Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

Leftover links for November 16, 2012

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Got a few leftovers I gathered for you Friday night owls. Check it out! Author of new book on speaking to the dead refuses to answer basic questions to verify her claims. Psychic Mortician Avoids Skeptical Questioning They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside | Danger Room | Wired.com. Childhood…

Priming the community to watch for scams works!

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Would-Be Victim Outsmarts Suspects in Weird Asian Ghost Scam, Four Charged – San Francisco – News – The Snitch. The District Attorney was pretty stoked to announce he’s charged additional suspects connected to that bizarre ghost scam that’s plagued San Francisco’s Asian community since early this year. “Our public awareness campaign is working,” said District…

Where the truth is blasphemy: The Edamaruku case

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India: Blasphemy backlash Catholic groups in India have brought blasphemy charges against Sanal Edamarauku, the country’s most prominent rationalist. They may get more than they bargained for, says Caspar Melville Edamaruku has become something of a star, the hardest working man in the debunking business – last year he estimates he did 200 appearances.  He…

A stinking badger

Palawan Stink Badger  (Mydaus marchei) highly resembles the carcass

Here is a strange story from Serawak in East Malaysia: Villagers mystified by strange animal An Indonesian plantation worker and a 75-year-old farmer got the shock of their lives when they were attacked by an unknown animal species in two separate occasions earlier this month. The farmer, Aris Kuna of Kampung Paon Gahat, was attacked…