News & Submissions 1/8/2011

January 8th, 2011 by sivodd

Truth about Darkey kelly, burned as a ‘witch’ 250 years ago … but who was really a serial killer
A MACABRE anniversary this week marked the gruesome public execution of a Dublin woman whose reputation in the city’s folk memory has just been debunked.

For generations, Darkey Kelly was regarded as a woman who was burned at the stake for witchcraft after she accused the notorious Sheriff of Dublin Simon Luttrell of fathering her baby.

But new research has revealed she may have been Dublin’s first female serial killer. Read full story from

Extrasensory perception experiment: how it worked
One reversed a simple memory test in which people are typically found to be better at recalling a selection of words – taken from a larger set – on which they focus attention.

In his version, students were shown 48 nouns – drawn from the categories of foods, animals, occupations, and clothes – on a screen for three seconds each, and asked to visualise the object described.

They were then given a surprise memory test, in which they had to recall as many of the words as possible.

Their computer then randomly selected six words from each of the four categories and these 24 nouns appeared on the screen.

The student was asked to click the 6 “food” words, which turned red when clicked, and then to retype the words into empty slots on the screen. They did this for all four categories of noun. Read full story from

Google Maps Tracking Mysterious Animal Deaths
This is insane! I really mean it. At first I was skeptical and a bit stoic when hearing about these birds dying in a few states in the U.S., but now I can’t help but be alarmed at the plethora of reported mysterious animal deaths around the globe.

Google Maps is now tracking the rash of mysterious animal deaths that are plaguing the world. Take a look at this impressive map (or click here): Read full story from

Kirk Cameron: Dead birds aren’t the end of the world (source cnn)

Countdown with Keith Olbermann (source msnbc)

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