Tag Archive for Canada

Witnesses say man catching on fire was “supernatural”

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This headline is slightly deceiving. For hits, I suspect. Man wakes up on fire in Edmonton home; witnesses call it spontaneous combustion. The truth is there seems to be nothing to connect this to spontaneous HUMAN combustion. That is, people just bursting into flames for no obvious reason does not really happen. A man suffered second…

Discovery Channel: Jumped the shark long ago, now just despicable

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Once again, Discovery Channel shows they are not science-based and will even pull unethical stunts to get ratings. Epic. Fail. We posted the link in the leftovers of 16-July to the story in Canada’s National Post about a video that purportedly showed a bull shark spotted in Lake Ontario. The best answer at the time…

“Culturally appropriate alternative medicines” for leukemia may mean death

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This is the Sarah Hershberger case only with Native healing treatments. Dr. to Ojibwes, “anyone who says that traditional medicine works should be thrown in jail” McMaster Children’s Hospital delivered a message to the Sault family Wednesday with an ultimatum; either bring their daughter Makayla back to McMaster or another hospital for chemotherapy, or treat…

Vaccine misinformation winning in British Columbia

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More news on the harm that vaccine safety misinformation does. Thanks Jenny McCarthy! B.C. vaccination rates drop amid ‘misinformation’ campaign | CTV Vancouver News. An organized campaign by anti-vaccination groups to sow doubt about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines has helped push some vaccination rates among kindergarten-aged children in B.C. to their lowest levels…

Mysterious lights scared cows near Calgary

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If I had to bet, sounds like a prank. UFO sightings in Nanton have people looking to skies south of Calgary. Sam Martine, who lives just west of the town about 100 km south of Calgary, said two mysterious lights appeared about 11 p.m. in the sky above her neighbour’s house about 400 metres away.…

Tragic death by escalator

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I have heard of people’s clothing or hair getting stuck but this went one step further. Montreal woman dies after her scarf becomes stuck in subway escalator | News.com.au. A WOMAN has died after her scarf got caught in an escalator in a Montreal subway stop. The woman was riding the down escalator at the…

Misinformation is the dangerous path to flu deaths

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Earlier we had stories about deaths in Tennessee and Texas. Now, more. Get your flu shots, people! It can be a matter of life and death. 3 dead in Oakland Co. after contracting the flu – Fox 2 News Headlines. The Oakland County Health Department says three people have died after contracting the flu. The…

UFOs seen regularly for 3 years in Quebec

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Here is something you don’t hear about much, a long running observation of UFOs that appear regularly. Family claims to have spotted UFOs near Montreal. A Quebec family has been seeing strange lights in the sky for three years, and QMI Agency also observed the phenomenon this month. At 6 p.m. on Jan. 9, a…

Surprise! Wolverines found on Canadian island, and eats fish

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The wolverine population is spreading. And evolving new habits. Salmon-eating wolverines found for first time on island off B.C.’s coast. Evidence shows the often-reclusive wolverine has taken up residence for the first time on an island off British Columbia’s Central Coast and the animal’s eating habits have changed along with its relocation. The study, published…

These peanuts have a bite to them

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This was a bit weird. Loose tooth pops up in peanuts | Toronto Sun. A couple’s New Year’s Eve celebration came to a halt after making a grisly discovery in a bag of Safeway-brand Spanish peanuts. A human tooth. That is the claim made by Michaela Epp after her boyfriend, Graham Calder, accidentally bit down…

Chimaera fish photo stirs interest

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A strange looking mystery fish is identified. Arctic mystery fish identified – North – CBC News A University of Windsor researcher has identified a strange fish caught recently in Nunavut waters. Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network, says the fish some speculated was a goblin shark is actually the mysterious “long-nosed chimaera” — mysterious because they’re rarely…

What you want might not be in there but what you don’t want just may be

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A study to be published Friday in the journal BMC Medicine concludes that people taking herbals and dietary supplements are not always getting what they pay for. Herbal remedies study: Natural products often mislabelled | Toronto Star. [W]hen scientists from the University of Guelph scoured the DNA in a number of herbal products, they found…