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Mystery Beach Monstrosity

This was rolling in the surf yesterday. It’s about 14 inches long. I’m interpreting it as a decomposed squid head.

Marine biology experts, help. Am I right? Is it correct to call the central part of the squid body the head, anyway? Where do we put the ceph in cephalopod?

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What The Bloop Is That Worth?

The bloop was merely the sound caused by the an increasingly-frequent event of a big chunk of ice breaking free from the Antarctic shelf. [...]

Failed Breatharian Naveena Shine shoves Standards down the Memory Hole

When Naveena Shine started out her highly publicized “experiment” to stop eating and live on light alone, she set the standards for herself. In a press release she spoke of herself in the third person, promising to release video of her every move:

On May 3rd 2013, the Spiritually based endeavor, “Living On Light” began [...]

The Mystery Of The Sticky Sticks

Yesterday, my daughter, while she was picking spearmint leaves for tea, spotted this bunch of sticks (dry lengths of grass, really) glued on the bottom side of just one leaf. It reminds me of a candidly larva’s protective casing of pebbles glued together, but also of a butterfly’s egg.

I issue a cry for help [...]

Naveena Shine attracts attention with "Proof" of Breatharian claim. Does the "Proof" exist?

Woman hasn’t eaten since May 3, plans to go on

So reads the breathless headline of a United Press International story published on June 10, 2013. Is it true?

Naveena Shine of Seattle declares in a press release and a website that:

On May 3rd 2013, the Spiritually based endeavor, “Living On Light” began an [...]

3 Years Later, "Scientist" Still Hasn’t Released Data on "Breatharian" Prahlad Jani

Travel back with me to 2010, when American journalists breathlessly spread the story of Prahlad Jani, an Indian mystic who claimed to have gone seven decades without eating or drinking, subsisting only on the air he breathed and an alleged mysterious elixir he said was produced by the hole in his palate. News reports around [...]

CryptoMuseum

Alas, I couldn’t find Avon Street.

Should I search for it?

The prize may be “actual hair samples of Abominable Snowmen, Bigfoot, Yowie, and Orang Pendek” or “fecal matter from a small Yeti.”

Prophet Hale, where are the Riots in Columbus, Ohio?

At the end of December 2011, Christian pastor and self-proclaimed prophet T.D. Hale predicted massive riots on the streets of Columbus, Ohio:

As I moved along the way I saw people running, looking for loved ones missing, totally out of their minds.

I quickly came over a large city, looked like it was Columbus, Ohio? [...]

Mystery Bottle

This afternoon, I found this bottle out in a woods that, 60 year’s ago, was an apple orchard. It’s about one and a half inches tall, and has a pink foam seal at the top, indicating that it once contained a liquid that was extracted with a syringe. On the bottom, in a within [...]

When Mark of the Beast and End Times Outrank Available Evidence, Conspiracies Follow

Since January 2013, writers at Irregular Times have been pointing out the problems in the conspiracy theory insisting that the “Obamacare” health care law requires all Americans to be forcibly implanted with RFID-trackable microchips starting this year. The biggest problem with this claim is empirical: if you read the text of the law yourself, you’ll [...]

Obamacare Microchip Conspiracy Deepens with New Howard Dean Time-Travel Revelations

Over the past year, right-wing conspiracy theorists have insisted that under provisions of the “Obamacare” law, all Americans would be forcibly injected with trackable RFID microchips by March 23, 2013. The fact that it is now April 6, 2013 and this hasn’t come to pass is a minor speed bump for the conspiracy theorists — [...]