Daily Archives: November 5, 2012

Leftover Links for November 5, 2012

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A few leftover story links that did not make it onto the front page of DN today. More on the Falcon Project or “Bigfoot Blimp”. SURPRISE! Financial support is slow in coming. Idaho scientist seeks to launch aerial Bigfoot search with blimp Wild dogs kill 2-year-old who fell into Pittsburgh zoo exhibit Pleasant Hills toddler…

Acupuncture my EAR!

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Acupucture pinpoints alternative therapy to addiction, anxiety. Once a week, Virginia Rapin has five needles stuck in each of her ears for a treatment that she says helps alleviate her depression and anxiety. The treatment Rapin receives is a form of acupuncture called acu-detox where thin, sterilized needles are placed in specific locations in the…

Strange burial of a “deviant” to ensure he does not return

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Buried with a stake through a heart: the medieval ‘vampire’ burial – Telegraph. The discovery of a skeleton found with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles, dating from 550-700AD and buried in the ancient minster town of Southwell, Notts, is detailed in a new report. It is believed to be a ‘deviant burial’,…

Homage to Paul the psychic octopus

R.I.P. Paul

BH Interview: Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus Director Hails Late, Great Twitter Icon. The sea creature lived not much longer than most of his fellow Octopi – about two and a half years. The creature’s knack for picking the winners of critical soccer matches made him a global icon. That’s what attracted…

Irony alert: How creationism evolved

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GSA Today: The Evolution of Creationism. Throughout history, people have sought to understand how the world came to be and how it has changed over time. This curiosity has produced a rich legacy of science and philosophy and impacted and influenced religion and theology. In the November 2012 issue of GSA Today, David Montgomery of…

Have a guilty conscience? Put the rock back.

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Leave these rocks EXACTLY where you found them for good reason, but not because they carry a curse. Petrified Forest’s ‘conscience’ rocks returned to park They are called “conscience” rocks and there are piles of them in northern Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. Unlike the “pet rock” craze of past years, these rocks aren’t keepers.…