Tag Archive for nonsense

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…

The number mumblers on ‘2014’

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If you resolve one thing this year, resolve to stop buying into to utter nonsense. You will go far, my friend. What numerologists predict for 2014 | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com. If you believe numbers hold special meaning, 2014 will be a year of introspection. 2014 is a “seven year” (To get to seven, add up…

Animal Planet’s downward plunge – more mermaids

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For some incredibly ridiculous reason*, Discovery Network’s Animal Planet continues to push the idea that mermaid can be real. More spectacularly anti-intellectual, mystery mongering and outright FAKE footage coming your way this weekend with a mini Monster-themed programming schedule. *ad revenue BusinessMirror – Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ creeps back. ANIMAL Planet presents Monster Week, a…

Irish magic water for crops? Be VERY skeptical

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Red flags all over the place on this one. Doubtful is a not a strong enough word for this claim. Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides – Independent.ie. A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming…

Garbage in Garbage out formula for picking race winner

Boffin has a formula which he claims can predict the winner of the Grand National UK steeplechase which is complete and utter shite. Grand National: Formula to pick winning horse – UK – Scotsman.com. Professor William Hartston, who has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge, researched every winner of the world’s most famous horse race…

Homeopaths: “peddlers” of “rubbish”

She speaks some sense. About time. Homeopathy is ‘rubbish’, says chief medical officer – Telegraph. Professor Dame Sally Davies said she was “perpetually surprised” homeopathy was provided on the NHS, and branded homeopaths “peddlers.” Giving evidence to the Commons Science and Technology committee, she also expressed fears about the prescription of homeopathic remedies to treat…

For real? Chowmein consumption causing increase in rapes, say Indian council

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Local council in Northwest India has an interested theory about why rapes are on the rise there. Haryana khap blames consumption of chowmein for rapes A khap panchayat in Haryana’s Jind district has blamed consumption of chowmein behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state saying it leads to hormonal imbalance. “To my understanding,…

A revolution in pet communication! “Itch. Scratch.”

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Oh you CAN’T miss this new technology. COMPLETELY unsupported by science. You talk to your Pet …. Now Your pet can talk to you ! You talk to your pet every day …. Now they can talk to you! Introducing Rover Speaks …. utilizing the Ovilus speech technology and pattern / movement training it’s now…

Scorpion shaped Venusians

Life on Venus? Russian scientist claims to have seen ‘scorpion’ in probe photographs | Mail Online. A Russian scientist claims to have discovered life on Venus after analysing photographs taken by a Soviet probe that landed on the planet’s surface 30 years ago. The pictures – taken by the probe Venus-13 in 1982 – have…

Obligatory Friday the 13th story

Friday the 13th: the superstitions and the skeptics “If the thought of merely leaving the house this Friday the 13th has you spooked, you’re not alone. The Stress Management Centre and Phobia Institute, based in Asheville, N.C., estimates that $800 million to $900 million US is lost every time the 13th of the month falls…

Rule 1. Don’t get your science from Snooki. Also is rule 2 and 3.

Simon Cowell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Polizzi make celebrity ‘bad science’ list – Telegraph. Simon Cowell touts vitamins to keep him young. Snooki thinks the ocean is salty from whale sperm. Gwynnie swears by detox. Yep. Celebrities say the most ridiculous things. Tracey Brown, managing director at SAS, said there was no excuse for celebrities…

David Icke earns a fortune promoting the ridiculous

Wacky conspiracy theorist David Icke cashes in from world tour and booming book business He claims he’s the son of God and that the world is run by invisible aliens. Moreover he contends the Queen and most of the world’s leaders are the result of humans breeding with reptiles who live inside the moon which…

Ghost-Hunting Tools: I call them “phoney”

Digital Dustup Over Ghost-Hunting Tools – WSJ.com. In the digital dustup, purists prefer to collect data with widely accepted engineering tools to better convince a skeptical public. Other ghostbusters say the digital applications have the potential to open new avenues for tracking spirits, which many believe manipulate energy to communicate since they no longer have…