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The Strange remains the same for 23 April 2014

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“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” Faith Healers Can Be Con Artists in Disguise | Mariam Khan. Spoon-bending psychic Geller helps Israelis defy disasters – chicagotribune.com. Creationists Say Smithsonian Is Pushing “Religion of Naturalism”. ‘Heaven Is For Real’ Spurs Conversations And Controversy On Near-Death Experiences. Bus-ticket mystic is taking us for a ride, say NHS…

The Strange Remains the Same for 21 April 2014

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“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.” ― John Green – Paper Towns New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors. Man claiming to be ‘magical warlock’ arrested for sex crimes against children…

The Remains of the weekend April 19-20, 2014

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A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice. ~Bill Cosby Metro woman believes her stroke was related to chiropractic manipulation of neck | fox4kc.com. Couple’s love story spans decades | Zanesville Times Recorder | zanesvilletimesrecorder.com Outrage: Library to Host UFO and Bigfoot Lecture! Say No to UFO…

The Strange remains the same for 18 April 2014

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The world’s shortest war was between Zanzibar and Great Britain. It happened in 1896 and lasted a total of 38 minutes. ~Mental Floss Dirty Creek, Old Purse Solve Four-Decade Mystery – ABC News. The New UFO Hunters | Motherboard. Rat Poison Harms Famous California Cougar | LiveScience. Police solve Brampton car damage mystery. Drunken Trees:…

The Strange remains the Same for 16 April 2014

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The electric chair was invented by Alfred Southwick, a dentist. Excellent work! When you’re not here to create an encyclopedia, your Wikipedia statistics show it | Skeptical Software Tools. German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey. Vendors wanted for Bigfoot-themed fest. (Oh, no, Bigfootery is serious! Serious business, that is.) Cryptozoologists hunt sasquatch in…

The Strange remains the same 15 April 2014

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“All we are is dust in the wind’ Ick Ick ICK! Murder Victims Get the Final Word in Investigation Discovery’s “Cell Block Psychic” | TheFutonCritic.com. The Skeptic’s Boot.: A Demon Debunked! Residents panic after chicken begins talking before being slaughtered. NeuroLogica Blog » Why We Need a Skeptical Movement. Chinese Thunder God Herb Works as…

The Strange remains the same for 10 April 2014

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Bluetooth is named after Harald Blåtann (blåtann = bluetooth) a Norwegian Viking king back in the 10th century. – Mental Floss Homeopathy Awareness Week, April 10th-16th. Get the facts on homeopathy. BBC News – Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report. Alert over exploding whipped cream makers – The Local. Partnering with Benny…

The Strange remains the same 8 April 2014

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Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words. I’m sure the reason it’s so long is just to f**k with the people who have this phobia. ~Mental Floss ScienceShot: Oldest Cardiovascular System Found in Ancient Shrimplike Creature | Science/AAAS | News. Bigfoot killed and other infamous American hoaxes – seattlepi.com. Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The…

Remains of the weekend 5-6 April 2014

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The last person executed by guillotine was September 10th 1977 in France. ( And yes, that was actually AFTER Star Wars came out [in pop culture milestones]). From Mental Floss. Bizarre! 9-month old arrested for attempted murder in Pakistan | khou.com Houston. Woman dies after trip to [naturopathic] clinic | Ottawa Sun. Political push for…

The Strange remains the same for 3 April 2014

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The name of the Twitter bird is “Larry.” Obviously. Syfy Gives 12-Episode Order to a Weekly Comedy Show Starring Wil Wheaton | Splitsider. Maryland legislature passes naturopathic licensing bill, but with damage control « Science-Based Medicine. So many stories of conspiracies, demons, witchcraft are related to mental illness. It’s a problem that absolutely needs to…

The Strange remains the same for 2 Apr 2014

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You can play as the ducks in the NES classic Duck Hunt.  - Now you know. FTC Warns Consumers: Beware of Washington Mudslide Charity Scams | Federal Trade Commission. Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Sues Glenn Beck for Defamation | Mediaite. Device exploded in bomber’s face after he ‘forgot about clocks changing’ – Telegraph. Skeptic Activists…

The Strange remains the same for 31 March 2014

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The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn. ~Mental Floss Bizarre whale treatment for rheumatism revealed. “Giant” big cat spotted roaming in Sevenoaks | Sevenoaks Chronicle. The House of Representatives Committee on Science is turning into a national embarrassment | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network. Daughter of woman in Novena exorcism case sentenced…

Remains of the weekend 29-30 March 2014

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A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw Belton man wants to turn historic home into haunted bed and brea – KXXV-TV News Channel 25 – Central Texas News Australia Is Cracking Down on Vaccine Truthers, and America Should Too…

The Strange remains the same 26 March 2014

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“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” Christian members of Canterbury Healing on the Streets deny telling sick to pray instead of taking prescribed medication. Water buffalo on the loose in Newtown. UFO: Approaching Jets splits alien object over Saskatoon – LeCanadian. Is this little girl a sorcerer? She’s one…

The Strange remains the same for 25 March 2014

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“Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, life goes on.” An excellent response to complaints about medical topics on Wikipedia – Respectful Insolence. This is legal news? More like just plain silly. Exorcism arranged at old jail after construction workers reported strange activity, ex-official says. More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet. Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The Universe – by…