RIDDLEculous VIII

June 29, 2015

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

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Beginning a Theory of Everything

June 11, 2015

In memory of Victor Stenger

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“Clouds of Sils Maria”: A Nickell-odeon Review

June 01, 2015

Some moviegoers will find the film Clouds of Sils Maria difficult. When my wife Diana and I saw it recently, the young lady sweeping up popcorn afterward confided to us that, at some showings, people actually walked out during the show. It was nearly mid-way through before I really caught on and began to see how this ostensibly humdrum movie was not just “literary,” but profoundly so, and was—rather brilliantly—going somewhere.

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Enfield Haunting: Guy Playfair not a Fair-playing Guy

May 07, 2015

I don’t know if Guy Lyon Playfair has ever been scared by his own shadow, but he is most assuredly a True Believer in some scary things that science can’t prove actually exist—poltergeists, for instance. Skeptics have been following Playfair for years—rather like trailing behind an elephant in a parade to clean up after it.

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“Woman in Gold”: A Nickell-odeon Review

April 28, 2015

Simply put, Woman in Gold is the story of Maria Altmann who—her family’s paintings having been stolen by the Nazis—seeks to reclaim a particularly famous one from the Austrian national art museum that “owns” it.

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The Wizardry of Oz

April 21, 2015

 

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Now a Second “Human Torch” Baby

April 13, 2015

A bizarre case has become even more bizarre as burns from alleged “spontaneous human combustion” (SHC)—inflicted on a baby boy from rural India in 2013—have now been followed by similar burns on his newly born brother!

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“Miracle” of “Jesus” in Mud

April 09, 2015

Caused by heavy rain, a mudslide on a remote Colombian hillside has revealed an apparent image of a face many believe is that of Jesus. Appearing on Saturday, March 21 (a week and a half before Palm Sunday), the mud Christ drew the attention of media (ah) muckrakers who mostly treated it with amusement.

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RIDDLEculous VII

March 26, 2015

More funny riddles with a science/critical-thinking angle.

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