On May 26, 1828, Kasper Hauser, an unknown teenager stumbled into the streets of Nuremberg, Germany. He claimed to have lived in a darkened house since infancy. Historians have disputed many details of his story, but it’s interesting to read about nonetheless.
- How To Rescue 20 Million Angry Bees – “What do you do when a truck hauling 20 million bees crashes on the highway? NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Deborah Delaney, bee researcher and professor at the University of Delaware, to find out.”
- Pope Francis’s secret fear means boom times for exorcists – “Pope Francis is seen as a modern, moderate pope. But he is rekindling the supernatural spectre of Satan.” From cerberus40.
- Women in Secularism Explained… by David Brooks? – “There seems to be a certain amount of confusion and disagreement about the purpose of the Center for Inquiry’s Women in Secularism (WIS) conference, the third annual of which was held this past weekend in Alexandria, Virginia.” Also, this article features many current Skepchicks!
- #YesAllWomen responds to violence against women and the Isla Vista tragedy – “The hashtag is an alternately painful and empowering way to call attention to rampant misogyny”
- Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism – Bookmark this for a rainy day (preferably with a hot tea).
- “Sir, that is your penis!” – “How a lifetime habit of people pleasing came to a head on one truly hideous first date.” (Content Warning: Unwanted Penis Alert.)