Extraordinary News of the Week (November 8 – 15)
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The bizarre reality of Men Who Stare at Goats
A couple of years ago, I read the book “Men Who Stare at Goats” by Jon Ronson, and was simply riveted from cover to cover. The story of a British journalist who set out to uncover some of the U.S. military’s most covert and oddball activities made for a real page turner.
When I saw that Hollywood was going to make a movie out of the book, chock full of big time actors, and that it was going to be a comedy… I was skeptical. My own research had revealed that many of Ronson’s claims were likely quite factual. I have yet to see the film so I will reserve judgment, but I was pleased to see that WIRED did their research as well, and discovered that many of Ronson’s claims are based solidly in fact.
Killing goats with telepathy, bursting clouds with the mind, remote viewing, audio torture, walking through walls…. these appear to all be situations that the military either attempted or successfully achieved. The fascination is not really with whether or not the accomplished these feats… it’s the fact that they even tried! Read the WIRED article here: cialis prescription discount card
More Extraordinary Headlines
From North Country Times: Real Corpse found hanging from tree on Halloween. Trick or…Treat? (Read more…)
From Ananova: Boy shaped tree root. Chinese scientists recently dug up a two foot tall tree root that resembles a boy… yes… there’s a reason we say it resembles a boy and not a girl… (Read more…)
From Associated Press: Controversial Oswald photo likely genuine. Professor at Dartmouth claims that the notorious photo of Lee Harvey Oswald holding a rifle in his backyard would have been nearly impossible to fake. (Read more…)
From Ananova: Jesus take the wheel. The Lord makes his presence known once again, with his usual flair for the dramatic. This time he appears on the window of a pick up truck. (Read more…)
From Mail Online: Close shave with an asteroid. Last Friday, when you were blissfully unaware, an asteroid came within 8700 miles from the Earth! This is 30 times closer to us than the Moon. YIKES! (Read more…)
From Discoveryon: Meet the (3) parents.. Apparently, Scientists have come closer to making a 1 baby to 3 parents dream a reality. (Read more…)
File this one under…He He He, Butt Hole. From World Around Us: Take a left turn at Butt Hole. For some strange reason, it seems that England’s Butt Hole Road has caused controversy for residents. (Read more…)
From The Independent: UK Judges keep their Masonic activities under the cloak. It is no longer required of Justices in England to declare whether or not they are Freemasons, causing much controversy amongst public. (Read more…)
From BBC: Thai Airport Demons on the move. 12 statues of demons are being relocated within the Thai airport. The 6m tall demons have caused controversy within the airport, but are being moved to a location where “they are more likely to be noticed and appreciated by passengers”. (Read more…)
From The Telegraph: Pigeon 1, Particle Accelerator 0. In an ongoing series of setbacks for the Large Hadron Collider, it seems that efforts have once again been foiled, this time by a piece of baguette being dropped by a mischievous pigeon. (Read more…)
From The Star Online: Poltergeist Pyro. A family has been traumatized by a poltergeist that apparently likes to start fires. It also has sticky fingers, as money has also been going missing. Which begs the question…Why does a poltergeist need cash? (Read more…)
From Jackson Sun: Kitty in Iowa diagnosed with H1N1 Swine Flu. Triggering Natalina to seek her fortune in kitty cat sized face masks! (Read more…)
From Daily Mail: Well if this doesn’t kill the mood.. Bride discovers on her wedding night that she is allergic to her husband’s semen. Damn. (Read more…)