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The Strange Remains the same for 29 July 2015

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An apparent Islamic Stt document found in the dry reaches of Pakistan’s tribal lands reveals that ISIL is recruiting a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan and plans to trigger a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world. Source: Islamic State recruitment document seeks to provoke ‘end of the world’…

The Strange Remains the Same for 28 July 2015

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The discovery of remains at historic Jamestown may provide new details about the nation’s earliest settlers. Source: Jamestown excavation unearths four bodies — and a mystery in a small box   Highway traffic was halted west of Bisbee earlier this month when one of the Southwest’s most iconic animals made a leisurely path across the roadway. Source:…

The Strange Remains the Same for 27 July 2015

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Added sugar is bad for your health, studies indicate, while sugar substitutes do not deserve the bad reputation they have acquired. Source: The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar   Indian witch doctors are arriving in New Zealand on tourist or temporary work visas and duping vulnerable Kiwis into forking out thousands of dollars Source:…

The Strange remains the same for 24 July 2015

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The marine mammal was spotted in the narrow canal that connects the Chesapeake and Delaware bays just a few days after one was seen in an estuary of the Potomac River. Source: Delaware Gets A Rare Out-Of-State Visitor: A 7-Foot Manatee   Ashraf Mashaal was suffering from various psychiatric deficiencies which prompted his parents to…

The Strange remains the same for 23 July 2015

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Surfer Mick Fanning Escapes Shark Attack During Competition Broadcast. Older people are ideal targets because they often have ample savings, own their homes and may be lonely and susceptible to being deceived. Source: Swindlers Target Older Women on Dating Websites   Florida health and wildlife experts are warning residents to steer clear of armadillos in…

The Strange Remains the Same for 13 July 2015

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Historic use of “recovered memory” therapy led to false allegations of abuse that continue to haunt the families involved. Source: The legacy of implanted Satanic abuse ‘memories’ is still causing damage today   A tribal labourer, his wife and four children — the youngest a three-year-old girl — were hacked to death here Sunday night,…

Remains of the Weekend 11-12 July 2015

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Hello everyone! Just a quick reminder that both editors will be at THE AMAZ!NG MEETING in Las Vegas this coming week so posting and maintenance will be significantly lighter than usual. If you are attending the meeting, seek us out to get a Doubtful News logo pouch bag. Thank you for your support! Be skeptical.…

The Strange Remains the Same for 8 July 2015

A Monday, July 6, 2015 photo shows a rare orange-brown split colored lobster that arrived recently at the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op in Scarborough, Me.  According to research by the Lobster Institute, the chances of finding a split colored lobster is one in 50 million. Only the albino lobster, one in 100 million, is rarer than the split-colored lobster, according to the institute. (Yoon S. Byun/Portland Press Herald via AP) ONLINE OUT, ARCHIVE OUT

Authorities have warned California legislative offices to be on the lookout for a Southern California man arrested last week and suspected of spraying graffiti that threatened lawmakers for the approval of Senate Bill 277, which outlaws religious and personal belief exemptions for school-required vaccines. Source: CHP warns California lawmakers after arrest for anti-vaccine threats |…

The Strange remains the same for 7 July 2015

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Earlier this year two groups of academics (scientists and faculty members) at the University of Toronto wrote letters of concern to the President of the University regarding the course Alternative Health: Practice and Theory HLTD04H3-S, Special Topics in Health taught by Beth Landau-Halpern, a homeopath. One group wrote about their concerns that the course presented…

Remains of the weekend 4-5 July 2015

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A bizarre crime wave is sweeping one part of England – thieves are stripping down Vauxhalls as their owners sleep. Source: The mystery of the ‘Vauxhall cannibals’    There are consequences to broadcasting seemingly extraordinary results to peers and the public before they are reviewed, or despite knowing that better data are just around the…

The Strange remains the same (but late) for 2 July 2015

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False information may continue to influence beliefs and attitudes even after being debunked if it is not replaced by an alternate causal explanation. Source: Journal of Experimental Political Science – Displacing Misinformation about Events: An Experimental Test of Causal Corrections   Kentucky argues Constitution blocks it from giving tax break to religious group. Source: Ark…

Remains of the weekend 27-28 June 2015

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The Federal Trade Commission has stopped a group of marketers in California from using allegedly bogus “risk free trial” offers to sell skincare products online. At the Commission’s request, a federal district court has issued a temporary restraining order against the defendants halting their deceptive marketing practices, freezing their assets, and appointing a receiver over…

The strange remains the same for 25 June 2015

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We’ll consider this very doubtful until further information is forthcoming. Nigerian Professor Produces Antivirt, Anti Viral Drug That Cures HIV AIDS In 2 Months.   We apologize for this stupidity in advance. Source: Michael Jackson Moonwalks his Way Through Lightning Storm   Straight out of “The Twilight Zone.” Source: Giant vortex draining Lake Texoma  …

The Strange remains the same for 24 June 2015

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A fluorescent lamb that had been genetically modified with jellyfish protein to give it transparent skin ended up mistakenly being eaten in France, even though it was only meant to be used in research, reports said on Tuesday. Source: ‘Jellyfish-lamb’ ends up on French plates by error   Kentucky Sens. Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell…

The Strange remains the same for 23 June 2015

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‘Electrosensitive’ people are flocking to the West Virginian home of a deep-space telescope, attracted by the rules prohibiting phones, TVs and radios. But, as Ed Cumming reveals, their arrival means Green Bank is far from peaceful. Source: The town that banned Wi-Fi    Study after study show vitamins don’t lower cancer or heart-disease risk. In…

Remains of the weekend 20-21 June 2015

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Keepers at San Diego Zoo had used acupuncture and hydrotherapy to treat his arthritis and other ailments. Treat? Nope. Source: Galapagos tortoise, aged 150, put down in California   While the mayor stressed the alleged assault was an “isolated incident”, she did recount numerous verbal attacks from people who were anti-fluoride over the last two…

The Strange remains the same 19 June 2015

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Spirits might haunt the old York County prison, but the curious public must continue to wonder.York City’s Redevelopment Authority rejected a request Wednesday from the Northeastern Paranormal Association to conduct a two-day investigation at the Chestnut Street site. Source: York City denies paranormal prison request   Want to read a really gullible piece of reporting…

The Strange remains the same for 17 June 2015

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A house-shaking explosion noise has baffled Auckland residents.The mammoth bang was heard by residents in the suburbs of Onehunga and Mangere Bridge about 10.30pm on Sunday. Source: Mystery noise baffles Auckland residents   We used to laugh at conspiracy theorists, but from Fifa to banking scandals and the Iraq War, it seems they might have…

The Strange remains the same for 16 June 2015

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“Acts of revenge, now occurring between assassins and the government; deaths here, deaths there, and deaths everywhere: this violence is nothing else but the Devil who is tearing us apart,” he lamented. Source: Cardinal Presides Over “Great Exorcism” to Protect Mexico from Return of the Devil   There is no scientific evidence that ghosts exist.…