Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Leftover Links for November 6, 2012

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.…

Faux Autism treatment claim number 476: Forced Sweating

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.

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,…

Luminous mystery: Point the camera at the Brown Mountain lights

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…

Wonder nut powers, activate!

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

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

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

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,…