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Are stressed moms more likely to have daughters?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 17 October 2011 // Posted by: Gareth Keane Source: Daily Mail Story: “Why stressed-out women are more likely to have girls” Summary: Scientists in Oxford University in conjunction with scientists working in the US claim to have found that women who are stressed in the weeks and months leading up to pregnancy have significantly higher odds of […]

On dowsing

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 2 November 2011 // Posted by: John Paul Carroll Source: Journal of Commerce Story: “Dowsers continue tradition of locating underground water” Summary: An article was published in the Journal of Commerce (a construction industry newspaper from Western Canada) on claims by dowsers that they can locate underground water. The article gives an explanation of dowsing by firstly defining what dowsing is. […]

An apparition in the cliffs?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 12 November 2011 // Posted by: James Galvin Source: Irish Central, Daily Mail, Drogheda Independent Story: “Christ on a cliff! American tourist pictures Jesus on holiday in Ireland” Summary: An American tourist on holiday in Ireland claimed to see the face of Jesus Christ on the side of the famous tourist attraction, the Cliffs of Moher. […]

Do fizzy drinks cause aggression?

January 17, 2012

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Dateline: 24 October 2011 // Posted by: Stephen Smith Source: Evening Herald, The Telegraph, Irish Independent Story: “Just one can of a fizzy drink a day makes teens more aggressive” Summary: A new study conducted by researchers in the United States has revealed that the consumption of five cans or more of non-diet carbonated soda drinks is linked […]

Is this an alien skull?

January 17, 2012

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Dateline: 19 November 2011 // Posted by: Loren Burke Source: Daily Mail Story: “Is this an alien skull? Mystery of giant-headed mummy found in Peru” Summary: An elongated mummified skull has been found in Peru along with more skeletal remains. It has Spanish and Russian scientists baffled. According to the article, they believe it has come from an […]

Can a ghost be a ‘wine snob’?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 31 October 2011 // Posted by: M.Crisman Source: The Drinks Business Story: “‘Wine Snob’ Ghost Haunts Pub” Summary: Every year on Halloween, the Court Oak pub, located in Harborne, Birmingham, has reported paranormal activity within their pub. This Halloween was no different from past years. According to the staff at Court Oak, the ghost they have named […]

Ghost story

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 22November 2011 // Posted by: Bitofaheel Source: Daily Mail Story: “Terror of family who claim their five-year old son is haunted by the ‘man with grey skin'” Summary: This story takes place in Bridlington, Yorkshire,in the United Kingdom. Dave Gerrity claims his son is being pestered by a ghost. He claims an image of this ‘grey-faced’ ghost […]