The Strange remains for today wraps up 2013 with a bang

And… there is goes. An odd numbered year (which even your most unsuperstitious of editors hates) and we’re back to even. Let’s hope it’s a good one.

Thicker brain sections tied to spirituality: study – Yahoo News Canada.

Shapeshifting Northern Lights Dance Over Alaska in Amazing Photos | Space.com.

Credit: LeRoy Zimmerman

Credit: LeRoy Zimmerman

And to end one year and start another, let’s go out with a bang. Here is a giant yellow rubber ducky exploding. I try to imagine it’s symbolic of that unsinkable rubber duck Kevin Trudeau or psychic scammers. They had a bad year. Boom. Enjoy.
BBC News – Giant rubber duck bursts in Taiwan.

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  4 comments for “The Strange remains for today wraps up 2013 with a bang

  1. Chris Howard
    January 1, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Spirituality and depression:

    So spiritual/religious people are thick headed? I kid. I kid.

    Chicken or the egg?

    Happiness is necessary but not sufficient.

    I think the real question is “What are the underlying, psychological, mechanisms of “spirituality” (a word so weasely that an operational definition is nearly impossible) and/or religion that effect the symptoms of depression?”

  2. January 1, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    Oh, the humanity!

  3. Brandon
    January 1, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Duck burst was an inside job.

  4. January 1, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    I’m kind of late with this, but this was my favourite big yellow duck story and photo of 2013:

    Censored in China: ‘Today,’ ‘Tonight’ and ‘Big Yellow Duck’

    http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/censored-in-china-today-tonight-and-big-yellow-duck/

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