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Global Quickies: Hunting Spiders, Anti-racism Campaigns, and Crop Circles by Drunk Chupacabras

MEXICO
“Thousands of people have flocked to a Mexican city where crop circles spanning seven-hectares appeared on Christmas Eve.” Because of their terrible-made design, they have been called “crap circles”, the work of drunk aliens, and the work of the Chupacabras.

INDIA
“Police in India arrested three people for allegedly gang-raping a 22-year-old Japanese research academic near a Buddhist pilgrimage centre in eastern India, officials said on Friday.”

GERMANY
“Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany’s most famous landmarks, will be plunged into darkness on Monday evening in protest at a march by a grassroots anti-Muslim movement through the western German city.”

INDIA
India is checking whether thousands of newly built toilets are being used. Half a million latrines have been built in homes under a cleanliness drive begun by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October. But many people still prefer to defecate outside.”

EAST AFRICA (From Mary)
“Menstruation is a huge barrier faced by women around the world, and improper management and hygiene practices often lead to serious health concerns, as well as harmful social practices.Menstrual cups create economic freedom and relieve the financial burden of menstruation.”

CAMBODIA (Via Bug Girl)
“Far from being a new phenomenon, hunting spiders for food and for traditional medicine has taken place in Cambodia for generations. However, eating spiders became widespread in the mid-1970s, when starvation brought on by the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime left people with little other options for survival.

SWEDEN
Swedish anti-racism campaigners have staged a big rally in central Stockholm after three arson attacks on mosques.

Featured image: Menstrual cup source

Daniela

Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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