The Strange remains the same for 15 July 2014

Yep, still on vacay so the strange takes a backseat to sightseeing and relaxing. It’s summer, you should be doing that too. But, if you are addicted to weird news, here ya go.

Trying to Sell Your Haunted House? Try Exorcism : Discovery News.

Poltergeist turns out to be woman on ‘meth rampage’ –

Dead body on stretcher flies out of coroner’s van and into traffic.

BBC News – Study sparks organic foods debate.

Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes ‘peer review ring’ – The Washington Post.

Did a Chimp Invent Jewelry? – ABC News.

Enormous Boa Constrictor On The Loose In Lake Hopatcong « CBS New York.

Controversial energy drink maker targets local students.

I think THIS is a nice spot in the shade.

I think THIS is a nice spot in the shade.


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  3 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 15 July 2014

  1. Mauro Toffanin
    July 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    That “60 articles retracted from an academic Journal” is quite scary. What a sad and monumental scam. 🙁
    Apparently, peer review scandals are all the rage these days, sigh.

  2. Chris
    July 16, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    The following is the radio conversation where the husband describes the “poltergeist” incident, it is very amusing:

    Dear hubby related it to me since he heard it on the way to getting dental surgery. He did this to cheer me up because while he was getting several stitches in his lower gum, I had spent two hours waiting for the police and a tow truck driver to remove a stolen car from our driveway. Not just blocking the driveway, but backed up several feet up it and almost at the garage.

    Okay, hubby had a worst day. But it is a terrible feeling when criminal activity is right there on your own property. So I feel for the couple whose condo was trashed.

  3. Chris Howard
    July 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Someone should provide a service that makes a house haunted.

    There has to be a niche market out there for people who want a ghost in their house, but only have the money for a ranch style, or split level from the late 80’s.

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