Leftover links

The Strange remains the same for 13 August 2014

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UFO enthusiasts: Blurry object definitely a UFO … definitely – Houston Chronicle. Simon Singh to receive HealthWatch Award – Healthwatch. Politicsweb – “Ghosts haunt our houses!” – Daily Sun – iSERVICE. [I do not follow this story.] Fantastically Wrong: Ridiculous Mythical Critters Dreamed Up by 19th Century Lumberjacks | Science | WIRED. BBC News –…

Remains of the weekend 09-10 August 2014

Nativity or dinosaurs? What do YOU see?

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.” ― Neil Gaiman Fresh effort to secure a pardon for Scotswoman convicted of witchcraft | Herald Scotland. Purported ‘Buddha’ Blames Followers for Wealth, God-Like Status | The Cambodia Daily. The God Blog: Catholic…

The Strange remains the same for 04 Aug 2014

Ouch

Oh, poo. Was Six-Million-Year-Old Turd Auctioned for $10,000 a Faux Poo?. ‘Impossible’ Space Engine May Actually Work: NASA : Discovery News. Alabama burglar breaks into Vietnam vet’s home, smokes his dead wife’s ashes  – NY Daily News. Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains : NPR. Some of you may know that I (idoubtit)…

Remains of the weekend 02-03 August 2014

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Marijuana activist says he’s behind white flags on Brooklyn Bridge, report says – CBS News. Goodness gracious! Great ball of lightning fries 170 pigs – News – The Weather Network. [I'm not convinced this really had ANYTHING to do with "ball" lightning, actually] Woman finds Ikea bags stuffed with 80 skeletons – The Local. Crustacean sensation:…

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…