Monthly Archives: January 2011

Kukuri wielding hero

Ghorkas or Ghurkas, are from the Ghorka region of Nepal and have been a major military force in the region for well over 1,000 years. In the 1812-1814 Ghorka War, they fought the formidable British Army to a standstill. After … Continue reading

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Homoeopaths without conscience

If you are looking for a opportunity to hand over some of your hard earned money to an organization that will do more harm than good, and you want to branch out from your regular church donations, here you go. … Continue reading

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The enemy is us

In the latest chapter in removing personal responsibility, New York State Senator Carl Kruger has proposed legislation to make it illegal to cross the street while using an electronic device. In December 2010, a 21-year-old man listening to music blaring … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov, the well known author of the controversial novel “Lolita” had a side of which the general public was much less aware. That was his love for, and dedication to butterflies. While studying at Cambridge, his first publication, “A … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Lawsuits in the US

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform announces the Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2010 The top five are: Woman sues Oprah and President Bush, declaring they “implanted a camera with wire sensors into her with the intent of reincarnation.” Girl sues … Continue reading

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The (non)science of Homoeopathy

The memory of water: Via SciBlogs

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Dark Energy and the “Big Rip”

Everyone is familiar with the universe starting with a Big Bang and expanding to it’s current state. There are two theories about the long term future of our universe that we are all familiar with as well. In  one, the … Continue reading

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Vegans and the power of anti-gravitons

Cowardly – attempting conquest only over primitive races. via And I Am Not Lying  

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Anti-pest doorbell

Back in the 1930s, before everyone had telephones or email addresses for salespeople, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, or penis enlarging spammers to annoy us, pests had to go door to door. Undoubtedly, this improved the cardio-vascular health of all involved. Walking … Continue reading

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Malaysian Hindus and the Festival of Thaipusam

Even Hindus have their odd concepts and ways of showing devotion in their supernatural beliefs. We  just missed the festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia that ran from Jan. 19 to 21.  Perhaps next year we can all rush over and … Continue reading

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