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Cobras on the loose in California and The Netherlands

In most places, cobras are illegal to own. Their venom is highly neurotoxic. But collectors and zoos can get permits to own the animals. Occasionally, they escape. As snakes do. It may make the neighbors quite upset with you. Dutch town on high alert over escaped deadly cobra – Telegraph. A small southern Dutch town…

Earthquake lights reported along with Sunday’s Napa event (Update video)

One of my favorite mysterious natural phenomena has been reported in conjunction with the recent California earthquake. Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake « CBS San Francisco. Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in…

Exotic lion on the loose in California? (Update)

See UPDATE below. Originally published on 4-Aug-2014 Mystery animal roaming California neighborhood was caught on a security camera. Experts say it’s not a cougar but resembles a lion, leopard or older dog. Of course the headlines have to make the most outrageous assumption. African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video. Grainy surveillance footage of…

California town doesn’t want psychic business and I have to side with the psychic here!

The Yucaipa, California planning commission is giving a psychic a real hard time about a permit to operate his home-based business. But not for the reasons you’d think. In fact, I’d have to side with the psychic here, these people are prejudiced for the most ignorant reasons. Planners split on contentious permit for psychic reader…

Cranktastic: Media gives attention to nonsense earthquake prediction

Color me very irritated that mainstream media are giving this story ANY attention whatsoever. It’s not new, it’s not news, and it has zero basis in reality but may create a panic. Good going media for passing on unethical nonsense as sciencey-looking news, once again. ANY crank can say “earthquakes are predictable”. Words are cheap and…

Scientology-affliated Narconon still allowed in California schools

The San Francisco Chronicle has an expose piece on Scientology-based Narconon program slithering back into California schools. Narconon: Misleading antidrug program back in public schools – SFGate. Despite the state’s warning in 2005, dozens of California public schools have welcomed Narconon into their classrooms. “Students now have a broad understanding of drug addiction, its consequences,…

Giant anchovy die-off pollutes Marina Del Rey

A mass death in the shallows has caused a big smelly problem for residents of the waterfront California town. 70,000 Fish Turn Up Dead in Marina Del Rey | NBC Southern California. Authorities are trying to determine what caused tens of thousands of fish to turn up dead in the waters off Marina del Rey…

There was a rare holy sky in California

The Daily Mail and other sensational media sites are associating this hole in the clouds with a UFO but… it’s a hole in the clouds, unique but not mysterious. Will this type of media EVER just Google to find a reasonable answer? DON’T ANSWER. I’ll just get depressed. What is This Weird Thing in the…

Student assignment on Holocaust denial sparks appropriate public outrage

A GIGANTIC mistake by teachers in a California 8th grade classroom where the students were given an assignment on Holocaust denial. EXCLUSIVE: Rialto Unified defends writing assignment on confirming or denying Holocaust. The Rialto Unified School District is defending an eighth-grade assignment that asks students to debate in writing whether the Holocaust was “merely a…

Swifts invade California home through the chimney

A flock of birds invade a home in California by flying down the chimney. Hundreds Of Birds Fly Into Exeter Woman’s Home – KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source. An Exeter woman describes the scene inside her home as real-life version of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds.” That’s after a huge…

Boom boom, it’s not great to be crazy

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…

California businesses looking for water with divination

Dowsing is based on magical thinking. In desperate times, people will reach for anything. California farmers hire dowsers to find water – The Washington Post. With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious and some say foolhardy tool for locating underground water: dowsers, or water witches. Practitioners of…

Polio-like syndrome seen in California

Other than very scary, what IS this? Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California. A mysterious polio-like syndrome has affected as many as 25 California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery. “What’s we’re seeing now is bad. The best-case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all…

Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?

Too many snakes, a messed up owner, and a HORRID smell. Police finally raid a house and find a disaster. ‘House of horrors’ loaded with live, dead pythons. The smell wafting from the house was bad, to put it mildly. It was the result of more than 200 dead pythons, 200 still-living snakes, and a…

Conjoined whale twins washed on shore in California

They did not make it but have been removed for study. Conjoined gray whale calves discovered in Baja California lagoon; find could be a first | GrindTV.com. Scientists in Mexico’s Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Scammon’s Lagoon, on Sunday discovered conjoined gray whale calves, and it could be the first documented case of Siamese twin…

Salinas crop circle was NVIDIA promotion

Processor manufacturer NVIDIA releases word that the crop circle discovered in a Salinas California barley field was a promotional image for their latest mobile processor, the Tegra K1. They say it’s out of this world. Salinas Crop Circle and Project 192 | NVIDIA Blog. So, when our Tegra team tried to figure out how to tell this…