Leftover links

The Strange remains the same for 28 July 2014

This is me on a good day.

Monsters are such interesting people… Sea monsters of the Strait – Local – The News. New Comcast scam may catch hundreds. Revivalist preaching hampering fight against AIDS in PNG – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Tax incentives sought for Noah’s Ark theme park. UFOs Over Toronto Caught On Tape, Prompting Police Reports. News To Me:…

Remains of the weekend 26-27 July 2014

A fluorescent flower hat jelly (Olindias formosa)

For most Americans, Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington, it’s where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week. ~John Sununu The Chinese Guide to Selling Haunted Homes: Realty Today. Megan Fox believes in Bigfoot,…

The Strange remains the same for 24 July 2014

snoozing fox

Let sleeping foxes lie. Scientologists accused of brainwashing French company’s employees – France – RFI. Most ‘dangerous’ anti-science GMO critic? Meet Mike Adams–Conspiracy junkie runs alternative ‘health’ empire | Genetic Literacy Project. Thousands of women, accused of sorcery, tortured and executed in Indian witch hunts – The Washington Post. Dr. Oz, it’s time to heal…

The Strange remains the same for 23 July 2014

Huh?

There were days when I thought a half-dozen leftover links was a full day… The Vaccination Chronicles | Australian Skeptics Inc. U.S. senator appears to have plagiarized his master’s thesis | Retraction Watch. George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles | National Post. BBC News – Human skull left outside Wareham church. BBC News –…

The Strange remains the same for 22 July 2014

Megaloptera specimen found in China

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos. ~E. O. Wilson Why the Malaysian Jet Crash Sparks Conspiracies : Discovery News. 40 Mexican bishops are taking an ‘intensive’ exorcism…

The Strange remains the same for 21 July 2014

giant rubber duck

Monday is like a math problem. Add the irritation, subtract the sleep, multiply the problems, divide the happiness. ~Unknown Robert Kennedy Jr.’s belief in autism-vaccine connection, and its political peril – The Washington Post. Student filmmakers find themselves drawn into the vaccine/autism fray – LA Times. Sixth-Grader’s Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists : NPR. Creationist…

The Strange remains the same for 18 July 2014

Jackalope, Nelson NV

Both your DN editors are back in their respective headquarters in the US and Europe. We managed to spot both a “chupacabra” and a jackalope. We now return you to your regular leftover links. ‘Persecuted’ Focuses on a TV Evangelist – NYTimes.com. Seaplane almost lands on whale – CNN.com. Pop star’s ‘haunted’ Sussex house up…

The Strange remains the same for 08 July 2014

Clouds in Oregon, US this week.

Really neat stuff I found before I lost internet access today. Posts may be a little clipped for the next week. Brain study switches a woman’s consciousness on and off – CBS News. #MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses @insidehighered. When Beliefs and Facts Collide – NYTimes.com. Annabelle Opening in October – Dread Central. Mars ‘UFO’ Controversy…

The Remains of the weekend 5-6 July 2014

faith cat

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. ~Henry David Thoreau Another free energy claim gains 36K fundraising. 662 gullible people out there. Bring Quantum Generators to the World! by Hope Moore – GoFundMe. Wiltshire’s crop circles not just work of mankind, Devizes exhibition claims (From This Is Wiltshire). Coywolves, coyote-wolf hybrids, are…

The Strange remains the same for 2 July 2014

sn-squirrel

You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. ~Hal Borland ‘Slender Man’ stabbing suspect mentally incompetent, doctor says – Nation – The Boston Globe. Why Some Urban Legends Go Viral. In ‘Deliver Us From Evil,’ Fighting Crime With Exorcism –…

The Strange remains the same for 27 June 2014

1e5

Adults are just outdated children. ~Dr. Seuss Near-death experiences are overwhelmingly peaceful – health – 26 June 2014 – New Scientist. Tiger leaps onto boat, snatches man in east India. A MUST READ: A comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products Mystery Flashing Lights Spotted Again in SoCal Skies | KTLA 5. New species of small…