Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Leftover Links for November 13, 2012

Just a few tidbits for today… Recall that story about the compounding pharmacy that was the source of the meningitis outbreak. Well, the inspection was a bit disgusting. FDA find bugs, bird at affiliate of meningitis pharmacy – Yahoo! News. Sanal Edamaruku will speak in London. Standing up to blasphemy laws: Sanal Edamaruku and free……

16th Century lookalike

Photo credit: Nikkie Curtis

Man Finds His Doppelganger in 16th Century Italian Painting | ABC News Blogs – Yahoo!. What started out as a leisurely stroll through the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Nov. 11 with his girlfriend, quickly turned into quite a surreal experience for Max Galuppo, 20, of Bloomsbury, N.J. Galuppo, a Temple University student, found his…

Homeopath claims cure for dengue with one study

Lab finds homeo cure for dengue – The Times of India. A homeopathic drug extracted from a plant native to the US and used as a traditional medicine in that country the 19th century, promises a cure for dengue, says a study by the state-run King Institute of Preventive Medicine. The King Institute team headed…

This isn’t part of your complete breakfast

A mummified bat (not the one found in the cereal box)

Man finds mummified bat in his morning bowl of cereal | Metro.co.uk. The hungry German man’s start to the day was completely ruined when he discovered the dead bat in his bowl of cereal at his home in Stuttgart. The incident was reported to health officials who are attempting to establish how the errant bat…

Manipulator convinced the De Vedrines family of a masonic plot against them

‘Guru’ jailed for swindling French aristocrats. Thierry Tilly tricked three generations of family into handing over £3.6m, making them believe there was a plot against their lives A self-styled ‘guru’ has been sentenced to eight years in prison for cheating three generations of an aristocratic French family out of their fortune by making them believe…

Phone app marketers take advantage of desire for easy health fix

People really believe their phone can cure acne, seasonal affective disorder and enlarge breasts. Many health apps are based on flimsy science at best, and they often do not work. When the iTunes store began offering apps that used cellphone light to cure acne, federal investigators knew that hucksters had found a new spot in…

I call your secession and raise you a deportation.

Ah, elections and the aftermath… States petition to secede from union As the dust settles in the wake of President Obama’s decisive reelection last Tuesday, the White House petition website has been flooded by a series of secession requests, with malcontents from New Jersey to North Dakota submitting petitions to allow their states to withdraw…