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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 – Boston.com. Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural…

The Strange Remains the Same for 11 November 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,…

Has Jack The Ripper’s identity finally been determined?

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Another claim to have “definitively” solved one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. This time using modern technology. ‘Jack the Ripper was Polish barber called Aaron Kosminski’, new book claims. Jack the Ripper was a 23-year-old Polish immigrant called Aaron Kosminski, according to an author claiming to have exposed the serial killer’s true identity using…

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.…

The Strange remains the same for 25 August 2014

Mary had a humongous ram whose fleece made him really slow.

Shaun the sheep needs shorn. ‘World’s woolliest’ sheep Shaun found in Australia after six years on the run from shearers – Australasia – The Independent. George Zimmerman Arrested While Visiting Ferguson. NOT TRUE. Yes, There Are Still People Who Believe the Earth Is Flat | VICE United States. James Arthur Ray using his personal crisis…

The Strange remains the same for 22 August 2014

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“If you don’t see a vulnerability in somebody, you’re probably not relating with them on a very personal level.” – Jonathan Blow Read the secret diary that reveals the bizarre beliefs of aliens, super human powers and twisted child mind control inside The Family cult | Herald Sun. Paranormal investigators reach verdict on Totnes crop…

New York subway rat attacks innocent bystander

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Ok, so rats really DO attack people. Cheeky bugger! VIDEO: Giant, angry rat tries to attack man at New York subway station. Dramatic footage filmed by SoHo man Josiah Ryan shows the aggressive rodent charging down the platform at 42nd St. station at Bryant Park in Midtown late Friday night. The editor for TheBlaze.com told…