Wayward budgie tells police his address, goes home

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Lost budgie taken home after it recites entire address – Telegraph. The bird escaped from a house in the Sagamihara district of Yokohama on Sunday morning, Kyodo News reported, and made its way to the city centre. After finding its way into a hotel, it came to rest on the shoulder of one of the…

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…

Add arsenic, stir — Breitbart trail of conspiracy

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Trail of Death: Breitbart Coroner Turns Up Dead, Arsenic Poisoning Suspected Veteran Los Angeles coroner forensic technican Michael Cormier had died, apparently due to arsenic poisoning. The 61 year old Cormier was discovered dead on April 20th – the same day the city officials had released their preliminary autopsy report on the death of conservative…

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…

Earthquake-predicting failure and serial pseudoscientist Croft gets more attention

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In another update to our article about Serial pseudoscientist predicts huge earthquake event for March 22 (Update: FAIL) at least one independent “reporter” has failed to do basic fact checking and is inadvertently helping Terral Croft turn his failed prediction into a win in the minds of his readership. This reporter bills himself as a…

Seal Beach mystery creature

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Mystery Creature Washes Ashore in Seal Beach – wsbt.com. An unidentified creature was discovered Wednesday by a woman taking her daily walk along the shore in Seal Beach. Karen Summers says she animal corpse didn’t look like anything she nad ever witnessed. She called officials from the Public Works Department, who arrived Friday morning and…

Think again: Religious belief affected by analytical thought

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A look at the kind of thinking that determines how religious we are A new University of B.C. study suggests analytical thinking can be harmful to religious faith. The psychology report, published today in the prestigious journal Science, reveals that religious belief drops after subjects perform analytical tasks or are exposed to Rodin’s sculpture The…

Biodynamic wine is a witches brew of magical thinking

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B.C.’s Summerhill winery seeks biodynamic certification. Summerhill Pyramid Winery CEO Ezra Cipes admits there are elements of biodynamic farming that sound more like witchcraft than modern agriculture, but he insists you can taste the results in a superior glass of wine. In the biodynamic process, herbs such as camomile, nettles and dandelions may be stuffed…

Seafoam spectacular in Seaton Bay

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Devon residents enjoy unexpected foam party on Seaton Bay beach Residents from a quiet seaside town in Devon have received an unexpected invitation to a foam party after one washed up on Seaton Bay sea front during yesterday’s bad weather. The strange sea foam arrived on the south coast of England last night and covered…

Skeptics on TV: Anderson Cooper allows the rational voices to be heard regarding aliens

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TV Skeptic: A 'balanced' discussion of UFOs on 'Anderson' – latimes.com. Anderson Cooper presented a show on “Are we being visited by aliens from space?”. Now, the topic itself caters to the sensational aspect of news that Anderson has taken up, with celebrity interviews being the other half of the daytime talk show. But, he…

Serious searchers seeking Sasquatch, or Shenanigans? (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.…

Amputee patient sues osteopath who provided holistic treatment

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Woman sues after arm amputated following holistic procedure Danielle Rousseau accuses osteopath Pierre Coallier of misdiagnosing her medical condition and she says she nearly died. Rousseau, who lives on Montreal’s south shore, says she had been visiting Coallier for three years to deal with a neck strain. She said one treatment in August 2010 left…

Syfy announces gaggle of ghost shows. Gag.

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Just when you thought it was safe now that Grant is gone from Ghost Hunters… Syfy Announces New Paranormal Reality Series and Projects. 3 new paranormal shows are coming up on the Syfy network! School Spirits – Premieres June 2012 – School Spirits will tell true ghost stories of hauntings that have happened at schools…

Canadian pediatricians booting out children of anti-vaxers

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Pediatricians in Canada discharging unvaccinated children. Pediatricians in Canada are starting to discharge children whose parents refuse to have them vaccinated. More and more, doctors are taking a stand when their medical advice is being ignored, said Dr. Hirotaka Yamashiro, chair of the pediatrics section for the Ontario Medical Association and president of the Pediatricians…

Plant, animal or something in between? Amateur fossil finder consults experts with discovery.

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Mysterious ‘Monster’ Discovered by Amateur Paleontologist For 70 years, academic paleontologists have been assisted by a dedicated corps of amateurs known as the Dry Dredgers. Recently, one amateur found a very large and very mysterious fossil that has the professionals puzzled. Around 450 million years ago, shallow seas covered the Cincinnati region and harbored one…