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Doomsday 2012: NASA Debunks The Apocalyptic Prophecies
2012-11-30 10:22:17

[WATCH VIDEO: Beyond 2012: Google+ Hangout with NASA] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA took time out of its busy schedule this past week to ease the minds of many who believe the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Following misinterpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, doomsday seekers have been busy preparing for a front-row seat for the end of all things. However, the US space agency said Mayan apocalypse rumors are just that: rumors....

2010-08-31 09:30:00

NEW YORK/>, August 31, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- "Read Me - I Am Magical" by Alinka Rutkowska/> is a revolution in the reading experience. It's not only a thoroughly researched piece of work on personal empowerment, happiness, love and general wellbeing, it's also filled with powerful exercises, which enhance your state of mind and as a consequence, your life. But what makes this book truly revolutionary, is the subliminal message embedded within its pages, making you feel absolutely...

2009-09-28 07:07:33

Subliminal messaging is most effective when the message being conveyed is negative, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. Subliminal images "“ in other words, images shown so briefly that the viewer does not consciously 'see' them "“ have long been the subject of controversy, particularly in the area of advertising. Previous studies have already hinted that people can unconsciously pick up on subliminal information intended to provoke an emotional response, but...

2009-05-14 15:42:06

A New York state man who operates a blog about the Montauk Monster said a second mysterious carcass has washed up on a beach in the state. Nicky Papers, 24, proprietor of the montauk-monster.com blog, posted pictures and a video on the Internet of a mysterious four-legged carcass that appears to have a beak and bears a strong resemblance to the unidentified Montauk Monster that was found last summer on a beach near Montauk, N.Y., Newsday said Thursday. Papers said the latest carcass was...

2008-09-16 00:00:09

By Shannon Warren Perfectly nice, honest people can pass along some of the nastiest rumors. It's not out of malicious boredom, for there are plenty of interesting headlines to discuss. After all, this past week, there were accusations about an alleged sex scandal at the Mineral Management Service. And, of course, who didn't have a comment about the colorful political analogies of pit bulls and pigs wearing lipstick? Despite having truth-is-stranger-than-fiction issues to discuss, we...

2008-07-13 12:00:32

By Eduardo Porter New York Times News Service In the 1950s, a marketing type called James Vicary caused national hysteria when he announced he could get people to buy Coca- Cola by flashing a "Drink Coke" sign on a screen so quickly that viewers couldn't tell, implanting the urge in their subconscious. Vicary's experiments turned out to be a sham. But the fear of corporations stealthily mucking about with Americans' brains took hold in the collective imagination. The Federal...


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Spring Heeled Jack
2014-01-20 08:58:32

Spring-heeled Jack comes from the Victorian era of Great Britain and is part of the English folklore. Sightings were reported all over Great Britain, but most frequently in London, the Midlands, and Scotland. His name was derived from his ability to make astounding leaps and was very popular as an urban legend. He was described as being tall and thin with clawed hands, and glowing red eyes. Several reports state that he was able to spew out blue and white flames from his mouth. The...

Chupacabra
2013-10-07 07:13:33

The chupacabra (goatsucker) is a legendary creature claimed to inhabit the Americas. The origin of the name derives from chupar “to suck” and cabra “goat,” resulting from the creature’s pattern of killing livestock, especially goats, and drinking their blood. The name was coined shortly after the first reports by comedian Silverio Perez. The origin of the chupacabra may have come from the science fiction film Species, where an eyewitness account of the chupacabra was in Puerto...

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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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