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Old Jun 11th 2011, 9:52 am
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Remember Richey Edwards of "The Manic Street Preachers", car found near the Seven bridge but no body? I read recently there have been people who say they have spotted him, normal not mental people either and his family still thinks he is alive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richey_Edwards

Also common misconceptions, a few I had thought to be true myself:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...misconceptions
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Old Jun 11th 2011, 10:24 am
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Interesting links......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilderberg_Group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Grove
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Old Jun 11th 2011, 11:39 am
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Good work, the whole Bilderberg thing is a bit strange.

What about some science next?
Like other fluorocarbon based liquids, perfluorohexane dissolves gases including oxygen from the air to a higher concentration than is found in other liquids...

...Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning, as there is sufficient oxygen available in the solvent to allow respiration to continue. This has led to the experimental use of perfluorohexane in treating burn victims, as their lungs can be filled with either perfluorohexane vapor or in extreme cases liquid perfluorohexane, allowing breathing to continue without the problems normally seen with pulmonary edema that sometimes occur when the inside of the lungs have been burnt e.g. by inhalation of hot smoke.[
How cool would that be in a swimming pool?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara
He was part of the Japanese Consulate in Lithuaina in WW2. He disobeyed his superiors and starting writing visa's for Lithuainan Jews to travel to Japan and escape the Holocaust. He worked 18-20 hours a day for 6 weeks writing visa's before his family had to leave the country and was apparently still throwing them out of the train windows as they left. He's estimated to have saved over 6000 Jews (by comparison Schindler saved approx. 800), yet nobody has ever heard of him.
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Old Jun 17th 2011, 11:33 pm
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The just-world hypothesis (also called the just-world theory, just-world fallacy, just-world effect, or just-world phenomenon) refers to the tendency for people to want to believe that the world is fundamentally just. As a result, when they witness an otherwise inexplicable injustice, they will rationalize it by searching for things that the victim might have done to deserve it. This deflects their anxiety, and lets them continue to believe the world is a just place, but often at the expense of blaming victims for things that were not, objectively, their fault.
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I came across this link which seems to put across both sides of the criminalisation / decriminalisation of drugs issue, could almost be its own thread but very interesting and stirs up high emotions in people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argumen...ug_prohibition
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I remember talking about this man with my lady (she's from Hunan - they bore the brunt of Japanese chemical warfare after daring to push back the Imperial Army (one of Mao's better achievements before he got into power and royally messed up).

Apparently even in Japan they don't like him or haven't heard of him. It took decades for him to be honoured properly by the government...sad really.

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It took decades for him to be honoured properly by the government...sad really.
Yes, quite really.

I thought we'd start with a baffling one:
The Dyatlov Pass incident refers to an event that resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains. It happened on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl (a Mansi name, meaning Mountain of the Dead). The mountain pass where the incident occurred has since been named Dyatlov Pass after the group's leader, Igor Dyatlov.
The lack of eyewitnesses and subsequent investigations into the hikers' deaths have inspired much speculation. Investigators at the time determined that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot in heavy snow. Though the corpses showed no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue. According to sources, four of the victims' clothing contained substantial levels of radiation.
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

Love a good underdog story:
Pavlov's House became a symbol of the stubborn resistance of the Soviet Union in the Battle of Stalingrad, and in the Great Patriotic War in general. It stands out prominently because the German armies had previously conquered cities and entire countries within weeks; yet they were unable to capture a single half-ruined house, defended most of the time by just over a dozen soldiers, in spite of trying for two months. It is reported that the building at the "9th January Square" was marked as a fortress in German maps.
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Strange few know much about it:
The worlds worst nuclear disaster.

…resulting in four deaths and radioactive contamination of 245 other people…
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goi%C3%A2nia_accident
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The worlds worst nuclear disaster.

…resulting in four deaths and radioactive contamination of 245 other people…


I wouldn't exactly cite Hiroshima and Nagasaki as successes.
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
I wouldn't exactly cite Hiroshima and Nagasaki as successes.
Intended consequences and such. I’ve always been surprised how low the death toll at Chernobyl was.
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Intended consequences and such. I’ve always been surprised how low the death toll at Chernobyl was.
And I think the quote ignores the long-term early-death toll.
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The Bloop

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Good! Now all we need is some x-files music.

I've heard speculation this is an over the horizon radar system or atmospheric research but then why transmit through a live microphone?
UVB-76 is the call sign of a shortwave radio station that usually broadcasts on the frequency 4625 kHz. It is known among radio listeners by the nickname The Buzzer. It features a short, monotonous buzz tone, repeating at a rate of approximately 25 tones per minute, for 24 hours per day. The station has been observed since around 1982. On rare occasions, the buzzer signal is interrupted and a voice transmission in Russian takes place. Despite much speculation, the actual purpose of this station remains unknown to the public.
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Frequently, distant conversations and other background noises can be heard behind the buzzer, suggesting that the buzz tones come from a device placed behind a live and constantly open microphone...
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The purpose of UVB-76 has not been confirmed by government or broadcast officials. However the former Minister of Communications and Informatics of the Republic of Lithuania has written that the purpose of the voice messages is to confirm that operators at receiving stations are alert.
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Someone told me NATO have a similar thing that does it digitally but broadcasts all the time, can't find a reference however.
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Are aliens out there... the Wow Message:

The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of The Ohio State University.[1] The signal bore expected hallmarks of potential non-terrestrial and non-solar system origin. It lasted for the full 72-second duration that Big Ear observed it, but has not been detected again. Much attention has been focused on it in the media when talking about SETI results.

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In the same theme: Numbers stations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_station
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In the UK there would be a march and protest at the waste of resources, in the US it was almost idolised:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojave_phone_booth
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