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The Strange Remains The Same for 27 November 2014

Rather disturbing.

Thanksgiving leftovers… Over 16,000 pages of Darwin’s research on evolution released online. Undermining the Hippocratic Oath: the Medical Innovation Bill : The Lancet Oncology. 21st century exorcisms: Examining the psychology of possession – JREF. The Bulletproof Diet: simplistic, invalid and unscientific – Telegraph. Science (and Quacks) vs. the Aging Process –

New ideas arise from the grave – about vampire beliefs in Poland

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

This is an update to this story from July of last year. New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland’s Mysterious ‘Vampires’. Unconventional burial practices to prevent vampires from rising up from the grave were common in post-medieval Poland, but historians aren’t entirely sure why certain people were targeted more than others. A new study…

The Strange Remains The Same for 21 November 2014

I believe this is photoshopped.

Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered. Fake news stories fuel Ferguson anger. Dueling miraculous healing claims clash in Australia – JREF. Alberta Bigfoot researcher plans to petition U.S. Congress for species protection | Metro. Rampaging Woodchuck Terrorizes N.H. Neighborhood – New Hampshire news – Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural…

The Strange Remains the Same for 11 November 2014


I’m A Celebrity 2014: Chris Packham criticises ‘repugnant’ treatment of animals on ITV show – The Independent. Paranormal playground at the Everson Museum of Art. “Expedition Unknown” Series Premiere with Josh Gates | Ghost TV Blogs. NeuroLogica Blog » Glenn Beck’s Medical Narrative. Reiki propaganda in U.S. News & World Report – Respectful Insolence. McDonald’s…

Why are there giant, ancient stone circles across the Middle Eastern landscape?

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Huge stone circles have been found in the Middle East. It’s not clear why they are there or how they got there. Such stories will prompt radical speculation. But if the archaeologists don’t have leads, a amateurs and fringe watchers won’t know either. Will this become another “earth mystery”? The giant stone circles in the Middle…

A piece of the Earhart plane? Remains are a QUESTIONABLE claim

amelia earhart pilot

TIGHAR stuff AGAIN?! These guys don’t quit. I’ve been getting emails about their supposedly big find for a few days now. Here it is. It’s still a QUESTIONABLE CLAIM. Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified. A fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since…

Mystery object falls from sky in New Jersey, nearly hits plant workers

This metal piece fell from the sky into a New Jersey plant on

A strange square. Could it be a heat-resistant tile from something? Falling Metal Object Mystifies New Jersey Plant Workers. Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a heavy, metallic object fall from the sky Wednesday, and they want to know where the potentially deadly projectile came from. The workers said the object…

Extreme result from hair chewing habit

squirrel in hair

In extreme cases, it can cause serious problems. Huge 9lb hairball removed from teenage girl’s stomach. Ayperi Alekseeva, 18, from Kyrgyzstan, suffered months of dehydration and malnourishment because she couldn’t eat or drink, and came close to death. But when doctors in the capital city of Bishkek cut open her stomach, they found a giant…

Imaginary art is a hoax

The million dollar invisible art exhibit.

Million dollar invisible art is as worthless as invisible money and just as real… New York artist creates ‘art’ that is invisible and collectors are paying millions. 27-year-old artist Lana Newstrom says she is the first artist in the world to create invisible “art.” In this documentary we traveled to her empty studio to learn…

The Strange remains the same for 17 Sept 2014


Oopsie, I forgot to post this on time. Food Babe’s Starbucks Attacks Draw ‘Quackmail’ Backlash. BBC – Earth – Mystery fairy circles defy explanation. Some area stores selling Slenderman costume | Local News – WISN Home. Who’s counting? How innumeracy aids fear-mongers. Faith healing makes a killing – Times LIVE. Archeologists In Leicester Have Found…

Indian lawyers convinced their local court house is haunted


If it’s such a haunted place, why do we have the same low-quality evidence that is only convincing to believers? This is another example of believing is seeing. Lawyers, staff in Delhi’s Karkardooma court complex convinced that it’s haunted. The usual cacophony of lawyers, petitioners and visitors at the Karkardooma Court Complex has of late…

Suicide via crocodile


Wow. What a way to go. Thailand woman dead after jumping into crocodile pit. A 65-year-old woman from Bangkok has killed herself by jumping into a pit of crocodiles at a reptile farm near the capital, police say. Witnesses saw Wanpen Inyai jumping into a pond at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo on Friday,…

Earthquake hits Norway and Sweden

Dette er utslaget jordskjelvet gjorde på målestasjonen på Blussuvoll i Trondheim. FOTO: UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

An earthquake measured to 4.7 magnitude (according to Google Alerts) hit Norway and Sweden at little over 3 PM local time. Some places has it recorded as low as 4.2, while others apparently have it recorded as high as 4.9. The epicenter of the earthquake according Google Alerts was near Älvdalen in Sweden but caused tremors…