Daily Archives: November 4, 2012

Leftover Links for November 4, 2012

Finally, crayzee news has slowed a bit. Yeah, so, I’m not buying that this doesn’t look staged. A Bigfoot sighting in Provo Canyon? | FOX13Now.com – Salt Lake City, Utah. Oopsie, you’re in TROUUUUBLE! Therapist who told podcast listeners to shun their families reprimanded – The Globe and Mail. Science based medicine has the results…

Attempted child sacrifice foiled in Indian superstitious ritual

This is the second recent story about child sacrifice directed by a “tantrik” Police foil baby sacrifice at Malda village – The Times of India. Timely intervention by police helped avert a baby sacrifice at Bhatol village on Friday. Though cops managed to round up four accused, they are yet to track down the fifth…

The unspoken custom: If the mother dies, so must the baby

This is from earlier this month but it’s a disturbing story about practical survival that we find difficult to imagine in modern society. Bad practices: Burying infant alive with their dead mothers – News VietNamNet. Infants are not only buried alive if their mothers unfortunately die during the labor process. Under the “dọ-tơm-amí” unsound customs,…

Fake medicines a serious issue in Vietnam

Fake medicines threaten consumers – News VietNamNet. It was estimated that counterfeit medicine accounted for 10 per cent of the world pharmaceutical market, said Deputy Minister of Health Cao Minh Quang at a meeting on Monday in Ha Noi. The National Institute of Drug Quality Control discovered 31 counterfeit samples including 20 herbal remedies during…

The odds of destroying Geneva Switzerland by giant waves? Low.

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Tsunamis in the Alps?. Nearly 1,500 years ago a massive flood in Geneva reportedly swept away everything in its path—mills, houses, cattle, even entire churches. Now researchers believe they’ve found the unlikely sounding culprit: a tsunami-like killer wave in the Alps. The threat, they add, may still be very much alive. Spurred by a huge…

Commentary: A new look. The eyes have it.

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Hello Doubtful News readers. Welcome to our remodeled site! I hope you like the new theme as much as we do. We’ve also revamped the mobile site, Facebook and Twitter pages. We took your advice from the survey we conducted two months ago and spiffied things up a bit. I thought this would be a…

The Tunes of the Dunes: A million little shocks made audible

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Singing Sand Dunes Explained. When Marco Polo heard it in China, he suspected evil spirits. When residents of Copiapo, Chile, heard it emanating from a sandy hill, they dubbed the peak El Bramador, for its roars and bellows. Scientists today call it “singing sand,” but they’re all referring to the same thing: As sand grains…