Where in the World is El Chapo?

The Mexican government is offering a $3.4 million dollar reward for the capture of drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who escaped from from a high security prison located near Mexico City on July 11. On top of that, you can now get a hardcover copy of the novel Once a Spy, published by Doubleday (retail value: $24.95).

Just fill out the form below to enter. Note: Prizes will be awarded for good or entertaining tips even if they don't lead to an arrest (just books for now, pending the Mexican government's response).

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Identify this UFO and Win a Book

The first of the following fireball photos is legit, taken by a NASA satellite early yesterday morning. The other photos, allegedly taken by people in the Southern United States, were posted online at the same time, supporting their authenticity. The question here is: What's in them?

Next, two quick videos, way better than the usual could-have-been-a-Frisbee blurs on UFO vids. [Source is the American Meteor Society, which we'll get to in a few seconds]

The American Meteor Society received over 150 such reports from people in Georgia, Bama and the Carolinas. Whatever it is was going 14,500 mph, which is pedestrian by the standards of meteors, which average 160,000 mph. Hence NASA officials speculated that Russian SL-6 Rocket parts—from the Cosmos 2196 missile early warning system—reentering the atmosphere. As such space junk breaks apart, it indeed creates fireballs, according the American Meteor Society. But is it just me, or does "Russian SL-6 Rocket parts from the Cosmos 2196 missile early warning system" have a little too much specificity for speculation about space junk. Is this the 21st century version of "It was just a weather balloon"?

Use the form below to share your theory, if you have one. If it turns out you're right, or your response is otherwise good, you may win a free copy of one of my books.

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P-38 vs. Dragster

The 2012 Sacramento Air Show featured a race between a Lockheed P-38 Lightning and a jet dragster. The P-38, a fighter aircraft that first flew in 1939, has a cruising speed of 275 miles per hour. The jet dragster, a car propelled by a jet engine, tops out at 300 mph, and goes from 0 to 60 in just one second. Who won?

Let's go to the videotape.

This P-38 photo is gratuitous

This P-38 photo is gratuitous