The Strange remains the same for 12 Dec 2013

A lovely array of leftovers today. (Hey, I made a rhyme!) Dan Aykroyd’s Asperger’s Fueled ‘Ghostbusters’ Obsession. Man convicted of the gruesome slaying of an American Fork woman and her baby says he’s tormented by ghosts : AFCITIZEN.com. Report: Official who OK’d Obama birth papers dies in crash. The Independent Investigations Group – Mermaid Skeleton…

Dog eats seven golf balls: Owner is teed off

I’ve heard of “Hoover dogs” that vacuum up everything, but this is ridiculous. Sometimes dogs are just stupid. Dog lucky to be alive after eating seven golf balls | East Grinstead Courier & Observer. Owner Tim Norris rushed his peckish pooch to the vets’ thinking his pet had swallowed a single ball at Royal Ashdown…

Something’s in the way: Seattle tunnel path blocked

What has stopped the drill bit is unknown. Engineers have to investigate. Don’t panic, yet. The mystery continues: What is blocking tunneling machine under Seattle. The Transportation Department and contractors building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle are trying to identify the mystery object that has blocked their tunnel boring machine. The machine called Bertha…

Another toilet snake incident. *cringe*

Ouch. Too many euphemisms… Snake bites man’s penis. Kwabena Nkrumah was attending to nature’s call at a public toilet facility in a deplorable state at Faaman when he suddenly felt a sharp pain at the tip of his manhood. When he starred deep into the toilet, Nkrumah, who is a porter, nearly collapsed as he…

Some funny quantum entanglement business on Deepak Chopra’s Wikipedia page

We posted recently about the kerfuffle between Rupert Sheldrake, Deepak Chopra and the head of the Guerrilla Skepticism project on Wikipedia, Susan Gerbic. The rantings of Chopra took an interesting turn when people started looking into his own Wikipedia page. He who lives in glass houses, yada yada yada… Quantum variations in Wikipedia rules –…

Burzynski gets FDA smackdown letters

The parade of bad press and trouble for Stanislaw Burzynski is sweet music to proponents of science-based medicine as Dr. B gets his ass handed to him by the FDA. FDA issues warning to controversial Houston cancer doctor. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a strongly worded warning letter to a controversial Houston physician, Stanislaw Burzynski,…

The Strange remains the same for 11 Dec 2013

Lovely leftover links for you this evening. 2 Unicorns for sale. Must go together.. A Hypnotherapist Built a Career on Alien Abductions, and Her Experiences May Unnerve You – Page 1 – News – Los Angeles – LA Weekly. Mystery of boy who ‘fell from the sky’and landed in Coventry – Telegraph. We’ve covered almost…

Claims that a misinformative TV show possibly caused an extra 2000 heart attacks

In an update to an earlier story about an Australian TV show that scared patients regarding their heart medicine, there is more startling news. Catalyst: Heart Foundation survey raises more concerns over ABC’s controversial cholesterol medication episode. A controversial ABC television program that called cholesterol medication “toxic” could be responsible for causing 2000 more heart…

The Strange remains the same for 10 Dec 2013

Whoa, got a veritable cornucopia of leftovers for you this midnight. Enjoy… From Smaug to the Clangers: a brief history of dragons | Film | The Guardian. Playing pretend scientists. Group of former lawmen to investigate Brown Mountain Lights, Bigfoot – The News Herald: News. Why Eerie Green Lightning Zapped an Erupting Volcano | LiveScience. Five…

Word puzzle contains hidden insult: “Murdoch is evil’

Deliberate or accidental? Hmm. Awfully convenient coincidence. Insult about Rupert Murdoch buried in Sunday Telegraph puzzle. Eagle-eyed readers of last weekend’s newspaper may have spotted an unusual assemblage of letters in Harry the Dog’s regular word puzzle. The puzzle, on page 79, had an “animals of Indonesia” theme, with readers asked to spot words such…

There is no excuse for listening to the ludicrous ravings of celebrities

This appears to be another case of Hollywood celebs trying to keep as much attention as possible even if it means saying really crazy stuff. Or, in other news, DON’T listen to celebrities pontificate about history. Tila Tequila Claims ‘Hitler Was A Good Man,’ Paul Walker’s Murder Was ‘Ritualistic’: LAist. Tila Tequila, the former reality…