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The Strange remains the same for 01 September 2014

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Keep calm and carry on. Los Angeles Office Closed: James Randi Educational Foundation. 6 Tricks I Learned as a Faith Healer (for Scamming You). Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Witch-hunters descend on Zimbabwean growth point. Is ‘Long Island Medium’ Star Theresa Caputo A Fake? Woman Interviewed For Show…

Rare blue lobster found in Maine

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Continuing our long-running theme of weird lobsters… Blue lobster caught in Maine spared the dinner table, will head to aquarium. A lobsterman says one of his traps caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. WCSH-TV reports Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the curious creature in Scarborough around 10:45 a.m. Saturday.…

Suspected man-eating tiger killed in India

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Tigers and humans vying for the same space is NOT a good combination. The tigers lose. ‘Man-eating’ tiger shot dead in India’s Maharashtra. Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. The tiger, described as a “man-eater” by authorities, killed the…

Sharks are attacking the internet

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Looks like it’s shark week here at DN too! Sharks Want to Bite Google’s Undersea Cables. There are many, many things that can go wrong as you lay thousands of miles of fiber optic cable along the ocean’s floor. Earthquakes can rip things up, as can fishing hooks. But now we know of a new…

The Simpsons die hours apart

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A heartbreaking loss for a family but a poignant beauty underneath. A True Love Story: Couple Married 62 Years Die Together. Don and Maxine Simpson, of Bakersfield, Calif., were married 62 years and died within four hours of each other. Two weeks ago Don Simpson was taken to the hospital for a broken hip, but…

Mystery lake appears in Tunisia, may be radioactive

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It’s not everyday that a lovely lake appears in the middle of the desert. For good reason… Mystery as ‘lake’ appears in middle of Tunisian desert and becomes overnight tourist attraction. A mysterious lake that appeared suddenly in the Tunisian desert has created an impromptu “beach” in the drought-ridden country. No explanation has been given…

I’d like to sign up for the class on Alien Visitations

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Why not cater to the students, maybe they will get paid to be UFO researchers… Polaris Career Center offers job training – and “documented” evidence of aliens: “Hey, Taxpayer!” with Mark Naymik. Polaris Career Center has been teaching teens and adults from Northeast Ohio for decades how to repair automobiles, whip-up culinary delights, operate heavy…

Absurd idea for video enhancement to “capture proof of ghosts”

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$50K for a video service to see ghosts, or should I say more rightly, anomalies that people will say are ghosts. TVTechnology: New Video Enhancing Service Looks to Find Ghosts. The creator of a new Hidden Intelligence Tracking (HIT) technology is seeking crowdfunding under the auspices of helping users capture video proof that they are…

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

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The Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland is supposedly haunted. A group of ghost hunters was called and did some investigating. Or did they? I wouldn’t call it investigating… Is the Laurel Museum haunted?. The Laurel Museum is operated by the Laurel Historical Society out of a restored 19th-century mill worker’s house adjacent to Riverfront Park.…

Ancient Roman ruins in Miami is a hoax

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A very silly story made the rounds on Facebook. No, those are not Roman ruins unearthed in downtown Miami. Obviously. In fact, they aren’t anything all that interesting. Fake news is REALLY annoying. Roman Ruins in Downtown Miami Hoax Debunked. The story flooded Facebook feeds all over South Florida last week. Topped with a photo…

Mother suspected of poisoning son with lethal doses of salt

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Another case of education via Google University? A disturbing story that suggests the mother thought she knew medicine, talking medical and hospital jargon while describing her son’s medical woes, better than doctors. A young boy is dead. Woman accused of fatally poisoning son in Munchausen case Less than a week before his death, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul…

Ronaldo’s injury supposedly the work of a witch doctor

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You can always count on sports to be connected to silly superstitions. A World Cup star is cursed! Ghanaian witch doctor claims he caused Cristiano Ronaldo’s knee injury. Ghana’s most influential witch doctor has claimed he is responsible for the knee injury that is threatening Cristiano Ronaldo’s participation at the World Cup. Nana Kwaku Bonsam – whose name translates…