Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Leftover links for November 1, 2012

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Yummy goodies left over from Halloween yesterday… MoMo the Missouri monster is back. [VIDEO] Momo the Missouri Bigfoot is Back! (Or So the Tourism Bureau Claims) – St. Louis – News – Daily RFT. THAR SHE BLOWS! THE WHITE WHALE. These pictures were taken back in August but they are so cool. We don’t have…

“OH MY GOD!!! Lights off the South Carolina coast

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MYRTLE BEACH: UFOs in SC? Lights in sky a mystery along Myrtle Beach coast. The videos show orange lights that appear and disappear. At one point, they multiply into at least eight small lights that litter the sky. “This is a mystery,” said Peter Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) near Seattle,…

Razor blades and cocaine for trick-or-treat?

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These scare stories about Halloween are typically blown out of proportion but I did find these two. In Canada: Razor blade found in London child’s treat bag, police say -Canoe.ca London, Ont. police are warning parents to be check their children’s candy after a double-sided razor blade was found in a trick-or-treat bag on Wednesday…

1953 sighting of the Houston Batman remains unsolved

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This is a great fun story about the legend of the Houston Batman. The local news station gathered a collection of experts from all areas to discuss the encountered reported in 1953. Check it out! ‘Houston Batman’ remains mystery decades after three Houstonians’ 1953 encounter with bat-like creature | abc13.com. It was 2:30am on June…

BUH BYE, Rachel from Cardholder Services

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I can’t even count the times this extremely annoying robocall was logged to my home AND cell phones. I’m very glad this scam’s been rubbed out. FTC Hangs Up On “Rachel From Cardholder Services”. For several years, American consumers have been receiving unwanted robocalls with a recorded message from “Rachel” or one of her fictional…

You didn’t tell your husband you had plastic surgery?

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I have a very un-Lamarckian feeling about this one. The man who sued his wife for birthing an ugly baby. The story starts out conventionally enough: Feng, a resident of northern China, met and married a beautiful woman, and they had a baby girl. That’s when things reportedly got, um, ugly. Feng was “so sure…

Pilots worried chemtrail conspiracy theorists may try to shoot down airliners

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Jet pilots fear ‘chemtrail’ attacks | The Australian AIRLINE pilots fear their jumbos could be shot down by conspiracy theorists who believe they are being poisoned by commercial aircraft. The conspiracy theorists are part of a global “chemtrail” movement that claims jets are spraying toxic chemicals over heavily-populated towns and cities around the world. “Threats…

Reining in the flood of false news

From The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/instasnopes-sorting-the-real-sandy-photos-from-the-fakes/264243/)

Loved this piece so much. It’s what we try to do here at Doubtful News and The Atlantic succeeded for a specific moment. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Subvert ‘Em: Countering Misinformation on the Viral Web This is more like a story so it doesn’t lend itself to snippets. I suggest you read the entire…

It’s the Halloween lobster

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Lobster all dressed up for Halloween in orange and black. Dana Duhaime, a lobsterman from Salem, discovered the crustacean Sunday in one of his traps in Bakers Channel and an aquarium biologist picked up the one-pound female and brought it to the aquarium for its debut after Hurricane Sandy. The “split” coloring occurs once in…

Probst exposes psychics. Can we create a TV trend?

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Psychic Blues author and skeptic Mark Edward appeared on the Jeff Probst show yesterday to expose psychics. Probing with Probst The Good News: We may have reached the tipping point with the tv talk show circus and their propensity for spreading woo and rediculous paranormal trash. With the likes of Witch Dr. Phil and Anderson…

Psychic scam manipulated woman via church and faith

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Interesting trend, psychics connect to God and pray with clients.  Mid-State Woman Says Psychic Scammed Her Out Of $200,000 Virginia Morris was at her lowest point in 2007 when she turned to a Gallatin psychic and lost $180,000 in a scam. Morris visited Evonna Pebble Williams for a simple psychic reading, but said it was…

Acupuncture trial for fatigue lacks placebo group, is positive

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A new study assesses the effectiveness of acupuncture for cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients with breast cancer. Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial We conducted a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial comparing acupuncture with enhanced usual care. Three hundred two outpatients with breast cancer participated. We randomly assigned 75…