Science: Nessie's Return

Whether on the Late, Late Show or in real life, monsters have always held a peculiar fascination for humans. Believers have fruitlessly scoured the mountains of the Pacific Northwest for Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, a giant, manlike creature who supposedly lives there; climbers and explorers have tried, with a similar lack of success to establish the existence of the yeti, or Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. But no creature has been sought so assiduously as "Nessie," the Loch Ness Monster, a mysterious beast first reported in Scotland's Loch Ness in 565 by St. Columba....

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