Kentucky mountain lion appears to be wild; officials not convinced

Parents complain about wifi in school: I’ll sue ya!

September asteroid impact lie results in NASA statement

Haunted history of Bobby Mackey’s Music World fails to stand up to scrutiny

Free my e-reader during takeoff

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Well YAY. Because this is pointless. I’m bored during this time and dislike having to turn off the Kindle or ipod. Senator presses FAA to allow tablet use during takeoff, landing A United States senator wants the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its long-standing rule against the use of portable electronic devices on airplanes during…

That’s what psychic friends are for?

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This does concern me. Too many people find apps too easy to purchase and become attached to. This is quite the inroad for psychic services. A press release from the Psychic Friends Network: Psychic Friends Network (PFNI) Readies ‘Freemium’ Mobile Apps in Bid to Re-Dominate the Nearly $2.5B Psychic Entertainment Market Psychic Friends Network, the…

Squid by the ton (updated)

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There are record hauls of squid this year. Now they are washing up on California shores. Squid deaths are a many-tentacled mystery Legions of big predatory squid have gathered along the Northern California coast, where they are stranding themselves on Santa Cruz beaches by the hundreds in a mysterious frenzy of suicide. The jumbo invertebrates,…

Today is sponsored by the number 12

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Once-in-a-lifetime 12/12/12 date spawns mass weddings, superstitions – CNN.com. From India to Las Vegas, superstitious lovebirds and numbers geeks are reveling in a once-in-a-lifetime event: the date 12/12/12. Sure, it might be just another set of numbers for some. But unlike the past 11 years, this will be the last such triple date for almost…

Countdown: 9 days until the un-apocalypse

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Only 9 days left including today. Better start eating the perishable food in the fridge. 😛 LiveScience has a countdown clock. Yep, the myth of the Mayan Apocalypse is all a big sham. But you knew that. ‘Mayan Apocalypse’ Started With A Bad 70s Mushroom Trip, Not Ancient Civilization. A Turkish village has become the…

Leftover Links for December 11 2012

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Got a few leftover links for you today. Thanks for checking them out! See if there is something your speed. Oh, dear. Another “reality” TV show alleged to be not so real. ‘Storage Wars’ star claims in lawsuit that show is rigged – The Clicker. Ian Bryce presented “Investor beware – cold fusion and other investment scams”…

Deceptive advertising for mosquito repellent really bugs scientists

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We recently posted a story about how ultrasonic devices don’t work to rid your environment of bedbugs. Well, turns out they don’t work on mosquitos either. But this twist is quite a bit more serious. Mosquitos can be deadly. Ultrasound mosquito repellents: Zapping the myth It was a beautifully simple idea. No more need for…

Fox News IQ study hoax exposed

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“Researchers at The Intelligence Institute, a conservative non-profit group, tested 5,000 people using a series of tests that measure everything from cognitive aptitude to common sense and found that people who identified themselves as Fox News viewers and ‘conservative’ had, on average, significantly lower intelligent quotients.” *BUUZZZ* Wrong. Did you fall for this? I did…

Nothing but 12s for Kiam Moriya

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‘One minute out of a lifetime:’ Kiam Moriya will turn 12 on 12/12/2012, at 12:12 p.m. (video and gallery) | al.com. Kiam Moriya is just one of thousands of people in the United States who will turn 12 on Wednesday — 12/12/12. Kiam was born at 12:12 p.m., on December 12, 2000. He says his…

Astrologer says 12.12.12 spells chaos. Don’t fret.

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Back it up: Save everything important before 12.12.2012 | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | News.com.au. BEFORE you leave the office tonight, back up anything important on a USB stick. That’s the advice of astrologist Jessica Adams, who told news.com.au that tomorrow’s date of 12.12.2012, will spell chaos for the internet and media…

Leftover links for December 10 2012

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There were a few gems that didn’t make the front page. Check them out in our leftover links for today. This has a happy ending, for now. Former “Ghost Hunters” Star Posts Suicide Note on Facebook, Goes Missing | Who Forted? Magazine. More twists in the ongoing, probably never to be solved mystery of Lord…

Fen Tiger is back with a friend

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‘Fen Tiger’ is back – and this time there are two of them. The mysterious “Fen Tiger” has been reported prowling the Cambridgeshire countryside again – but this time it had a friend. Gavin Elliott-Turner was cycling down Fowlmere Road towards Melbourn at about 5.45am on Wednesday when he saw two pairs of eyes glaring…

Ultrasonic repellents don’t work on bedbugs

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Be wary of product that promise pest control Commercial Ultrasonic Frequency Devices Do Not Repel Bed Bugs, Study Suggests Alternative means of controlling urban insect pests by using ultrasonic frequencies are available and marketed to the public. However, few of these devices have been demonstrated as being effective in repelling insect pests such as mosquitoes,…

Desperate family uses psychic to help locate missing student

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Family is frustrated by slow investigation to find missing student; accept psychic “help” A Psychic Joins Search for Missing Arizona State University Student A psychic has offered her services to help locate missing college student Jack Culolias, whose family is desperate to bring the 19-year-old home in time for the holidays. The Arizona State University…

Leftover Links for December 9 2012

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I didn’t have much to comment on about these stories. You can have a go at them tonight as leftover links. Homeopaths without borders (and without science or reason), plan 3 outreach trips to Haiti in 2013. 2013 Schedule This is not a half bad idea. But would they dodge it? Cash-strapped Swaziland urged to…

Rare four clawed Maine lobster

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Maine fisherman Zach Donnell makes a rare catch! 4-clawed Maine lobster spared from pot. A rare four-clawed four-clawed Maine lobster has been spared from the pot, thanks to a local fisherman. Donnell said he will probably donate the crustacean to the Maine Department of Marine Resources in Boothbay. The office is closed for the season,…

The country is “booming” for the upcoming Doomsdate

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Unexplained booms were reported across the country last week. Most remain a mystery as to their source. They are reported at a time where people may be on edge regarding the upcoming Mayan Doomsdate. Mystery mongering sites have taken notice and associated them with a coming catastrophe. Monday night, in Rhode Island. House-rattling boom remains…

News piece mischaracterizes cryptozoology and Native American stories

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I’m presenting this article as a particularly awful example of terrible journalism. It’s riddled with mistakes and false premises. Instead of linking directly to the article, I have webcited it so it will not give advertising revenue or hit counts to the site. Because that makes them produce more of it. Rez monsters: Bizarre creatures…

A career launched by UFOs – Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore has died

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Dr. David Clarke shares the story of the popular astronomer who orchestrated some flying saucer hoaxes in his career and believed that mysterious sightings had normal explanations. Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012): astronomer and flying-saucerer The death of Sir Patrick Moore, at the age of 89, is a sad loss to astronomy and for all those…

Leftover Links for December 8 2012

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Found a few leftover goodies you may be interested in… Verdict: Probably identified. UFO Over Michigan: Unexplained Or Normal Plane? (CAUTION: Video Contains Strong Language). A good piece to be considered. Time to make improvements, try something new. Confronting the ‘sloppiness’ that pervades science | Suzi Gage and Pete Etchells | Science | guardian.co.uk. Shame…

Strange law in Canada can target “sham” witchcraft. Does that mean psychics?

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Canada’s witch trials: Fake sorcerers and sham psychics abound despite hundred-year-old law | Holy Post | National Post. A little-used law that cracks down on “pretend witchcraft” remains in force more than a century after its enactment, but cities across Canada are still crawling with sham conjurers, fake sorcerers and fraudulent psychics. “I think the…

Leftover Links for December 7 2012

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It’s Friday night. Stay up late, enjoy some leftovers. This was not a good party. Why I’m feeling so crabby about cancer conspiracy theories | Cath Ennis | guardian.co.uk. This is just a little bit insane… Grave interruption: Building around a tomb in China – PhotoBlog. Announcing a WWII UFO-aliens drama coming up for TV.…

It’s crystal clear this claim is unBelizeable (UPDATED: Awe wants out)

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According to our tipster, who shall remain anonymous, but who may know a bit more about this than us, this claim is a howler. ‘Indiana Jones’ Lawsuit Seeks Hollywood Profits from Alleged Crystal Skull Theft (Exclusive) – Hollywood Reporter. On Wednesday, one of the most entertaining lawsuits of the year was filed in Illinois federal…

UFO Disclosure conference coming to National Press Club

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Heads up. Another splashy UFO “disclosure” conference on the way for 2013. They might be windmills | De Void. [X-Conference director Steven] Bassett says the Citizen Hearing — he anticipates convening 40 witnesses — will be streamed live and translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. With a technical assist from Just Cause Entertainment, which…

Veterinary association considers resolution against homeopathy

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The American Veterinary Medical Association has posted a resolution that would make it clear that homeopathy is not a viable treatment. Delegates to consider resolution against homeopathy. A resolution discouraging homeopathy is on the agenda for the Jan. 5 regular winter session of the AVMA House of Delegates. The resolution is as follows: Homeopathy Has…

Response provided to inaccurate piece on alternative cancer treatments

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An article in the U.K. Express addresses the news story of a mother who removed her child from cancer treatment. The child has been found and treatment resumed. But then they go on cite why she might have done this and to seemingly endorse some scientifically unsupported treatments. Do cancer alternatives really work? | Express…

High tech aircraft deployed to protect rhinos

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Rhinos in South Africa get new help against poachers — the Seeker – World News. The war against rhino poaching has taken to the skies, with South Africa deploying a high-tech, low-speed reconnaissance aircraft to detect illegal hunters before they strike. The anti-poaching aircraft, named Seeker, is equipped with sophisticated heat sensors to detect animals…

Leftover Links for December 6 2012

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Your leftover links this evening are a little bit of everything… A little humor to start off… Australia PM Julia Gillard jokes: Mayans were right, end of the world is coming – World News. Then some magic… Taking the Lift Out of Street Levitation, with Physics!. Gee, this kind of show hasn’t been done before,…

Where IS the Ketchum Bigfoot DNA study? Reviewed, rejected, or Russia?

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Bigfoot Facebook groups and blogs are reporting that the Ketchum paper announcing the finding of Bigfoot DNA has been rejected by peer review journal and will be published elsewhere, possibly in Russian journal. But, it can’t just be ONE story, it has to be many, conflicting and ridiculous. How did this all go down? Very unprofessionally,…

Catfish attack pigeons. On land.

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Called the “freshwater killer whale”, catfish exhibit some odd behavior for a fresh meal. The catfish that strands itself to kill pigeons In Southwestern France, a group of fish have learned how to kill birds. As the River Tarn winds through the city of Albi, it contains a small gravel island where pigeons gather to…