The answer is repetition, and that says something about reliance on what we all “know” to be true.
More than three years ago, a man named Prahlad Jani who claimed to have lived for 70 years without food or water became the center of a media spectacle when Dr. Sudhir Shah called a press conference […]
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?
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]