This article is a fun read for the logic of it. That said, the very compelling comments make one wonder why the article was written at all - http://io9.com/5808616/the-ancient-earth-should-have-frozen-to-death-billions-of-years-ago - the crux of it all is that two theories to explain water 3.5 billion years ago have fallen flat.
Ancient Earth Minerals
Can an Eagle carry off a child? Here's a wonderfully detailed story that happened in 1932. High Strangeness. http://blogs.forteana.org/node/154
2011 has been the year for `Finding Dead Aliens' - such as this video supposedly from Italy in April.
Other unbelievable stuff can be found at my blog - http://barfstew.blogspot.com/ - check it out.