Steven Spielberg, dino hunter

Wait, WAAAAAAT? A Whole Bunch Of People On Facebook Thought Steven Spielberg Killed A Real Dinosaur. Internet humourist Jay Branscomb posted it on Facebook with the caption: “Disgraceful photo of…

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Rumors of roaming orangutan in Texas

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Creature sightings reported in Mission for weeks. An orangutan-like primate reportedly roams the streets here, but no one has been able to capture an image of it — much less the animal itself. Several law enforcement agencies have heard reports — often rumors — of a large orange- and red-furred animal that wears a white…

Pyramid-like object appears on photograph over Ontario

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UFO: Couple reports Pyramid-like object over Cambridge, Ontario. A Cambridge, Ontario couple reports photographing an apparent Pyramid-like UFO moving rapidly over the city around a cloud cover on 3 May 2012 according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness reports being called by her husband to look at apparent…

A possible scientific explanation for healers seeing auras (UPDATED: Media gets it wrong)

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Synesthesia may explain healers claims of seeing people’s ‘aura’. Researchers in Spain have found that at least some of the individuals claiming to see the so-called aura of people actually have the neuropsychological phenomenon known as “synesthesia” (specifically, “emotional synesthesia”). This might be a scientific explanation of their alleged ability. This is the first time…

Crowd-corrected and crowd-improved: Comments to a piece are vital to its story.

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I don’t usually post these type of non-news, opinion pieces as news, but this one is particularly relevant here. It’s about publicly peer reviewed articles. It describes the case of the ivory billed woodpecker. Thought extinct, on several occasions, claims were made that it was located alive. Each time caused a stir. This piece serves…

Baby dies from pertussis in Idaho

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It’s heartbreaking to have to bring news of the first death from whooping cough in Idaho, a state that has experienced a spike in illnesses due to lack of vaccinations. Idaho infant dies from whooping cough amid regional outbreak | Reuters. Whooping cough took the life of a 9-week-old girl from Idaho this week, the…

Ghost hunter vandalism: Hard to keep trespassers out of Wolfe Manor when the curiousity is high

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Ghostbusting Burglars at Wolfe Manor | abc30.com. Mystery and a long haunting tradition are drawing burglars inside a Clovis mansion. But, they aren’t just breaking in, some are posting their crimes on the internet. Fires have even been set inside the former sanitarium by vandals and thieves. Action News tracked down some of the people…

“I never used geometry after I graduated from high school.”

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Triangle-Shaped UFOs Buzz Over United States, England And Australia – Huffington Post Those triangle-shaped UFOs just don’t seem to go away. It used to be that most UFO spotters related stories about unusual saucer-shaped or cigar-shaped craft in the skies. Around the mid-1970s, sightings of triangle-shaped, boomerang-shaped and, yes, Dorito-shaped objects hit UFO news outlets.…

National Herbal Medicine Week: Learn the fallacies and hazards

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National Herbal Medicine Week Established to Celebrate the Safe and Effective Practice of Herbal Therapies for Thousands of Years The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and the American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) are pleased to join in the promotion of National Herbal Medicine Week from May 1-7, 2012…

Supermoon hype but no horrible catastrophe predicted?

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Saturday’s ‘Supermoon’ Won’t Destroy Earth | Will the Supermoon Cause Earthquakes? | LifesLittleMysteries.com. Astronomers call it perigee-syzygy; the rest of us call it “supermoon.” Either way, the alignment of the sun and moon will coincide with the moon’s closest approach to Earth on Saturday (May 5), resulting in the biggest full moon of the year.…

Superpower Rapture — coming to a town near you in June!

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Growing in Grace International erects billboards in Toronto ahead of ‘transformation’. Doris Rosado watches her teenage daughters, Ninette and Kiara Mongrut, get the numbers “666” tattooed on their wrists, beaming with pride. The number typically conjures up biblical symbolism tied to the Antichrist, but this St. Catharines, Ont., family belongs to a obscure Christian sect…

Pastor thinks “gay” can be smacked out of children.

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North Carolina Pastor Advocates Punching Gay Acting Children. The words of a homophobic North Carolina preacher are reverberating around the Internet today, following a sermon in which he advocated physically assaulting toddlers with “limp wrists.” In Sunday’s sermon, Harris screams like a maniac about cracking limp wrists and punching young children who exhibit gender-variant behavior.…

Herbal meds sicken 130 people in Ha Noi

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Ha Noi cracks down on illegal medicine – Law & Justice – VietNam News. Ha Noi People’s Committee has required the municipal health department and relevant authorities to strengthen inspection over private herbal medicine clinics in the city. The move was made after about 130 people, mostly children, were hospitalised for lead contamination caused by…

To pilots: UFOs – be afraid

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UFO Dangers Examined By U.S. News & World Report. Why are UFOs dangerous? U.S. News & World Report is tackling that question in a special Mysteries of Space magazine that recently hit newsstands. While the debate rages over whether some of the residual UFOs are interplanetary or interdimensional spacecraft, the magazine is exploring the potential…

Which medical text prescribes Jesus as a cancer cure?

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Ruling: Jesus doesn’t heal cancer A church billboard proclaiming that “Jesus Heals Cancer” has breached advertising standards by suggesting the church can offer something other churches cannot, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. Napier’s Equippers Church had a billboard saying “Jesus heals cancer – church but not as you know it.” “As the mother of…

Helen Ukpabio, Nigerian ‘witch hunt’ pastor, not coming to U.S.

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New Humanist Blog: Nigerian ‘witch hunt’ pastor suspends controversial US trips. Earlier this year, we reported on a planned visit to the United States by Helen Ukpabio, a Nigerian evangelical pastor responsible for a series of threatening and dangerous campaigns in her home country against those accused of being being witches. Now, four months after…

Free UFO show nightly: Now with extra dimensional travel

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Ontario witnesses observe UFO enter inter-dimensional doorway An Ontario witness suggests that some UFOs may be inter-dimensional rather than ‘extraterrestrial’. What do you think? An Ontario, Canada witness reports seeing a UFO enter into an apparent inter-dimensional doorway on 28 April 2012 according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The…