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The Mystery of the Red Eggs

Autumn is near, and so, animals are beginning to prepare for the coming winter. This morning, while looking out the window, I saw something stuck on the outside pane. Looking closer, I saw two patches of tiny red dots, each smaller than the holes in

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Essiac Tea: Miracle Cure or Just Another Shameless Cancer Hoax?

Here at Irregular Times we’ve been writing about hoaxes in general, and cancer hoaxes in particular, for some time now. This month, the relevance of the hoaxsters hit home. My wife was diagnosed just a few weeks ago with an apparently incurable and deadly cancer.

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The Brown Skinny Dog is Howling?

For half a decade now, the self-proclaimed prophet Linda Newkirk has been sending us her lamentations and predictions for the future. In 2009, Newkirk declared that the Messiah had been in training to set goat-people free for 42 months and would soon be revealed. In

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Morning Mystery Mushroom

After a few days of hard rain, these fungal fruiting bodies appeared in my garden this morning, with bright red stalks and slick grey tops. Does anyone know what species this is?

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Mysterious Assemblages For Monday

Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects. To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages: The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious

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The Mystery Of The Hum

Have you heard The Hum? The World Hum Map and Database isn’t a directory of people who like to repeat catchy tunes they’ve heard, but in a low key way. It’s a web site that is attempting to document the perception, among a very small

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The Saxons Of Iraq

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative James Himes gave an important speech in which he called for his colleagues to oppose a renewal of U.S. military involvement in civil war in Iraq. “Colleagues,” he said, “let us not expend one more dollar or one more

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?