These peanuts have a bite to them

This was a bit weird. Loose tooth pops up in peanuts | Toronto Sun. A couple’s New Year’s Eve celebration came to a halt after making a grisly discovery in a bag of Safeway-brand Spanish peanuts. A human tooth. That is the claim made by Michaela Epp after her boyfriend, Graham Calder, accidentally bit down…

Two-headed calf born in Morocco

And so far, she seems just fine. Two-headed calf Sana Saida born in Morocco – Independent.ie. A calf has been born with two heads in a remote area of Morocco. Local residents have named the animal Sana Saida, which translates as ‘happy new year’ in Arabic. The calf was born on 30 December in Sefrou,…

Artichoke reported as incendiary device in Italy

Sometimes stories come by that make you pause, then dig in a bit more because THAT’S JUST TOO WEIRD to be true yet… it seems to have happened. I had to check out this exploding artichoke story. Italian woman stunned by exploding artichoke. An Italian woman was left shaken but otherwise unhurt by an exploding…

Stormy weather causes freak wave filmed in Portugal

Video: At least four injured as freak wave hits Portugal coast – Telegraph. At least four people were injured and cars were swept away by an enormous wave that crashed onto the coast of Porto in Portugal. Spectators, were caught off guard as they filmed dramatic waves crashing against a lighthouse at the mouth of…

No clues to time travel found on social media

An interesting idea that blows my mind. Time travellers do not use Twitter, scientists find – Telegraph. Researchers predicted that if humans in the future had discovered a way to visit the past they might leave clues on websites like Twitter and Facebook by inadvertently mentioning events which had not yet happened. Astrophysicist Robert Nemiroff…

Paranormal hotspot destroyed by fire: Emmitt House was heavily publicized as haunted

The historic building and restaurant in Waverly, Ohio touted as haunted is no more. Historic Emmitt House destroyed by fire | The Chillicothe Gazette | chillicothegazette.com. A historic — and believed to be haunted — landmark in downtown Waverly was destroyed by fire Monday night. The historic building, which has gone through several owners over…

The river ran red with… ink

Blood red water flowing across the countryside is NOT something you just shrug off. Ink spillage causes ‘red river’ in Northampton – Northampton Chronicle and Echo. Following an investigation by the Environment Agency and Anglian Water, it is believed that the waterway near to the A43 in Moulton turned red last Thursday due to a…

The Strange remains the same 06 January 2014

A Booster Shot for Vaccines – WSJ.com. Canada’s former defense minister: aliens will give us tech if we quit wars – Boing Boing. Creationist Beliefs Linked To Personality Type In New Survey Of Churchgoers. Growing up unvaccinated: A healthy lifestyle couldn’t prevent many childhood illnesses. Foreign accent syndrome: Canadian Sharon Campbell-Rayment speaks with Scottish accent…

Society for Science-based Medicine is launched!

Nearly every day we post stories here at Doubtful News about the horrible, misinformation that abounds on the Internet, TV, radio and print regarding alternative medicine or CAM. Complementary and alternative medical treatments account for plenty of lost money, misplaced hope, empty promises, and sometimes even death. There was no organization that addressed these issues…

Ever wanted to read your dog’s thoughts?

This device probably won’t do it. “Boffins”… I always cringe and laugh when that word is used. Dog translator project raises funds to put pet’s thoughts into English — RT News. A group of Scandinavian boffins have gathered enough money through crowdfunding to try and bridge the gap between animals and humans by producing a…

End Times author Patrick Heron has died

Coast to Coast AM reports that one of their former guests, author and filmmaker Patrick Heron, died from cancer on January 2, 2014 His Facebook page confirms this from friends and his wikipedia page has been updated. Patrick Heron (author) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heron studied Christian Literature at California State University, Long Beach…

Salinas crop circle was NVIDIA promotion

Processor manufacturer NVIDIA releases word that the crop circle discovered in a Salinas California barley field was a promotional image for their latest mobile processor, the Tegra K1. They say it’s out of this world. Salinas Crop Circle and Project 192 | NVIDIA Blog. So, when our Tegra team tried to figure out how to tell this…

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The Strange remains of the weekend 4-5 January 2014

Here in the US, it’s COLD and lots of people are SICK. Enjoy the internet because it’s back to the daily grind tomorrow. General Mills Making Cheerios Without Genetically Modified Ingredients | TIME.com. The Politics of Abolishing Witch Camps in Ghana. When drug companies don’t publish trials, real people die – Telegraph Blogs. Is the…

Measles outbreak in Phillipines kills 21

Measles is a preventable death thanks to vaccination. DOH declares measles outbreaks in 5 Metro Manila cities | News | GMA News Online. The Department of Health declared measles outbreaks in five cities in Metro Manila Saturday as the number of patients infected by the viral disease continues to rise. According to a report aired…