Crocodile bile WAS NOT CONFIRMED as cause of dozens of deaths

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Dozens of people dead and many reported sick from poisoned beer in Mozambique, but is there REALLY a connection to crocodile bile? Even though that is making the headlines, this portion has NOT been confirmed. Mozambique links contaminated beer deaths to crocodile bile– The Guardian. Health authorities in Mozambique believe the contaminated beer that killed…

The Strange remains the same for 12 January 2015

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Liverpool’s big bang theory solved: it was a gas canister explosion – Liverpool Echo. Did Meteorite Carve Icy Antarctic Crater?. Brandon experiments exposed – Winnipeg Free Press. snopes.com: 69 Dead After Drinking Crocodile Bile Poison Beer. The mysterious case of the missing manta bits | Deep Sea News. Why can’t these idiots outrun a hobbling…

Psychic kicks off plan to “teach” telepathy and psychokinesis in 500 public schools

Out-Uri-ing Geller: Gerard Senehi must be for real -- he can bend TWO spoons!

Guest Post by Bo Gardiner The Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics recently hired a psychic to deliver his first in a program series for high school students designed to help them “reflect on their beliefs, values, and purpose”. Bronx School Hires Psychic to Build Kids’ Self-Esteem – Claremont – DNAinfo.com New York. Mentalist and mind reader…

Remains of the weekend 10-11 January 2015

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It was a quiet weekend. Keep sending me those links at editor@doubtfulnews.com New contributors WANTED! Jet stream blasts BA plane across Atlantic in record time – Telegraph. Two Dead After Being Trampled by Camel. (Texas!) Perpetual motion device unveiled at CES – Boing Boing. Easter Island’s Demise May Have Surprising New Explanation.

The Strange remains the same for 9 January 2015

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‘The Phoenix Lights’ UFO Conspiracy Film – Clip | Deadline. Boy was sacrificed in want of child: Cops – The Times of India. ‘Psychic’ accused of theft arrested after 2 decades. What is the source of the loud ‘booms’ in central Oklahoma? | Oklahoma City – OKC – KOCO.com. Residents report mysterious booms in central…

Vaccines required but some remain ignorantly defiant

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A series of articles showed up online today highlighting mandated vaccinations. Some people, however, continue to hold misinformed views and are willing to sacrifice for it. Foster mom says she’s willing to lose infant over flu shot mandate In Washington state, foster families are under a new mandate that everyone in their house needs a…

Will TV be less worse from now on? We are skeptically optimistic!

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We’re seeing a trend. First, Cosmos does well. Then, SyFy announces that they will cut development on “reality” paranormal shows. Now there is news that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting his OWN TV TALK SHOW and the new Discovery Channel president is saying some very interesting and positive things. This may be something… As we linked…

It’s frost quake season in North America!

The seismic signal of a frost quake, as recorded by a seismometer in Ontario. Photo: Natural Resources Canada

As reports of mystery booms continue every week, we finally have confirmation that the weather services have determined that frost quakes are occurring in Eastern Canada and even in the U.S. ‘Frost quake’ shakes Montreal’s West Island – Montreal – CBC News. Some residents on Montreal’s West Island were shaken early Tuesday morning by a…

The Strange remains the same for 08 January 2014

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Claim: Artist Banksy drew a cartoon about the Charlie Hebdo murders Discovery Channel shows won’t be fake any more. Teen’s forced chemo may continue, Connecticut court rules Health alert after Disneyland linked to measles outbreak – LA Times. Are Oil and Gas Industries Behind the Rare Texas Earthquakes?. Potential Signs of Ancient Life in Mars…

The Strange Remains the same for 7 January 2015

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OHIO COUPLE MARRIED FOR 69 YEARS DIE JUST 8 HOURS APART. University of Pennsylvania Taking Serious Look at Ghost Hunting | Top Secret Writers. The Outer Banks Voice – Search for the Lost Colony ‘Extraordinary discovery’ at western Albemarle Sound site. Cops: Woman in apartment under daughter may have died in ’13 – WTOP. Conservative…

Tenpenny’s anti-vaccination tour hits a snag in Australia (Update)

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This isn’t censorship, it is a public health stance. There is no excuse for allowing peddling of ridiculous anti-science nonsense that endangers the lives of children. Pro-vaccine advocates wish to disallow Tenpenny to have a soapbox to spout anti-vax propaganda. Sherri Tenpenny: Sydney venue cancels seminar of US anti-vaccination campaigner. Pressure is mounting against a planned…

White tiger dies from cobra bite in Indian zoo

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It’s unclear how this happened but the death has prompted an outcry about the animal’s housing conditions, the breeding of white tigers, and the safety and security of zoo animals. Black cobra’s bite kills white tiger at Indore zoo, snake paralysed. On Saturday morning, the zoo officials found the two-year-old tiger, Rajan, unconscious, bleeding from…

Ohio “alien” creature sighting may have logical explanation

Drawing of creature seen near Cincinnati, Ohio on Dec 12, 2014. "Coming home, just over a small incline and it ran across the road in front of our truck, into the woods."

On January 5, DN noted this piece in the Strange Remains –  Strange creature reported in Carmel area – The Highland County Press – Hillsboro, Ohio. Ron McGlone, an investigator with Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), said “The witness was driving near Carmel on Dec. 12, 2014, came up over a hill and saw a 7′…

Antiscience film, The Principle, to be in a few theaters soon

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Bait and switch? Check. Pseudoscience? Check. Slicky packaged propaganda? Check. Overhyped idiocy? CHECK! This film has it ALL! In an update to our story last April where several well known personalities were finagled into participation in a film about a long discarded theory of the universe, the film is set to be released later this…

Ancient interplanetary planes create disruption at Indian Science Congress

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What a strange topic for “science” conference. This is possibly another indication of India’s problem separating science fact from fiction. Or just rampant nationalism propaganda? ‘Ancient Indian Planes Could Travel From One Planet to Another’. Aeroplanes existed in India 7,000 years ago and they travelled from one country to another and from one planet to…

Teen treated for “environmental sensitivity” commits suicide, doctor reprimanded

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On December 15, 2014, the Disciplinary Committee of the Ontario College found that a medical doctor committed an act of professional misconduct, in that she has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession with respect to one patient. She treated her for environmental sensitivities when she instead had psychological problems. There seems…

Another case of neck trauma reported after chiropractic manipulation

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A newly published case study reveals that a young woman experienced neck trauma after chiropractic adjustment. As more of these incidents come to light, chiropractic side effects are seen to be a hazard, real, and totally UNNECESSARY. Chiropractic has genuine risks to weigh against any possible (disputed) benefits. Is it worth it? Vertebral artery dissection…

The Strange remains the same for 05 January 2015

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The Town Without Wi-Fi | Washingtonian. Mystery over how €640,000 wind turbine crashed to earth – Independent.ie. Strange creature reported in Carmel area – Hillsboro, Ohio. Mystery of funky ‘disco’ clam’s flashing revealed — ScienceDaily. Mysterious Boom In Luzerne County | WNEP.com.(Northeastern Pennsylvania) Science and the AAAS sell their souls to promote pseudoscience in medicine…

Animal sacrifices in Bolivia, or just a scary assumption?

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This article has been translated but also contains NO facts, just plenty of “factoids” we are supposed to assume are substantiated. Don’t be too sure. Nothing scares a community quite like the idea of Satanists in their midsts. Satanists sacrificing animals in Bolivia, activists say | Fox News Latino. Animal rights groups allege that animals…

Remains of the weekend 3-4 January 2015

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Ah well, the year in doubtful news is starting off very low on the intelligence ladder with the usual piss-poor “evidence” for our favorite legendary monster. Fisherman Says He Saw Bigfoot Bathing … And He Sent Us A Picture! and Arizona Department Of Transportation Says They Spotted Family Of Bigfoot On Traffic Camera. ‘The most convincing…

Discovery News gives Earhart researcher kudos for unverified claims

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How completely ridiculous! Why give this guy any accolades at all? He’s found nothing verifiable. This seems par for the course for the news coverage of the Earhart mystery. Earhart-Searcher Ric Gillespie: DNews Person of the Year : Discovery News. Aviation researcher Richard Gillespie has spent decades investigating one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries:…

The Strange remains the same for the last day of 2014

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Treat for UFO Enthusiasts, coffin-like object spotted on the surface of Mars Man charged in alleged exorcism Cyclone Tracy: Aboriginal people foresaw ‘bad event’ in Darwin Debunkings are Part of the Conspiracy: A Follow-Up on the Boyd Bushman Alien Video Claims – JREF. Black-eyed ghosts and giant mutant rats: the scare stories that nearly destroyed Britain…

Some rejoice in their fortunes to not be on doomed plane

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Here we go with luck and divine intervention nonsense again… What makes these people special in the eyes of God compared to those who tragically died? It’s called… coincidence. Illness, missed emails save 15 from Flight QZ8501 – CNN.com. Some may call it serendipity, others divine intervention. Either way, circumstances prevented two families from boarding…

Mystery booms of Idaho explosively explained

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In the leftovers of 29 December, we posted a link to a story about mystery booms in Idaho. Another mysterious explosion heard in Bingham County; residents in Riverside say boom shook their homes This has now apparently been solved; it was exploding targets. Bingham County Sheriff: Exploding targets are source of mystery “booms” Bingham County Sheriff…

The Strange remains the same for 30 December 2014

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Eric Metaxas: Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God – WSJ (subscription only). No, no it doesn’t. What planet are YOU on? Claim: A unique planetary alignment on Jan. 4, 2015 will cause partial weightlessness on earth. Two sons get mother beaten to death by occultist for good luck – Hindustan Times. Mystery Object Appears Near…

TB Joshua continues to be psychically full of BS

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Once again, ridiculous preacher TB Joshua claims he predicted the latest air disaster. Missing Jet prophesy: UK High C’ssner taunts TB Joshua The UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin has scoffed at Pastor TB Joshua over his claim that he predicted the disappearance of AirAsia’s Indonesia flight QZ8501 months before the incident occurred. The…

Remains of the weekend 27-28 December 2014

Hole punch cloud appeared on Christmas Day in Iowa.

‘Miracle cure’ exposed as bleach | Herald Sun. Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study | The BMJ. Video: Rogue ostrich causes commotion by racing cars on busy Chinese highway Power of Prayer? ‘Miracle’ Priest Rises from Wheelchair and Walks – NBC News.com. Mexico Crop…

Water divining in Australia: A fictional portrayal does not make for fact

Dowsing has been tested for centuries. It's never been proven to work better than chance.

A mainstream Australian media outlet publishes a ridiculous, unsupported bunch of hooey suggesting water diviners have some special physical powers to detect water. There’s a claim chock full of holes – like a leaky bucket, all the truth eventually streams out and nothing is left. Water diviners, dowsers, may have special sensitivity to electromagnetism. [M]y…

Proposed legislation aims to put nasty chemical in raw milk for safety

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We have a followup to this story: “Natural” does not mean safe: Child dead in Australia after consuming raw milk. To defeat those who consume the milk (because of the lack of “chemicals” or because they think it is more healthful), the new regulations would require an additive to unpasteurized milk to make it undrinkable. Victoria…