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Remains of the Weekend 23-24 May 2015

John Nash, world renowned mathematician, dead at 86

A recall has been issued by Loblaws and Strang’s Produce after three people found metal objects in potatoes in Nova Scotia and P.E.I. this month in possible food-tampering cases. Source: Loblaws issues recall after metal objects found in Atlantic Canada potatoes – CBC News   Omanawa resident and EOL CEO Terry Coles heard what sounded…

The Strange remains the same for 22 May 2015

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Illinois State University plays a key (and tough-to-spot) role in the remake of “Poltergeist” that opens Friday, May 22. Source: Poltergeist remake features Illinois State University cameo (Note: There is no Department of Paranormal Research at this uni or any other. It’s not a valid scientific field.)   Must have missed this from earlier. Maybe…

The Strange remains the same for 20 May 2015

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East African discoveries suggest stone-tool making started at least 3.3 million years ago. Source: Earliest known stone tools unearthed in Kenya | Science N   Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek and the X-Files in the run up to the millennium amid security concerns Source: Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies…

The Strange remains the same for 19 May 2015

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Those who choose to celebrate birthdays, graduations or whatever other occasions with metallic balloons should make sure that they are properly weighted down so as to not knock out power for thousands of people, the spokesman said. Source: Power restored for thousands in San Francisco after two hour blackout – SFGate   Scientists are increasingly turning…

Remains of the Weekend 16-17 May 2015

Snake swallowed tongs AND rat (can see the rat ahead of tongs in digestion). The owner done goofed on this feeding.

Two people who saw a police encounter on Wednesday reported different details; surveillance videotape showed that both of them were wrong. Source: Witness Accounts in Midtown Hammer Attack Show the Power of False Memory – NYTimes.com   The longest tentacle was over 16 feet long and washed up in New Zealand. Source: Giant Squid With…

The Strange remains the same for 15 May 2015

This is a sea slug, Glaucus atlanticus. It's like weirdo, man.

In Russia, there are more faith healers than professional doctors. It’s a symptom of decades of chaos and authoritarian rule. Source: Black magic on Red Square | New Humanist   The documentary “Minerva Monster” premieres Saturday at the Ohio Bigfoot Conference at Salt Fork State Park. Source: Screening Room: Local documentary tracks ‘Minerva Monster’  …

The Strange remains the same for 14 May 2015

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Let the “haunted curve” tales begin… 1943 Frankford Junction train wreck – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   North Korea has reportedly executed a top official, Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol, in a most North Korean manner: by shooting him to pieces with an anti-aircraft gun in front of a crowd of hundreds of other officials. That’s…

The Strange remains the same for 12 May 2015

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Chicken embryos have been altered so that the birds grow dinosaur-like snouts. Source: ‘Dino-chickens’ reveal how the beak was born : Nature News & Comment   A Louisiana state senator recently offered a puzzling rationale for why schools in the state should be allowed to teach creationism. Source: Louisiana Republican Recalls Imaginary Time When Scientists…

The Strange Remains the Same for 11 May 2015

She's just curious. She can't help her face.

The popular use of charcoal got a big boost in 2014. After Gwyneth Paltrow’s magazine “Goop” named charcoal lemonade as one of the “best juice cleanses”, the idea of socially consuming charcoal really took off. If you spot someone drinking what looks like a bottle of ink, it could be “lemonade with activated charcoal” made…

Remains of the weekend 9-10 May 2015

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A generation ago the nation was spooked by the Enfield Poltergeist and its tales of flying furniture and a haunted young girl… But what is scaring us now? Source: Where have all the ghosts gone? |  The Guardian   Just one of many monsters that might have geological origins. Source: Was the Loch Ness Monster…

The Strange remains the same for 6 May 2015

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Roosevelt Johnson thought it was odd when three people — two of them dressed in police uniforms he didn’t recognize — strolled into the Santa Clarita station in February. Source: Bizarre fake police force included Kamala Harris aide, prosecutors say – LA Times   A beloved local pastor died while…

The Strange Remains the same for 5 May 2015

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What happens in the brain when a person has an out-of-body experience? A team of scientists may now have an answer. Source: Out-of-Body Experience Is Traced in the Brain Accusations of quackery — and one stunning admission of fraud — that last month roiled the health and nutrition blogosphere could mark a turning point in…

Remains of the weekend 02-03 May 2015

Polar stratospheric cloud in Norway.

The real story of the Enfield Haunting Haunted UCLA: A Study in Parapsychology Psychic’s boyfriend sentenced in fraud Scientists create ‘ghosts’ in the lab by tricking the brain An Alternative-Medicine Believer’s Journey Back to Science Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth?. GPS Data Show How Nepal Quake Disturbed Earth’s Upper Atmosphere |…

The Strange remains the same for 30 April 2015

This artist's rendering shows the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (Messenger) around the planet Mercury. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Sheldrake-Shermer Dialogue on the Nature of Science, May thru July 2015 Bat-winged dinosaur discovery poses flight puzzle Warwick woman finds wild turkey in bathroom. New Series – Psychic Matchmaker Suntory Launches Collagen-Infused Beer Aimed at Japanese Women Mysterious Lights Spotted South of Downtown San Diego Three-foot rat found swimming in Tipperary river The Messenger of…

The Strange remains the same for 29 April 2015

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City

Exorcism in Ethiopia: Incredible photography series by David Tesinky highlights dramatic rituals. This embattled VA regional office now under investigation for an alleged paranormal party Pepsi Removing Aspartame Someone Shot a Florida Panther and FWC Is Offering a $5,000 Reward for Tips Australian film agency awarded creationist film AUD$90,000 A bizarre new flying dinosaur, with…

The Strange remains the same for 27 April 2015

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First Nations chemo case ruling amended to include child’s well-being. ‘Leech-nado': Scientists are working to identify the leech species swarming in this video Belle Gibson’s lies: Cancer researcher Dr Darren Saunders blames media. Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document. Ouija Celebrates its 125th Anniversary in Baltimore: OuijaCon 2015 Wrap-Up.…

Remains of the weekend 25-26 April 2015

This photo was really taken by Giordana Schmidt, AFP / Getty Images. It does not appear to have been manipulated.

See Mutant Baby Cow Born With Five Mouths. Bigfoot followers gather in Vilonia Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on American Beaches. Tragic result of traditional Chinese medicine manipulation: an unusual case report of bilateral anterior shoulder dislocations. – PubMed Could virtual reality bring your loved ones back from the dead? Pocket Sharks are Among…

The Strange remains the same for 23 April 2015

Lovely muscari (grape hyacinth) is blooming this time of year.

New Insight on the Nation’s Earthquake Hazards: USGS (fracking-related earthquakes) Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos : Nature News Embryonic Twin Discovered in Woman’s Brain During Surgery in LA | NBC Southern California. Plane makes emergency landing in Buffalo after three passengers pass out – The Washington Post. (A case of conversion disorder?) Panel tackles question…

The Strange remains the same for Earth Day 2015

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FDA continues to warn consumers not to use Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd.’s “Bo Ying compound”. Study rules out link between autism and MMR vaccine even in at-risk kids – LA Times. (There is no “debate” or “controversy” about MMR and autism ANYMORE.) New mass extinction event identified by geologists – BBC News. Regulating…

The Strange remains the same for 21 April 2015

I have no response to this. Just remember, KISS had their own dolls and Colorforms, too.

Pasadena Artist Who Claims To Be Buddha Reincarnated Is Wanted In China: LAist. Strange roar heard Sunday night across wide area | GazetteXtra. Ghost hunters hear bumps in the night: it’s burglars raiding Derby store for imitation firearms | Derby Telegraph. Kanye West Denies Illuminati Ties. Secret file reveals scandal of the Natural History Museum…

The Strange remains the same for 20 April 2015

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Mysterious ‘supervoid’ in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim – Telegraph. Woman ‘Freaks Out’ When She Meets Doppelganger For 1st Time In Ireland FDA Ponders Putting Homeopathy To A Tougher Test Giant badger the ‘size of a pig’ terrorises pensioner New WikiLeaks documents reveal the inner workings of the Dr. Oz Show A…