News Briefs 13-12-2012

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  • Happy new cycle? Maya banned from performing ceremonies at ancestral temples in Mexico.
  • Piltdown Man tests could solve hoax. (DYK Teilhard de Chardin was a suspect? Me neither.)
  • Thirteen Iron Age cauldrons found at feast site.
  • Psychiatry goes insane: every human emotion now classified as a disorder.
  • Fossil find challenges tree of life as we know it.
  • Origin of life needs a rethink.
  • Russian 'frog in a bucket of milk' lore reveals potential 'new' antibiotics.
  • The coming interspiritual age.
  • Britain's weirdest festivals.
  • Was this the cave that inspired the myth of Hades? (Or did it just happen to fit the archetype?)
  • Chinese tweeters misunderstand Aussie PM's apocaypse message.
  • Psyops warfare on scientist parents.
  • Sound from slime mold? Do these increasingly-common musical interpretations of research have any scientific value, or do I hear the sound of a promotional bandwaggon rolling? Go buy the new Stylophone analogue synth, nerds!
  • Speaking of bandwaggons, the dozenalists will have a long wait for their next big marketing opportunity. Hope it works out for them this time round.
  • Odokuro - a Gothic tale with a sci-fi twist, narrated by Gary Numan.
  • A different (faked?) angle on Brighton's Christmas illuminations.
  • Oh, and by the way, Youtube videos put around 4,000 tonnes of CO2/day into the atmosphere. Enjoy (It's OK, this one's on Vimeo).

Quote of the Day:

There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.

Leonardo da Vinci


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ashwattha's picture
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I appreciate the author's point that psychiatry is abusing its power, but claiming that nutrition alone will cure all mental illness is plain rubbish (though it may be fitting for certain circumstances). I hope this isn't a commonly held belief =/

Omnis festinatio ex parte diaboli est

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Good start but the list omits two great festivals from the west country, namely wasailing (winter festival which honours the cider apple harvest) and a shin-kicking competition (no idea as to what this is for.


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i think bog swimming might be fine, you never know, you might find a Piltdown Man ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Definitely faked, but the local authority take it in good humour.



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The press director for the government's National Institute of Anthropology and History claims there are two reasons for the ban: "In part it is for visitor safety, and also for preservation of the sites, especially on dates when there are massive numbers of visitors... Many of the groups that want to hold ceremonies bring braziers and want to burn incense, and that simply isn't allowed."

You have got to be SHITTING me.

These monuments have withstood for hundreds of years, and they are worried about some copal braziers???

But on the other hand, the INAH doesn't worry about DEFACING the sites by installing light & sound equipments for music concerts.

See video

Shameful beyond words :(

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie