The Strange remains the same for 26 Nov 2013

Here is your roundup of the leftover links for today. Enjoy. Please continue to send us news links from your part of the world! Comet Fans Psyched For A Celestial Feast On Thanksgiving Day : NPR. Self-help author anguished over sweat-lodge deaths. Idaho laws protect faith healing even when children die | KBOI 2. When…

Black panther hoax picture is getting around

The Louisiana wildlife department warns people that there are black panther hoaxes going around. We already knew that… La. Wildlife and Fisheries: No, there are no black panthers in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning people to be skeptical of posts on Facebook and other social media that claim to show…

Giant sting ray hooked, then released in Florida

Photo credit: ABC News

This monster was quite a catch. Fisherman Hooks Monster Skate Off Miami Beach – ABC News. A Florida fisherman who hooked an 800-pound deep sea beast in the waters off Miami Beach says the mysterious fish was like “a dinosaur.” The monster is better known as a Dactylobatus clarkii, a deep sea species also referred…

WHOoops: We messed up saying many people were depraved

Another hyped mistake. This one seemed too ridiculous to believe and, thankfully, it is wrong. Oops: WHO says it was wrong about Greeks giving themselves HIV en masse. The World Health Organization has just published a doozy of a correction. In a 188-page report published last month on health issues in European countries, the WHO’s…

Is this story of bigoted, no tipping restaurant patrons a hoax?

The same receipt with a $18 tip. Screenshot from NBC Philadelphia

There are conflicting stories. The family has come forward to say that they did NOT stiff the waitress and have a receipt to prove it. Family Says They Did Tip Gay Server, Didn’t Leave Note | NBC 10 Philadelphia. Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, posted a…

When Noam Chomsky says that’s an idiotic idea, he’s probably right

One of the world’s most prominent intellectuals says it’s nonsense to buy into 9/11 conspiracy theories – get off the internet and think for yourself. Noam Chomsky slaps down 9/11 truther: People spend an hour on the Internet and think they know physics | The Raw Story. During a lecture on “Policy and the Media…

A giant puzzle — What’s it for?

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An AMAZING piece with twists and turns, dedicated individuals, secret networks and we are still left with a tantalizing mystery at the end. The internet mystery that has the world baffled For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world’s finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to…

Irresponsible hype over death supposedly from flu shot

Websites like Fark.com and anti-vax sites jumped on this story but there is much to be cautious about. So, we bring you the story, and then a sound commentary by a qualified physician. You need to know the WHOLE story, not just the mother’s tragic one that is being spread around the media. Utah mother…

Not new Knockout Game is media hype

I’ve been watching this brew for the last two weeks, waiting for an expose on whether this is actually happening or media hype. Today, many news outlets are finally reporting it as “hype”, not a sudden epidemic. Guess What? The ‘Knockout Game’ Is America’s Latest Phony Panic. Have teenagers adopted a new game of random…

Snake-head flavored green beans

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Yeah, not something you’d like to find though it gets you in the newspaper. A snake head in the green beans? ‘I gagged and screamed’. […] on Thursday evening, there was an uninvited dinner guest. When Misty went to pour the green bag of frozen Kroger-brand green beans into the pan, she found a severed…

The Strange remains the same for 25 Nov 2013

Oh my gosh, sometimes we have a deluge of the strange and weird. Today… WHOA, do we have leftovers links. Adopt a skull to help preserve pseudoscience-debunking collection | Geekquinox – Yahoo News Canada. Deepak Chopra Gets Upset, Tries The Harvard Gambit – Forbes. Mystery Object Falls from Sky in Long Island | NBC New…

Poor pup looks like Hitler

Patch the dog does bear a striking resemblance to the former German Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler. Poor dog. Photo credit: Ross Parry

An unfortunate resemblance that we can’t help but see… Patch the dog resembles Adolf Hitler and even responds when called by Nazi dictator’s name – Mirror Online. Everybody calls him ‘Adolf’, the poor little pup Patch who looks lust like the Fuhrer. The seven-week-old Hitler lookalike has even started responding to his unfortunate nickname. “He…

A myrrhstery miracle, or just a way to keep the faith

An image of the Virgin Mary in Hawaii is said to miraculously produce myrrh. Hawaii icon produces myrrh; considered a miracle. It’s known as the Iveron Icon of the Holy Theotokos. But, to parishioners, it’s simply a miracle. It’s an image of the Mother Mary and Christ child that, for reasons unexplainable, produces myrrh. Small…

St. Peter’s alleged bones carry “curse” but draw crowds

Saint Peter bones box

Many bones have been found at the 2nd-century shrine of St. Peter during archaeological excavation but none had been confirmed to be Saint Peter’s with absolute certainty, until June 26, 1968 when Pope Paul VI announced that the relics of St. Peter had been identified. Vatican Unveils Bone Fragments Said To Be St. Peter’s (PHOTOS). The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone…

Chiro mal-practice: Another stroke claim, settled in court

ANOTHER case of stroke associated with chiropractic. Jury awards Limestone man $575,000 over claims he had stroke after chiropractor’s treatment | AL.com. A Madison County jury late Friday awarded a Limestone County man $575,000 in a malpractice case where the plaintiff argued he had a stroke as a result of chiropractic treatment on his neck.…

Unholy spirits and paranormal investigation

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Paranormal investigation (noncredit) classes at local colleges and community centers are fairly ubiquitous. It’s given mainly as a hobby class but what is problematic is that ghosts are assumed to be real and behind some of the phenomena. It’s also presented as a “science.” This one in Wisconsin, however, has attracted the ire of a…

FDA cracks down on questionable genome testing kit

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The FDA issues a Warning Letter to the CEO of 23andMe, Inc. personal genome service. F.D.A. Demands a Halt to a DNA Test Kit’s Marketing – NYTimes.com. In a crackdown on genetic testing offered directly to consumers, the Food and Drug Administration is demanding that 23andMe immediately cease marketing its main DNA service until it…

Ghostly photos may be motion blur, with meaning

Photo credit: Scott McCabe

A sad story about a family grieving the loss of their child and finding comfort in a strange photo. Moore Family Sees ‘Guardian Angel’ In Photo. A Moore tornado family is finding comfort in a picture. Their son died in Plaza Towers when the storm hit, but they believe they’ve seen him since his death…

A Whale’s Tale: The video of the monster worm

Clearly a whale

Sometimes strange stories that are debunked in an early media piece take on a strange life of their own when the story carries on without the reasonable explanation. Thanks, Internet!!! We posted a link to the “What the Hell is this?” giant worm-like monster story from Southeast Asia in the Remains of the day for…

Remains of the weekend 23-24 November 2013

Hook island monster - Hoaxed

What an array of remains we have this weekend. This fine rebuttal was added to the post regarding green anacondas in Florida. Living Alongside Wildlife: An Unstoppable Anaconda Invasion in Florida? What Slate Got Wrong. The Abominable Snowman remake coming from Hammer | SciFiNow. Mysterious chair appears in east Hollywood neighborhood | News – Home.…