant is successful Sara, who was born without reproductive organs, could become pregnant and carry a child in the same womb from which she herself was born.

It is hoped the complex transplant operation could take place as early as next spring in Sweden, where doctors in Gothenburg have been assessing suitable patients for the revolutionary procedure.

Mrs Ottosson, who runs a lighting business in Nottingham, said: “My daughter and I are both very rational people and we both think ‘it’s just a womb’.

“She needs the womb and if I’m the best donor for her … well, go on. She needs it more than me. I’ve had two daughters so it’s served me well.”

The only previous womb transplant took place in Saudi Arabia in 2000 when a 26-year-old woman, who had lost her uterus due to haemorrhage, received a donated womb from a 46-year-old.

However the recipient developed problems and the womb had to be removed after 99 days.

Since then medical knowledge of the surgical procedure has improved and a team in Gothenburg, Sweden, believe they are at the stage where they can perform a successful transplant.

Sara, who lives and works in Stockholm, has a condition called Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, which affects around 1 in 5,000 people, and means she was born without a uterus and some parts of the vagina.

The cause is unknown but like many women with the condition Sara only realised she was missing her reproductive organs when she was a teenager and failed to begin menstruating.

If the procedure works, Sara will have her own eggs fertilised using her boyfriend’s sperm and then implanted into her donated womb.

Sara said she was unconcerned about the implications of receiving the womb that she herself was carried in.

She said: “I haven’t really thought about that. I’m a biology teacher and it’s just an organ like any other organ. But my mum did ask me about this. She said ‘isn’t it weird?’ And my answer is no. I’m more worried that my mum is going to have a big operation.”

She added: “It would mean the world to me for this to work and to have children. At the moment I am trying not to get my hopes up so that I am not disappointed. But we have also been thinking about adoption for a long time and if the transplant fails then we will try to adopt.”

Dr Mats Brannstrom, who is leading the medical team, said a womb transplant remained one of the most complex operations known to medical science.

He said: “Technically it is lot more difficult than transplanting a kidney, liver or heart. The difficulty with it is avoiding haemorrhage and making sure you have long enough blood vessels to connect the womb.

“You are also working deep down in the pelvis area and it is like working in a funnel. It is not like working with a kidney, which is really accessible.”

Mrs Ottosson said she hoped by talking about the operation it would help bring attention to an otherwise rarely publicised condition.

She said: “The girls who have MRKH are a silent group who don’t like to talk about it. So we hope that this will help those girls and that by talking about the condition we can encourage medical science to pinpoint what causes it.”

Sara and her mother are among a small group chosen to take part in the programme.

They have undergone tests and are now waiting to hear if they will be the first to undergo the groundbreaking procedure. - telegraph