Tag Archive | health

Kuru: The Cannibal’s Disease

Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder endemic to tribal regions of Papua New Guinea. It is a type of transmissible “spongiform encephalopathy”, caused by the consumption of a prion found in humans. Kuru causes brain and nervous system changes similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Similar diseases appear in cows as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or […]

Budget Halloween pt 3

Shredded cheesecloth and plastic bones make for a scary entrance to the Haunted House.   Love Nightmare on Elm St? What better way to show it than by commemorating that classic ditty. Just grab a dirty/torn up sheet and some finger paint. Don’t worry about your handwriting, the more juvenile the creepier.   You know […]

Tom Ogle Conspiracy

You haven’t heard of him? I’m not surprised.  Tom Ogle invented a vapor-fuel intake system, in 1977, for all automobiles.  His system could be affixed to any existing car engine, and would enable the car to travel 100 miles on one gallon of gas.  He claimed that the emissions were clean enough that you could dry your […]

Repression

“Repression. Repression is the father of neurosis, of self-hatred. Now, stress results when we fight against our impulses, when we attempt to destroy the natural man or woman within us. We’ve all heard people talk about “animal magnetism”, about the “natural man” and the “noble savage”. As if we had lost something valuable in our long […]

Dogs Driving Cars: New Zealand SPCA Puts Canines Behind The Wheel

or the past two months, animal trainer Mark Vette has been teaching dogs to drive, New Zealand TV station Campbell Live reported. The lessons are part of a campaign by the New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), meant to clear up “common misconceptions” about rescue dogs. “Sometimes people think because they’re getting […]

Civilian ‘Python Patrols’ in Florida

MIAMI Florida wildlife officials, opening a new front in the war on invasive snakes, are recruiting the general public for “python patrols” that teach them how to identify and even capture some of the hissing, snapping reptiles. “We consider (Burmese pythons) established, which means the hope of removing them is pretty slim,” said Jenny Novak, […]

Don’t Drink Blood in Louisiana

Louisiana doesn’t take kindly to people drinking blood, be it from a human or an animal. The state files this ban under its “Ritualistic Acts” legislation. The act was passed in 1989.