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Sounds of Sunday – Trolololo….
Aw, I don’t think I knew that Eduard Khil died. Ah well. His strange bit of music has lived on anyway, weirdly delightful and hilarious. Said he about the song once learning of his new-found fame as meme, Originally, we … Continue reading
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Doesn’t everybody know not to drink the holy water?
At least 117 Siberians are in the hospital on account of tainted well water. It’s a pity Forbes doesn’t have a better article about this but: A spokesman for local investigators told The Associated Press on Monday that 117 people, … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, faith, faith-based delusions, I has a stupid, religion, Russia, traditions, water 2 Comments
How do you say “Quack” in Russian?
I don’t mean the duck noise, I mean in terms of alternative healing woo gurus. Russia’s government gave a guy named Mikhail Fadkin license to practice “bio-energy field” healing and just what the hell is that supposed to be? “Every … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, skepticism, Why in the world? Tagged alternative medicine, auras, ESP, health, history, New Age, Russia, science, skepticism, woo Comments Off on How do you say “Quack” in Russian?
Let it snow, let it snow (but not lots and not for long)
Did you know it takes 10 cm of snow to equal 10 mm of rainfall? Just thought I’d throw out a factoid before getting down to the actual post — We held him off as long as we possibly could, … Continue reading
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And I thought I lived in a pig sty
From the Daily Mail comes the story of 73 year old Merv Jones with a little housecleaning problem – the fact that he hasn’t done any for decades: Every room in the terraced house was filled from floor to ceiling … Continue reading
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Vile, but could be worse…
They could have lost count around 457 and not had anything blame for their act of senseless violence: Horrified cops found body parts dumped in a pit beside an upside-down cross, a symbol used in Satanic worship. The victims all … Continue reading
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