It was not lost on the blogosphere that two news stories broke almost at the same time.

  1. news about the Shroud of Turin (actually two stories: Jackson’s carbon monoxide hypothesis and the work by the Los Alamos National Laboratory team’s findings the confirmed that the carbon dating is invalid) and
  2. a couple of bigfoot researchers claiming to have found bigfoot (which turned out to be fraudulent).

Check out the news coverage and the interest generated as measured by Google searches (the last tiny peaks on the right side of the chart). Big foot got at least twice as much MSM coverage and nearly 100 times as many queries in Google. What does that suggest?