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Mad Markers of Mansions: myth or miscreants?

You smell gas, your legs no longer work, your husband sees a dark stranger outside, a neighbour picks up a cloth, sniffs it and keels over . 704 more words

Technology Of The Future or The Present Day?

I believe this to be true.

Have you ever wished you could be a fly on the wall to spy on what’s going on or being said? 229 more words


Do the sounds of trumpets from the sky signal the end of the world or another Internet hoax?

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – People around the world claim they’re hearing some strange noises in the sky, and no, it’s not another performance by Chuck Mangione… 170 more words


Gaddy Squares the Circle

Pi and Squaring the Circle – 3

In yesterday’s blog entry, Hobbes Squares the Circle, a video clip from YouTube, “Squaring the Circle with Gaddy’s Pi” was featured. 735 more words

In-the-Wild (organ) harvest?

Being a guitarist, I’ve never really devoted much time to organ harvesting. (Sorry: I never could resist a pun, the worse the better.) In fact, there’s a long-standing urban myth about people in the US being drugged and waking up to find themselves in a bath of ice minus one of their kidneys, which has inspired several books/stories, movies and TV programmes. 176 more words


Blue-Eyed Correction

I’d like to thank a reader today who pointed out that she checked with Snopes concerning a fun fact that I posted about blue eyes.  According to Snopes the predicted 100 year extinction of blue-eyed, red-haired people is an urban legend. 268 more words

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