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Medical clowning around

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Clowning may prove productive. A Montreal hospital is sending in the clowns to see if they can help women conceive. Two professionally trained, university accredited medical clowns from Israel will present a conference at the McGill University Health Centre’s reproductive centre Thursday morning about the link between clowning and fertility rates, then mingle with willing…

Raphael’s Renaissance Rocky

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‘Sylvester Stallone’ spotted in 16th century painting | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies. In the spirit of John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, there is now Sylvester Stallone! There’s always something new to discover in Vatican City. Anthony Zonfrell, 20, a visitor to the holy city did a double take when he saw Sylvester Stallone in one…

Washington epidemic of Pertussis. Vaccinate!

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Whooping cough epidemic declared in Wash. state. Washington state’s worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher. It’s the first state to declare a…

Selma, CA allows fortune tellers but worries about religious issues. [Yes, main point is missed.]

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Fortune tellers OK’d in Selma Selma has lifted its unconstitutional ban on fortune tellers. The city also is taking steps to regulate how fortune telling businesses operate. The Selma City Council accomplished both things at an emotion-packed meeting Monday night. A standing-room-only crowd listened as speakers voiced two different views of fortune telling. A majority…

Lake monsters are sharks? Not likely.

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A Nessie monster of the North hiding in an Alaska lake? Or maybe just a sleeper shark? | Alaska Dispatch. For years, legendary tales from Scotland and Western Alaska described large animals or monsters thought to live in Loch Ness and Lake Iliamna. But evidence has been mounting that the Loch Ness and Lake Iliamna…

IV drip for your exam

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Exam-weary students in China receive amino-acid infusions. A strange series of photos has recently been circulating online showing an entire classroom full of high school students in China hooked up to IV drips. Apparently the students aren’t sick. Instead, they’re exhausted from cramming for the upcoming National College Entrance Exam (Gao Kao). So they’re all…

Bigfooters fallacy: Kill or no kill (Removed)

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REMOVED Why was this post removed? We at Doubtful News have decided that Bigfoot news is currently too absurd to warrant discussion on our site. There is no solid evidence that Bigfoot exists. Yet, TV shows and cryptozoology personalities have assumed the reality of the creature instead of considering all reasonable options to explain eyewitness reports.…

That Meryl: Complaint only steels resolve for anti-vax org

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SAVN complaint only steels resolve. Australian Vaccination Network president Meryl Dorey said efforts to stop the work of her organisation only steel her resolve. Last week a complaint was lodged by a member of Stop the AVN (SAVN) with the Minister of Racing George Souris, who is responsible for licensing of registered charities, alleging the…

Alien skulls: You have to be a rock head to find them

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This story is GREAT. It illustrates that amateurs can make some huge gaffs. Ask the experts first before assuming something completely preposterous. UFO: Missouri witness reports unidentified entity skull finding A Missouri witness reports finding a skull of an unidentified entity according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness…

New idea for Jack the Ripper: Killer was a woman

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Birmingham author claims Jack the Ripper was a WOMAN A Birmingham author has caused a storm among historians by claiming Jack the Ripper was a woman. Former solicitor John Morris, 62, has named Welsh-born Lizzie Williams as the Whitechapel monster – and claims she killed her victims because she could not have children. Lizzie was…

Australian commission takes down homeopathy claims for pertussis

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Watchdog blast homeopathy site over whooping cough The consumer watchdog has forced a homeopathy website to take down claims the whooping cough vaccine is dangerous. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the assertions by the Homeopathy Plus! website, which has ignored a previous order by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to publish a retraction of…

South Korea customs seized capsules made from dead babies

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South Korea cracks down on human flesh capsules from China South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday. The capsules were made in northeastern China from babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on…

New Jersey haunted rental nightmare is over, decided on The People’s Court

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The unreal estate case of the haunted rental house has been put to rest. After this story went ALL OVER the media, (see related posts below for more), the matter was finally settled on a TV show, The People’s Court. How appropriate. The haunted claimants lose. ‘Haunted house’ couple loses on ‘People’s Court’ People’s Court:…

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…