The Strange remains the same 20 January 2014

Rolling right along… here are the leftover links rounded up for your Tuesday.

He thinks mother is a genie and kills her | YourHealth | AsiaOne.

How much did they have to pay this guy? Beating the devil with turnips: bizarre Spanish festival kicks off in Piornal

A Horrific ‘Silent Epidemic’ Is Spreading In The American Southwest –

Thieves Try to Steal Sigmund Freud’s Ashes | WHY?

Stanislaw Burzynski: Using 1990s techniques to battle the FDA today « Science-Based Medicine.

Runaway corn snake found in Clydebank lawyer’s office | Scotland | News | STV.

Valley of the other kings: Lost dynasty found in Egypt.

Health Sense: Faith healing debate timely again : Wsj.

If you subscribe to our twitter feed, you will notice a picture of this phenomenon is our background. A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal. Amazing stuff.



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  3 comments for “The Strange remains the same 20 January 2014

  1. January 21, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    Glorious, glorious pictures of bioluminescence! Beautiful!

  2. Chris Howard
    January 21, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    I wonder if we changed the phrasing to “Hope healing” or “Wishful healing” if that would drive the point home?

    When your religious beliefs infringe on another’s right to live, that’s where your rights end.

    One doesn’t have the right to viscously beat their child on religious grounds, citing discipline. Nor do they have the right to practice slavery, as endorsed by many religious sects. One cannot mutilate a woman’s genitals, or throw here on a funeral pyre even though both practices are sanctioned by religious texts.

    So why should a criminally negligent act of allowing ones child to die be, rightfully, punished if it is perpetrated by a person with faulty secular reasons for said negligence, but when the faulty reasoning is sectarian it somehow, magically, makes it okay?!

  3. Blargh
    January 21, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    A lawyer was visited by an unusually slippery customer when a snake slithered in for a visit.

    Scottish pounds to donuts whoever wrote believes in the myth that snakes are slimy…

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