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Remains of the weekend 20-21 December 2014

These are not really baby owls.

Stop being so utterly silly! snopes.com: Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity – Float for 5 Minutes!. Religious group threatens to sue over tax credit denial for Noah’s Ark-themed park | Fox News. Do atheists believe in the Christmas story? A cautionary tale on polls. – The Washington Post. A Dark Forgotten Past, and Why it Needs…

The Strange remains the same for 18 December 2014

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Water birth leads to newborn’s death from Legionella | Dr. Jen Gunter. Psychic charged with swindling woman out of nearly $20,000. Strict Belief-Based Diet Contributes to Child’s Death : Discovery News. Chocolate-fed monkey terrorizes Marseille – The Local. 2014 in cancer quackery: UK edition – JREF. Slender Man: Both Stabbing Suspects Ruled Competent to Stand…

The Strange remains the same for 16 December 2014

Scary!!!

I Lied About Being a Psychic. It Worked. — The Cut. Psychic Paula: let us test your pregnancy prediction powers | The Guardian. Stuyvesant High Student Admits He Didn’t Make $72 Million on Stock Trades – NYTimes.com. Man rings police after neighbour posts “creepy” picture of Cliff Richard in his window (From The Argus). The…

The Strange remains the same for 15 December 2014

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Montgomery police: Murder suspect thought her victim practiced witchcraft – The Washington Post. Cape Cod Mystery: A Surge of Stranded Turtles – NYTimes.com. Relatively Interesting 2014 Failed and Forgotten Psychic Predictions. Retraction Watch is growing, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation Mysterious Giant Creature Leaves Strange ‘Wake’ in Bay Of Islands. —…

Remains of the weekend 13-14 December 2014

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Has this ghost hunter caught Wales’ most bloodthirsty ghoul on camera? – Wales Online. No. It’s the same old really lame “ghost photo” nonsense. No dogs in heaven: Pope’s remarks on afterlife widely misreported | CTV News. ‘Faith healer’ sex abuser claimed he could remove vagina ‘devils’. “They are microwave weaponry,” said Scottsdale resident Floris…

The Strange remains the same for 11 December 2014

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Vale Steve Walker – magician and skeptic | Australian Skeptics Inc. Shamans on govt service? Psychic searches for missing Tuva helicopter on official request — RT News. This Greenpeace Stunt May Have Irreparably Damaged Peru’s Nazca Site. ‘Face in wave’ photo | Isle of Islay. Aquilops, the little dinosaur that could – The Integrative Paleontologists.…

The Strange Remains the Same for 10 December 2014

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Bad science reporting blamed on exaggerations in university press releases – Science – News – The Independent. From scary specters to silly orbs: What happened to ghosts? – JREF. Faith healer uses ‘enchanted gold’ in scam | ABS-CBN News. Bacon, Pet Psychic Turn up Zilch in 5-Month Search – ABC News. Preventing bad reporting on…

The Remains of the Weekend 6-7 December 2014

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You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy? | The Guardian. Federal judge slaps down Kansas creationist lawsuit claiming evolution a ‘religious belief’. Oldest Art Was Carved Onto Shell 540,000 Years Ago : Discovery News. Researchers find “ghost ship” intact off of Oahu | KITV. Bill Nye Explains Why…

The Strange remains the same for 05 December 2014

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Worcester’s 2-faced cat dies at 15 – Worcester Telegram   When Is Fortune-Telling a Crime? – The Atlantic. The shocking predatory strike of the electric eel. The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems NPR. ‘Walking’ fish baffles bystanders in Bideford –  North Devon Gazette. Key elements of Rolling Stone’s U-Va.…

The Strange remains the same for 04 December 2014

Looks like somecat got into a dumpster full of paint.

At This Ashram, A Guru’s Body in a Freezer, Angry Followers and Some Weapons. Facebook copyright notice hoax: How algorithms could stop misinformation. Video: Giant lobster ‘aged 70′ caught off Californian coast – Telegraph. Not True: Smithsonian Admits to Destroying Giant Skeletons. Is The Food Babe A Fearmonger? Scientists Are Speaking Out : NPR. snopes.com:…

The Strange remains the same for 03 December 2014

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Ailing Masses, Trailing Health Services And Healing Godmen of India This means raw: extreme dieting and the battle among fruitarians | The Guardian. Nightclub door that trapped fire victims supposedly ‘good feng shui’ | Inquirer News. Judge won’t clear couple accused of day care sex assaults | KXAN.com. That privacy notice you’re posting to Facebook?…

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 – NYTimes.com.

The Strange remains the same for 24 November 2014

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The evangelicals who believe they can raise the dead – Telegraph. After 12 Deaths in Idaho: Should Religious Exemptions on Faith Healing Be Repealed? DUH! YEARS AND YEARS AGO. Catholic Campus Ministry hosts lecture on exorcisms | The Commonwealth Times. Patients of Abbotsford acupuncturist may have been exposed to Hep C, HIV – BC | Globalnews.ca.…

Remains of the weekend 22-23 November 2014

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Furry mystery pops out of duffel bag: A feline from (far) away Iwo Jima: New mystery arises from iconic image – Omaha.com – Omaha World-Herald. Downtown Coyotes: Inside the Secret Lives of Chicago’s Predator. The real JFK mystery, 50 years later: Why the infamous murder must be reinvestigated – Salon.com. Energy Drinks are Risky, Especially…

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 19 November 2014

This is insane. Mike C ‏@MikeC4335, Seneca New York

‘Rampal is a fraudster who exploits the gullible common man’ – Hindustan Times. Woman dubbed ‘demon assassin’ to be tried in April – WTOP.com. ‘Mysterious’ fibers in Chino Valley are biodegradable gauze – CBS 5 – KPHO. Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories | Chris French | Science | The…

The Strange remains the same for 14 November 2014

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Did ‘Mother’s Intuition’ Prevent a Kidnapping? : Discovery News. Homeopathic manufacturer comes to North Brunswick. 911 Calls From People Lost in World’s Biggest Corn Maze – ABC News. Police: Woman said she fatally stabbed boyfriend because he put a curse on her. snopes.com: ‘Fish Fossil’ Found by NASA’s Mars Rover; ‘Greatest Discovery’ says NASA Scientists.…

The Strange remains the same for 13 November 2014

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Put the genie back in the bottle, doctors say ahead of forum on supernatural healing | Malay Mail Online. Pseudoscience promoter Dr. Oz’s Twitter Q&A was a magnificent train wreck – Salon.com. Watch TAM2014’s Million Dollar Challenge Alien Abduction or “Accidental Awareness”? – Scientific American. The Holy Grail: the conspiracy theories – Telegraph. The Troubling…