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…

Bigfoot Provo Canyon video is worthless

Classic blobsquatch. Yeah, I can't see it either.

This story is silly, but it also qualifies as VERY DOUBTFUL NEWS. Since it’s going round the inter-tubes, I feel obliged to post it here. But, instead of the Fox News or Examiner version, I chose this one because it’s fair. Going viral: Bigfoot sighting? | Seattle’s Big Blog – seattlepi.com. Maybe Bigfoot has decided…

Fooled school: Taking advantage of good intentions (Updated)

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School community fooled by leukemia hoax. When Jayden Mosness first heard about the plight of 10-year-old Alexander Jordan, he and his classmates wanted to help. Mosness says the entire school community thought Alexander was dying of leukemia. The story spread around town that he wanted to see an Eagle Valley football game, so the school…

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…

Mystery spheres of light reported by Indian soldiers

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Mystery Sighting Spooks Soldiers Units of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) have reported Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOS) in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. An ITBP unit based in Thakung, close to the Pangong Tso Lake, reported over 100 sightings of luminous objects between August 1 and October 15…

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…

UnTACTful: the chelation therapy study spin

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Big news on chelation therapy, a claimed “detoxification” procedure. $30 million spent on an unethical trial that showed no real effect. But that isn’t going to stop the positive spin. NIH Trial Gives Surprising Boost To Chelation Therapy With a result that is likely to surprise and baffle much of the mainstream medical community, a…

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.…