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Indian lawyers convinced their local court house is haunted

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If it’s such a haunted place, why do we have the same low-quality evidence that is only convincing to believers? This is another example of believing is seeing. Lawyers, staff in Delhi’s Karkardooma court complex convinced that it’s haunted. The usual cacophony of lawyers, petitioners and visitors at the Karkardooma Court Complex has of late…

‘Telepathy’ experiment suffers from overzealous news editors

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The headline sounds magical and makes people excited for the reality of psi but… take a closer look. This is not psychic, it’s technology. ‘Telepathy’ experiment sends 1st mental message – Yahoo News. For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact…

Suspected man-eating tiger killed in India

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Tigers and humans vying for the same space is NOT a good combination. The tigers lose. ‘Man-eating’ tiger shot dead in India’s Maharashtra. Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. The tiger, described as a “man-eater” by authorities, killed the…

Professor claims he’s victim of phantom “air pressure magneto sex therapy”

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I knew that would get you to click the link. Just what the heck is that? Honestly, it sounds suspiciously like sleep paralysis. Spooked professor cries attack from blood-sucker spirit. X-files of Madhya Pradesh [India] police are replete with complaints of blood-curdling spirits on prowl, forcing police on a blind chase of the supernatural. And…

This problem has teeth, lots of them

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Oh my gosh, this poor kid! Surgeons remove 232 teeth from Indian teenager – Yahoo News. Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right…

Human-like depictions in Indian cave art? Nope, aliens.

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I need a shortcut name for these ridiculous evidence-devoid stories that make you scratch your head as to WHY it would be printed in any media outlet except as a joke. In this story, the depictions must be aliens because… because… it makes for a snappy headline. Who needs evidence? 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens…

Swami versus Guru: Sai Baba was no godman or god

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Happy Tuesday morning with religious groups talking smack about each other in India. Religious leader Swami Shree Swaroopananda Saraswati ji says guru Sai Baba is a conspiracy to create division among Hindus. Shankaracharya vs Sai Baba: Devotees seethe with anger as Sai Baba’s cult is challenged – daily.bhaskar.com. A complaint has been lodged against Swami Swaroopanand in…

Elephant attacks house; finds the crying baby interesting

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In an area where man-animal conflicts are common, a raging elephant destroyed a house in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Monday night but reacted very differently upon hearing a crying under the debris. Elephant pulls down house in Bengal, then rescues 10-month-old baby trapped under debris – The Times of India. The child’s father, Dipak…

On the usefulness of dogs

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Even stray dogs know what they are supposed to do, keep their people save from those nasty big cats. Stray dog chases away leopard from housing complex | Deccan Chronicle. Ulhas Gawde, Secretary of the New Dindoshi Hill View co-op housing society, was quoted as saying in report: “On February 26, the CCTV captured the…

Loose leopard leaps and leaves

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With another area of India already troubled by a man-eating tiger still on the loose, now a leopard has wandered into an urban area. The message is clear — the wild animals were here first. Leopard sparks panic in India by wandering into hospital and cinema. A leopard has sparked panic in a north Indian…

India to declare victory over polio

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And now for some good news. In a cautiously optimistic declaration of victory,  and despite the best efforts of anti-immunization groups, it appears that the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to declare India free of polio. India Manages to Free Itself of Polio (WSJ.com): The World Health Organization plans to announce on Monday that India…

Another anti-superstition bill proposed in Indian state

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Another state in India proposed an anti-superstition bill. We’ve covered the dangerous superstitious practices rampant in India in modern times. Is the tide turning against these historical behaviors? Karnataka anti-superstitious bill: 13 rituals considered evil practices – The Times of India. Thirteen superstitious rituals have classified as evil practices and amount to severe punishment according…