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An assortment of the unusual, the unexplained and the unexpected.

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Comment on Time Travel, Phosphenes and the Prisoner’s Cinema by Tom Mazanec

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:52:34 +0000

Prisoner's Cinema reminds me of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

Comment on Words Without Meaning, Meaning Without Words by Tom Mazanec

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:39:32 +0000

I got a newsflash for you...all three of your "universal" writing systems mean nothing to me.

Comment on Richard Parkers and the Titanic by Elena Sandu

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:49:19 +0000

Life of Pi is a 2012 American adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's adapted screenplay was written by David Magee, and it stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, and Adil Hussain. The storyline revolves around an Indian man named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, living in Canada and telling a novelist about his life story and how at 16 he survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Comment on Hyperekplexia, Latah and the Jumping Frenchmen of Maine by

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:43:28 +0000

Very informative blog post.Really thanks! Cool.

Comment on Spiders in Your Eyes, Worms in Your Mouth by Cyndi Sullivan

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:12:33 +0000

Someone really should let all the doctors in on this. But it's supposed to be covered in med school, right? Were absolutely ALL of them out sick, playing hooky or asleep in class on parasite day? (Don't even get me started on the fungus and protozoa days...) Delusions of parasitosis was intended to be a diagnosis of exclusion; however it seems to have become a snap judgment made in lieu of physical examination and testing, rather than as a result of it. This is being done by specialists as well as general practitioners. Even scientists and other doctors are getting laughed out of offices and being denied proper medical care. There needs to be a swift and serious paradigm shift in order to prevent patients from suffering needlessly and, worse yet, having their symptoms mocked and dismissed.

Comment on The Windows to the Soul by Rhys

Sun, 02 Feb 2014 22:45:55 +0000

If you follow the link to the article, towards the bottom, between Acknowledgements and References, is another link to the supplementary data. The last part of that file gives information on the species used in the study including scientific names.

Comment on The Windows to the Soul by Ekaterina Scvortzoff

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:29:25 +0000

Where would I find the scientific names of the species involved in the paper you mention (Solovei et al.)

Comment on Spiders in Your Eyes, Worms in Your Mouth by Anonymous

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 03:35:42 +0000

This gross and weird

Comment on Time Travel, Phosphenes and the Prisoner’s Cinema by Luke

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:34:17 +0000

If you take ketamine and stay in a dark room the cinema effect will show you the future, Bleu Lu-Ka

Comment on The Gun that Began Two World Wars by Peter Evans

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:00:54 +0000

I'm sorry but you are not correct. So far as WWII is concerned, Poland was invaded on 1 September 1939 and was fighting back from that date. You could argue that the Point Nepean gun fired the first shot of the British Empire in that War. In relation to WWI, Austria declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914 and began shelling Belgrade on 29 July 1914.