– Elspeth Reoch was accused of being a witch on the grounds that she collected yarrow, in Orkney in 1616. She was killed for the crime
– Alison Pearson was burned at the stake as a witch because she knew herbal remedies. She was burned at the stake
– Sigurdur Jonsso was seized in Vigur, […]
I was walking through the airport this weekend, wrapping up a long business trip, when I spotted a pile of magazines available for people to read. On the top of the pile was one called Millionaire Asia: India Edition.
The featured headline on the cover was Great Power, Great Responsibility, followed by Party […]
In Kenya, drunken monkeys, given alcohol by people stopping by the side of the highway between two nature preserves, have become so aggressive that locals are afraid to venture outside their homes. “They eat our goats, and we have been unable to plant food for the last three years,” one explains.
The problem isn’t unique […]
Whereas the participants in Pamplona are seeking to create a display of their physical and mental toughness, the people participating in the bull ritual in Ujjain are seeking forgiveness through submission. Instead of running away from the bulls, they wait for them. […]
Ramdev’s yoga cures homosexuality and treats AIDS, but some people may experience moral hypocrisy and tax evasion as a side effect. […]
In the United States, we slaughter enough animals to hold 25 festival slaughters the size of the Gahimai slaughter every day of the year. So, what kind of basis for moral outrage do we have here in the United States to condemn a the Gadhimai slaughter in Nepal? […]
8 months after the end of an experiment purporting to show that Indian “holy man” Prahlad Jani survives without food or water, experiment chief Sudhir Shah still has not released study documentation to prove his claim. It’s since turned out that Prahlad Jani was “gargling” and pouring water over his head on a regular basis […]
The hand towels featured the official logo of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, and the logo of Reese’s, which makes candies with chocolate that’s harvested by child slaves in Africa. The towel itself was manufactured not in the USA, but in India, where textiles factories have a long and consistent history of using child labor, paid pennies a day to work in dangerous sweatshop conditions, if the children are paid at all. […]
Remember Prahlad Jani, the devout man of India said to live in a cave and claiming neither to have eaten nor to have had anything to drink for 70 years? He’s one of many breatharians who make that sort of claim, and he’s gotten a lot of media attention for it. Why, the newspapers […]
More oil spills remind us that human civilization’s dependence upon petroleum comes at a terrible cost. […]