Remains of the day 24 Oct 2013

Hope you had a happy Thors Day. Here are the lovely leftovers. A press release promoting new TV show, “When Ghosts Attack”. Typical nonsense propaganda, meaningless biased poll numbers. Political Opinion May Be Conflicting, But Belief In Ghosts Crosses Party Lines!. Reality Check: We all need it (Book review) | Doubtful — by Sharon Hill.…

Mystery hum in Southampton is fish mating call

There appears to be an explanation for the unknown and unnerving hum in Southampton. It’s not from industry but from nature. Scientists believe the noise could be being caused by midshipman fish looking for mates in an estuary nearby in Hythe, near Southampton in Hampshire. Mystery hum keeping people awake may be love-making fish –…

Iennys was not well liked. In fact, he was cursed.

An interesting find… Ancient Magician’s Curse Tablet Discovered in Jerusalem | LiveScience. A lead curse tablet, dating back around 1,700 years and likely written by a magician, has been discovered in a collapsed Roman mansion in Jerusalem, archaeologists report. The text is written in Greek and, in it a woman named Kyrilla invokes the names…

Homo sapiens cognatus posited as new name for Bigfoot

Dr. Melba Ketchum has registered the name Homo sapiens cognatus to Zoo Bank. But what does that mean? From: ZooBank.org. Homo sapiens cognatus Ketchum in Ketchum, Wojtkiewicz, Watts, Spence, Holzenburg, Tolar, Prychitko, Zhang, Bollinger, Shoulders & Smith, 2013 The request was made November 18, 2012 and was just recently accepted in Nomenclatural Acts on the website…

Remains of the day 23 Oct 2013

Lovely leftovers today. Purring monkey and vegetarian piranha among 400 new Amazon species | Environment | theguardian.com. Life After Death? New Techniques Halt Dying Process. Traditional Chinese medicine origins: Mao invented it but didn’t believe in it.. Also, tune into to VIRTUAL SKEPTICS! Fun stuff.  

Lucrative psychic ring busted in Moscow

I do like these stories but there needs to be MANY more busts. Police Bust Moscow Psychic Ring | News | The Moscow Times. Police in Moscow have rounded up a gang of would-be psychics that earned around 200 million rubles ($6.3 million) by offering to solve people’s personal problems through magic, police said Wednesday.…

There’s gold in them thar trees!

Yes, it’s true but don’t get excited. Gold growing on trees? Scientists find small deposits in gumleaves | World news | theguardian.com. Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), have proved that the leaves of certain eucalyptus trees contain minute amounts of the precious metal that have been…

NZ black panther rumors continue

Is there a black panther in New Zealand? The data consists of anecdotes and a picture that SERIOUSLY just looks like a plane old normal cat. Elusive ‘panther’ may be on the move – National – NZ Herald News. Last week a delivery driver spotted what he described as a large cat-like animal feeding on…

Remains of the day 22 Oct 2013

We have a lovely selection of remains of the day today. Norway message in a bottle find sparks family appeal. Inside the quackish cult of alternative medicine. The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances | Science | The Observer. Important New Theory Explains Where Old Memories Go: Scientific American. A new project from the journal…

Occult altar and bones reportedly discovered in Denver house

Neighbors were surprised at what was found during the clean up of this house. 7NEWS – Police investigate possible human bones, ‘occult altar’ at vacant home in Lakewood – Local Story. Lakewood police are investigating the discovery of possible human bones and items which, they say, may have been used in “occult” religious ceremonies. The…

A wallaby haunts a London graveyard (UPDATE: Captured)

Not what you expect to see hopping around a London Cemetery! Video: Wallaby spotted in Highgate Cemetery – Telegraph. Visitor and volunteer coordinator Melanie Winyard said someone first spied the marsupial, which belongs to the same family as the kangaroo, on Sunday. How he got there is unknown but a zoologist thinks it’s a Bennett’s…