Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

Leftover Links for 13 January 2013

Whoa! Something was going on today. A FLOOD of stories making the front page and all these good odds and ends leftover. Don’t miss them. Did Bigfoot die in the Mt. St. Helen’s explosion? No, but if you gullible… and it’s a nice place anyway. Buy Bigfoot’s gravesite for $270,000 | Ars Technica. Oh the…

How would jumping into a mine shaft appease the gods?

Sometime people put their own lives at risk to rescue… this guy. Rescuers: Man jumps into Meteor Crater mine shaft to ‘appease the gods’ | azfamily.com Phoenix. More than 30 rescuers had to battle freezing temperatures, high winds and rough terrain to save an injured man who jumped into a mine shaft in the bottom…

When NO data will change your mind, you must go on Faux News

Manipulation of the news, manufactured controversy and misuse of the word skeptic. Just another day at Fox News. False balance: Fox News demands a recount on US’ warmest year | Ars Technica. Just days after NOAA released its reading of last year’s US temperatures, Fox responded with a report in which it questions whether NOAA…

Fish makes a deadly miscalculation for dinner

Photo credit: Rene Spaargaren

BBC News – Pike found choked on zander in Netherlands. Anglers are scratching their heads after a pike was found dead with a zander – a fish of similar size – jammed in its mouth in the Netherlands. Rene Spaargaren, from Almere near Amsterdam, noticed the dead fish locked together in water near his home…

Australia is hell on earth these days

Photo credit: Brett Martin/Perth Weather Live/AFP

Wow, Australia is socked by nasty weather conditions this past week. PHOTOS: Freakish dust storm causes ‘red wave’ on Australia’s west coast  – NY Daily News. A hellish dust storm caused a “red wave” of sand off the coast of Western Australia on Wednesday. Tugboat workers near the coastal town of Onslow snapped photos on…

Air fuel synthesis: A claim to create gasoline

Promises, promises: Engineers have found a way to synthesise everyday vehicle fuel from air and water, in a revolutionary breakthrough. Making petrol out of fresh air? – Features – Al Jazeera English. A small company working in two converted shipping containers says it has found a way to make petrol from fresh air and water.…

Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend with Miracle Mineral Solution

This story recognizes this MMS stuff for what it is, a poison. San Rafael poisoning investigation ends with no charges against boyfriend – Marin Independent Journal. A 68-year-old man accused of trying to poison his girlfriend at a San Rafael nursing home will not face criminal charges, a county prosecutor said. Robert Lewis Lochridge was…