Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Leftover Links for November 6, 2012

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Time for the random links of interest from today, check them out… So now you know who won. Video: Kenyan witch doctor predicts US election outcome – Telegraph. So UFOs are on the outs for study? These folks sure keep seeing more of them. UFOs sightings skyrocket across Jammu and Kashmir, Arunachal – Indian Express.…

Grid pattern in China desert COULD be prospecting for nickel deposits

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Mysterious Grid Patterns in China’s Deserts Explained | LiveScience. A mysterious grid of dots spanning several miles of Western China’s sand dunes like a giant chessboard may be the result of geological surveys for nickel mines, according to new analysis of satellite images of the area. “In the satellite maps, we can see a man-made…

Faux Autism treatment claim number 476: Forced Sweating

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OK, I made that number up. Apparently making things up is a thing… We Can Now Add Forced Sweating To The Faux Autism Treatment List – Forbes. According to a recent wire story, a company that peddles saunas has teamed up with Generation Rescue–Jenny McCarthy’s Generation Rescue–to “bring awareness to the therapeutic benefits of infrared…

Just nuke it! NOAA explains you can’t just bomb a hurricane.

Hurricane Sandy impacts the ENTIRE Eastern U.S.

There is the problem of scale and directing and focusing the energy. US weather agency NOAA responds to demands to nuke hurricanes | The Courier-Mail. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has led its Hurricane Research Division’s frequently asked questions page with an extraordinary – even for America – statement: “During each hurricane season,…

Child “holistically” starved, mistreated, and lacked medical care

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Minnesota couple accused of starving, abusing adopted son; 8-year-old is malnourished | StarTribune.com. A Minnesota couple are accused of starving their 8-year-old adopted son, feeding him only liquid and putting an alarm on his door so he would not steal food, according to criminal charges that say the boy was so malnourished his bones protruded…

Luminous mystery: Point the camera at the Brown Mountain lights

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The Brown Mountain lights are still an unsolved mystery. New observation system on its way? Brown Mountain lights still enchanting | CharlotteObserver.com. Dan Caton, a physics and astronomy professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, is one of the foremost academic researchers of the lights. He believes most sightings are bogus – people are seeing…

Satanic or Santeria? Confused report on animal torture incident.

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Cops: Rooster burned in apparent satanic ritual – NewsTimes. A satanic ritual held in a Bridgeport cemetery involved pouring cologne on chickens and setting them on fire, police said. Bridgeport Police Officer Ken Ruge said in a report that as he was patrolling early Saturday, he noticed a large, scorched patch of ground in St.…

Wonder nut powers, activate!

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Activated nuts? What are they and should you eat them? Social media buzzing with talk of activated almonds | The Australian. TWITTER literally went nuts when a TV chef’s bizarre diet plan involving “activated almonds” which was published in a Melbourne newspaper, went viral. Chef and My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans became the butt…

Mad phantom gluer of Ireland

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Well this is weird! BBC News – Letterkenny glue attacks: more houses are targeted. On Wednesday morning, up to 60 cars and houses in the Glencar Park area of Letterkenny had their locks glued by a disguised man who was captured on CCTV. Local locksmith, Conal Kelly, said the glue renders the doors useless and…

Intoxication caused bird deaths

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BBC Nature – Dead birds were intoxicated, an investigation finds. Animal health specialists were called to examine a dozen birds found in the playground, many with trauma injuries. Post-mortem analysis revealed that one of the birds had a large amount of pure alcohol in its liver. Scientists suggest the birds sustained their injuries in flight…

Don’t mix herbs with your prescriptions

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Herbal remedies linked to drug side effects – Telegraph. Interactions between prescription drugs and herbal or dietary supplements can cause complications including heart problems, chest and abdominal pain and headache, according to a review of existing evidence. Remedies and supplements including ingredients like St John’s wort, magnesium, calcium, iron and ginkgo caused the greatest issues,…