The Strange remains the same for 31 January 2014

Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

Atlanta snow is fake? Latest conspiracy theory cites ‘plastic snow’ – Rolling Out. Also: Debunked: Fake Snow, Burning Snow. | Metabunk.

NeuroLogica Blog » Death Rate for Home Births.

Royal Caribbean Norovirus Nonsense | Skeptoid.

Craziest North Korean News Coverage – Virals – ShortList Magazine.

Intelligent design in South Dakota: Bill would allow teaching of creationism in public schools. Illegal!

Anti-vaccination storm brewing at UOW – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).




Weather service debunks rumors of giant snowstorm.

Supposedly in Minnesota, where you can literally freeze your ass off.

Supposedly in Minnesota, where you can literally freeze your ass off.


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  6 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 31 January 2014

  1. Sam
    February 1, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    The fact that they’re using Bic lighters to melt the snow explains why 2″ of the fluffy stuff has paralyzed so many millions.

  2. Chris Howard
    February 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    @plastic snow (sort of)

    Is there a correlation between difficult economic times, and how outlandish conspiracy theories get?

    Perhaps better phrasing: Do people become more credulous under duress?

  3. Eve
    February 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    So, is it only Atlanta that got fake snow? Are they upset that they didn’t get real snow? Because I think I know where I could get my hands on some. Indeed, I suspect that there’s more snow in my back yard than what fell in Georgia. I can sell it to y’all cheap (purchaser pays for shipping and handling).

  4. gewisn
    February 1, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    And if you order by midnight tonight, you’ll get a second load of snow for just $1.99 (just pay separate shipping and handling).

  5. Mr. B
    February 2, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Fake snow…. I long for the pre-Internet days of keeping your ignorance to yourself. As the old expression goes (more or less), it’s better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak [post online] and remove all doubt.

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