This is one shell of a weird lobster

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We like freaky lobsters here at DN. See our collection of stories. Here is another. Rare two-toned lobster intensifies coloration | GrindTV.com Harley Quinn, a star attraction at the Scarborough Sea Life Center in Britain, added to its legacy recently when it shed its shell and emerged with newer, more vibrant colors, leaving the crustacean…

For all the cows: The complicated tale of Cliven Bundy

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This story of Cliven Bundy and his neighbors against the U.S. Government officials is a hard one to follow. Read through this piece that presents the situation chronologically. Everything you need to know about the long fight between Cliven Bundy and the federal government. In the comments, note that one person mentions that the anti-government…

Preacher Helen Ukpabio, child “witch hunter”, encounters trouble with London tour

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The Born-again Christian Pentecostal preacher Helen Ukpabio is hitting some walls in her visit to London. For good reason. She believes that children who act up are servants of Satan. Call to ban ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who poses risk to children – The Independent. The Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to step in…

Defiant nurse loses her standing over alt med cancer treatments

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This lady is defiant about everything and has an issue with authority. She’s also wrong a lot. Therefore, she has been banned from practicing nursing in Australia. She was running a beauty salon anyway where she administered dangerous cancer treatments. Ban for nurse who used ‘dangerous alternative’ cancer treatments. The whistleblower nurse who made unsubstantiated…

The Big Bad Moon, used to sell fear to the superstitious

If the moon ever REALLY looks like this, we're DOOMED.

Tuesday, April 15th marks the first of four lunar “blood moon” eclipses over the next two years. The tetrad — or four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals — will all be visible over the United States during 2014 -2015. The other dates are Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015…

Vibrator fish

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Well this isn’t weird at all… Norway man finds adult toy in cod’s stomach – The Local. Will fish eat ANYTHING? Anything that looks even remotely like a cephalopod, I suppose. Bjørn Frilund was gutting a large cod he’d caught, when he felt a big lump in its belly. As he cut in, he first…

Glowing green glitch or ghost?

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A photographer finds something odd in his snapshots of an official event. Look: Was a ghost spotted during Irish President’s visit to Coventry? Telegraph photographer Joe Bailey had quite a shock when he went though his pictures taken at today’s Irish President visit to Coventry. For in those images he found a ghoulish green ‘ghost’…

Near death researcher Morse gets three years in prison

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In an update to the conviction of Melvin Morse for first and second-degree reckless endangerment of a child, he has been sentenced. Melvin Morse gets three years in waterboarding case – CapeGazette.com Former Georgetown pediatrician Melvin Morse was sentenced to three years in prison plus probation for waterboarding his stepdaughter. Morse apologized to his stepdaughter, who attended…

Amazing birth during crash

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The odds that this would turn out OK are low but here it is. Xiao Zhao bike crash: Unborn baby catapulted out of mother’s womb SURVIVES collision that killed his parents – Mirror Online. An unborn baby in China has survived after it was reportedly ‘thrown’ from his mother’s womb during a fatal motorcycle crash…

The Strange remains the same for 10 April 2014

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Bluetooth is named after Harald Blåtann (blåtann = bluetooth) a Norwegian Viking king back in the 10th century. – Mental Floss Homeopathy Awareness Week, April 10th-16th. Get the facts on homeopathy. BBC News – Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report. Alert over exploding whipped cream makers – The Local. Partnering with Benny…

Acupuncture is NOT risk free – Case report of serious injury to heart

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This may be a rare complication but it is STILL just one complication (an extremely serious one) for a treatment that has not shown to be beneficial. Therefore, the risk outweighs any benefit. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery | Life-threatening cardiac tamponade: a rare complication of acupuncture. A 48-year-old korean woman was brought to the emergency…

Boom boom, it’s not great to be crazy

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It’s not thunder, it’s not gas explosions. What is causing the mystery booms in Highgate? More mystery ‘explosions’ in Highgate baffle experts. Noise experts are scratching their heads over mysterious “explosions” in Highgate – after dozens of residents reported hearing 
another loud bang this week. People living in the Shepherd’s Hill and Archway Road area…

Though everyone else yelled “FAKE”, scholar says ‘Jesus’ wife’ evidence is genuine

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Another update to the back and forth about the piece of papyrus that suggests Jesus had a wife. Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say – NYTimes.com. A faded fragment of papyrus known as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity…

Of course it doesn’t work, there’s NOTHING IN IT

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Homeopathy fails. Again. And again. And again… A Major Australian Health Study Has Concluded Homeopathy Is A Total Joke, Doesn’t Work The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a draft information paper which says there’s no evidence that homeopathy is an effective health treatment. The review by the research council found there’s…

Thanks anti-vaxxers for putting babies in the hospital

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It’s time to brutally honest and spread the word. Mumps, pertussis and measles outbreaks are making kids sick. Very sick. This is almost entirely preventable. Get your children vaccinated or YOU are contributing to their suffering, even death. Mumps outbreak has sickened 153, including 9-month-old baby The number of Ohioans sickened in a mumps outbreak…

Oso landslide was an anomaly

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An article in Science magazine describes how geology and heavy rains contributed to the huge Oso landslide that flowed much farther than other slides of similar size. Even for Slide-Prone Region, Landslide Was Off the Chart (Subscription only) As Science went to press, 27 people in that community of Oso, an hour’s drive north of…

Some jerk peppered the playground

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Have you ever touched your lips or eyes after handling hot hot peppers? I have. Unfun. Someone is trying to compete with razor blades on playgrounds. It’s a sick society. Hot peppers on the playground lead to school evacuation | The Sideshow – Yahoo News. Habanero peppers hidden on a playground led to the evacuation…

The Strange remains the same 8 April 2014

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Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words. I’m sure the reason it’s so long is just to f**k with the people who have this phobia. ~Mental Floss ScienceShot: Oldest Cardiovascular System Found in Ancient Shrimplike Creature | Science/AAAS | News. Bigfoot killed and other infamous American hoaxes – seattlepi.com. Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The…

Tinted windows in Zambia means you’re a Satanist

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Villagers rioted and acused teachers in a local school of practicing Satanism. Mpika villagers accuse teachers of satanism. OVER two hundred villagers from Mapoma and surrounding areas in chief Kopa’s area on Wednesday rioted and threatened to beat up teachers at Mapoma Basic School, accusing them of practising Satanism. Sinkamba said the villagers started accusing…

Star Trek captain narrates anti-scientific film (Update: Sounds fishy)

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Why? We don’t know. Geocentrism is just WEIRD. ‘Star Trek’ actress lends her gravitas to film promoting idea that sun revolves around Earth. A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. “Everything we think we know about our universe is…

Spiders prefer Mazdas

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Mazda discovers: “A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line, potentially causing a restriction in the line.” BBC News – Spider invasion prompts Mazda software fix. Petrol-sniffing spiders have forced Mazda to issue a voluntary recall notice so it can apply a software fix to its cars. The yellow…

Let’s go have a drink at Chili’s! CHEERS

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When informed consumers go at your company, it’s advisable to pay attention. Is this latest skirmish between anti-vax promoters and a major restaurant chain a turning point in vaccination awareness? We covered this story in leftovers yesterday but it has hit the mainstream press today. I think that’s a VERY good thing. The autism org…