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Family attack cat to the rescue

OK, this may be the best pet cat ever. She’s a superheroine. AMAZING VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack in Southwest Bakersfield – 23ABC News. A cat came to her best friend’s rescue Tuesday when a young boy was attacked by a dog in his driveway in Southwest Bakersfield and it was all caught…

Dog dislodges candy for choking owner

This is a great story of what appears to be a panicky dog accidentally doing something heroic. Pawsome! Springer spaniel saves choking owner by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre. Super-pooch Mollypops saved her choking owner by using her “doggy sense” to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on her. Terrified Rachel Hayes thought she was going to die…

The Strange remains the same for 03 March 2014

“I have no response to that.” Opinion: Don’t like the exam question? Just cross it out…. Why Are Bankers Killing Themselves in Droves? | Skeptoid. See how to debunk viral photos in seconds using image search | Skeptical Software Tools. Baby to undergo blood transfusions despite objection of Jehovah’s Witnesses parents – Telegraph. Could mushrooms…

Priest in Zimbabwe disappears in river, mermaids to blame

A drowning in Zimbabwe. Another allegation of mermaids. Prophet drowns during cleansing ceremony, family blame mermaids | News 24. A self-styled prophet on Wednesday drowned in a river during a cleansing ceremony in Epworth, giving residents quite a scare. The prophet, Simbarashe Kamupondera, 31, of Nyeredzi Nhatu apostolic sect, met his fate around midday as…

Zimbabwe official accused of witchcraft in political ploy

Political rivals are still accused of witchcraft in order to make them look disreputable. PSYCHOMOTOR MINISTER FUMES OVER WITCHCRAFT ALLEGATIONS NewsdzeZimbabwe Former Masvingo Governor and now Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education, Josiah Hungwe, is threatening to quit the Emmerson Mnangagwa faction after he was accused of practising witchcraft. Hungwe, who…

New “Jordan River” appears in Nigeria; People flock to be “healed” in filthy water

Skeptical advocate Leo Igwe reports on a serious situation in Nigeria where desperate and sick people are flocking to a “miracle” site that will bring nothing certain except disease. ‘Mystery Lake’, Miracle Cures And The Looming Epidemic In Enugu State – ModernGhana.com. According to a local reporter, some Fulani herdsmen heard an explosion on the…

Marie Laveau’s tomb regularly vandalized

Voodoo queen Marie Laveau’s tomb is regularly vandalized by those who think their wishes will be granted by painting an ‘X’. Now someone has gone beyond that, and painted it all pink, highlighting the problem with cemetery maintenance in NOLA. Marie Laveau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 painted pink by mysterious vandal |…

CIA psychic suit thrown out

In an update to this story… Judge tosses Sacramento ‘psychic’ CIA lawsuit | news10.net. A federal judge has ruled the Central Intelligence Agency acted properly in responding to a retired California state worker’s search for information regarding an interrogation he claims took place nearly 50 years ago. Mosier sued under the Freedom of Information Act…

Another anti-superstition bill proposed in Indian state

Another state in India proposed an anti-superstition bill. We’ve covered the dangerous superstitious practices rampant in India in modern times. Is the tide turning against these historical behaviors? Karnataka anti-superstitious bill: 13 rituals considered evil practices – The Times of India. Thirteen superstitious rituals have classified as evil practices and amount to severe punishment according…

Teen gets sick over number assignment in a race: 666

The devil clearly won this event. Whitley County Cross Country Runner Refuses To Run After Being Assigned “666” Number. A Whitley County student athlete says it would have gone against her religious beliefs to run with the race number ‘6-6-6’. She and her coach tried to get her a different number, and were told they…

Kenyans freaked out by Halloween cargo

Doesn’t look weird to me but… cultural relativism. Standard Digital News – Kenya : Bizarre cargo impounded at Mombasa port. Horror and fear struck the port of Mombasa Thursday when Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) inspectors uncovered a container with bizarre looking implements, masks and trophies. The cargo imported from China sparked apprehension in Mombasa, where…