A. Smith

A new clientele for Girl Scouts

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Isn’t it amazing how quickly fiction can become reality sometimes? A savvy Girl Scout is selling cookies at a cannabis clinic in San Francisco. “Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs,…

Did Kim Jong-Un Feed His Uncle To Dogs? (UPDATE)

Vasco Núñez de Balboa executing indigenous Panamanians by war dog for same-sex practice. De Bry Collection

North Korean Dictator Kim-Jong Un may not have had his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, and five of his closest aides executed by firing squad for crimes against the state as had been widely reported. A new story out of the Singapore Straights Times cites an unconfirmed report out of Wen Wei Po, a Hong-Kong based…

What Happened To Good Ol’ Fashioned Stakings? (UPDATE: Hangings?)

'Vampire grave': A skeleton with the head between the legs, discovered in Gliwice, Poland.

This suprise archaeological find is a friendly reminder that although we today laugh at the notion of vampires, once upon a time some cultures considered them a very real and dangerous threat. ‘Vampire’ Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they’ve made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered…

Don’t Tell Us Aliens Are Anti-Semetic

A group of larch trees planted among pines change color to form the shape of swastikas in a forest outside Berlin, as shown in this Nov 4, 2000 photo. (Adam Tanner/UPPA/Zuma Press via Newscom)

This is one of those headlines that is just too good to ignore reading. Horticultural Hate: The Mystery of the Forest Swastikas Over 20 years ago, a landscaper in eastern Germany discovered a formation of trees in a forest in the shape of a swastika. Since then, a number of other forest swastikas have been…

Creationism in Texas: Here we go again…again

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Creationists just keep going and going and going… Told You So: Texas Ed Board Chair Wants Science Textbooks to Teach ‘Another Side’ on Evolution We told you this would happen. In 2009, when the Texas State Board of Education adopted new science curriculum standards, we warned that creationists had inserted language they would later try…

Honey, we have meat!

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What are we to make of this horrendous story from North Korea? North Koreans Reportedly Turn to Cannibalism Due to ‘Hidden Famine’ News out of North Korean in notorious unreliable, but food shortages in the country have gotten so bad and people so desperate that there are now reports of men murdering their own children…

Superbowl sabotage or sour grapes?

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This isn’t science related, but it is entertaining. And it’s for that niche audience we never appealed to before. Tim Brown suggests head coach Bill Callahan ‘sabotaged’ Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. “We get our game plan for victory on Monday, and the game plan says we’re gonna run the ball,” Brown said last Saturday on SiriusXM…

Another push for quackery in the military

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Army urged to do more with alternative medicine techniques. When the pills didn’t work, Army Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead teamed up with her chiropractor to find a holistic solution to her chronic pain. And that worked. “Success is a team sport,” she said at last week’s Foundation for Chiropractic Progress 10th anniversary gathering at the…

Oregon howls attributed to Sasquatch

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Does Bigfoot go bump in the night? Bigfoot or animals? Strange sounds coming from swamp on Umatilla Indian Reservation | OregonLive.com. The eerie late-night serenades began in November and emanate from a brushy swamp on the Umatilla Indian Reservation east of Pendleton. The cries range from high-pitched screams to basso profundo roars. “It’s causing an…

Not to freak anyone out but…INDESTRUCTIBLE LEECHES!

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Great, now we have to worry about fireproof bloodsuckers! “Strange creature” in ready-made clothes – News VietNamNet. Soaking a new shirt that was brought from a local market in detergent water for about 15 minutes, when washing the shirt, Ms. Phung was appalled to discover thousands of creatures like leeches crawling, growing and reproducing very…