Extraordinary News of the Week (March 23 – 31)

This week in Extraordinary News!

Each week, Extraordinary Intelligence explores the weird, wonderful, wacky, and wild headlines emerging around the globe.  Below our featured story, be sure to read our summary of the best Extraordinary News making waves this week!

Extraordinary Top Story

25% of Republicans believe Obama is the Antichrist

important source(Editor’s note: Ummm, seriously??)

Here on Extraordinary Intelligence, when it comes to matters of Politics and Religion, I will generally just present the story/theory/conspiracy and let readers come to their own conclusions. However, regarding the Obama=Antichrist debate, I’ll make it known that I find it to be ridiculous hogwash.  There, I said it.

However, according to a controversial new poll, apparently a quarter of Republicans would beg to differ.  Citing “overwhelming” Biblical evidence, many Evangelical Conservatives think that Obama fits the bill.  While the veracity of this poll has already been called into question, a brief perusal of the web will indicate that the view of Obama as 666 is not unheard of.

I would just like to point out, for the record, that there are many ways that Obama does NOT fit the Biblical Bill for Antichrist.  Perhaps this would make a great post in the future… laying out the Obama/Antichrist Pros and cons… But I will just say this.  Given Obama’s recent poll numbers and the overwhelming amount of criticism he’s been receiving, I find it highly unlikely that he would somehow be able to recover and emerge as the universally loved and worshiped figure that the Antichrist is supposedly going to be. Oh well, here’s the article: wikipedia reference

More Extraordinary Headlines

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From Straight Dope Chicago: Phantom Kangaroo in Chicago?  Straight Dope investigates reported sightings of the wikipedia reference in Illinois, and even gives Extraordinary Intelligence a little shout out. Thanks guys! (daily use cialis)

From The TelegraphVolcano threatens to sink Italy. An undersea volcano which is currently spewing magma could trigger a tsunami which would threaten Southern Italy. “It could even happen tomorrow,” says president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. (Read more…)

From Huffington PostEgyptian door to Afterlife discovered. Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor. Thankfully, the official remembered to close the door behind him. (Read more…)

From the Wallstreet Journal: Invasion of the Grasshoppers. Midwestern farmers are bracing for an impending grasshopper invasion, as predicted by Dept. of Agriculture. (Read more…)

From Science DailyScientist Break a Law of Nature.  For one instant, physicists at Brook­haven National Laboratory managed to break the law of parity, which is very sciencey and hard to understand…see article for explanation. Here’s hoping the leave the Law of Gravity alone!  (Read more…)

From JREF: James Randi comes out of the closet. Famous Skeptic and debunker James Randi has publicly announced at the age of 81 that he is gay. (Read more…)

From FoxNews.comBoy with too many fingers and toes undergoes removal surgery. A 6 year old born with 31 fingers and toes (or as I call him, the Human Calculator) has had his extra digits removed. (Read more…)

From CBS News: Vampire for Pres. 2012! Well, if you think Obama is the Antichrist, then this should REALLY freak you out! But if you’re more like me, you’ll find it hella cool! A man who claims to be a descendant of Vlad Dracula plans to run for President of the U.S. in 2012. He’s filing the paperwork now. His name is Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey, and he believes he is a real life vampire. And get this… he’s running as a Republican! (Please read more…)

From Ananova: Vatican to Investigate Mary Sightings in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Finding themselves in need of some seriously improved PR of late, the Vatican is setting out to determine whether or not the reported Virgin Mary sightings in Bosnia-Hercegovina are valid miraculous manifestations.  (Read more…)

And now for the story you never knew you always wanted…….

From Inexplicata: Woman claims she was impregnated by a pink dolphin.  You friggin heard me! (Read more…)