Remains of the day 25 Oct 2013

Busy busy news day. Good, bad and interesting news to hold you through the weekend. Also, if you feel this website has value please make a one-time donation of $5 -$25, we would surely appreciate it. See side bar. —>>> Mystery noise in Hoddesdon caused by flood | Hoddesdon News & Broxbourne News Hertfordshire. Hoaxes…

Mean squirrel vandalizes bikes in Iowa

Squirrel caught vandalizing Estherville, Iowa, professor’s bicycle. A strange case of vandalism was solved Thursday, when a squirrel was caught vandalizing a math professor’s bicycle at Iowa Lakes Community College. The ravenous rodent chewed through two tires, a bicycle seat, a headlight and a taillight in incidents Wednesday and Thursday. This is weird. Why is…

Radar anomaly was military chaff

Did you know about this stuff? I didn’t. Now I do. Mystery Radar Blob Reveals Odd Man-Made Phenomenon | LiveScience. On June 4, meteorologists in Huntsville, Ala., noticed a “blob” on their radar screen that looked like a strong thunderstorm, despite the fact the sun was shining and not a drop of rain could be…

Tipping God for being healed?

I’m not sure I really understand this in the way the researchers explain. Supernatural Experiences Trigger Religious Donations, Baylor Researcher Finds. People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be “religious givers,” with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that work in other transactions — whether that be…

Class action suit against Kids Relief homeopathic products

An INTERESTING case against a homeopathy manufacturer in the U.S. Parents Call Kids’ Medicines Snake Oil. Parents claim in a class action that a homeopathic medicine maker targets children for its “worthless” products called “Kids Relief,” and has “wrongfully taken millions of dollars” through misleading marketing. Lead plaintiff Jessica Medina sued HomeoLab USA, a Delaware-based…

Police mistake printer parts for gun parts

Uh, oops? 3D-printed “gun parts” are actually spare parts for the printer | News | PC Pro. Police in Manchester have arrested a man for 3D printing the components to a gun – but some have suggested the objects actually appear to be spare printer parts. Police raided the home in Baguley, Manchester yesterday, finding…

Exorcism… Yada yada yada

A topic that really yanks my chain – exorcists. Exorcism: It hasn’t gone away you know. | Irish Examiner. Exorcists have always been recognised by the Catholic Church and an updated rite has been put in place, with regular courses for priests, in Rome. And since the last papacy, under Benedict XVI, the rest of…

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.…