Skepchick Quickies 4.24
On April 24, 1885, Annie Oakley was hired to be part of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. In addition to being an amazing sharpshooter, she had an interesting upbringing, so take a minute today and read about her.
- The Real Problem With That Controversial, Sexy Video Game Sorceress – It is amazing the amount of dudes who will go to great lengths to explain that grotesquely over-sized (and under-supported) video game breasts are anything other than ridiculously sexist. (Don’t even get me started on boob armor.)
- Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an Alex Jones fan – Aaaand the conspiracy theory comes full circle! Or maybe the government just wants us to believe this in order to discredit Jones? We may never know. From CriticalDragon1177.
- WDDTY: The competition results and What ‘What Doctors Don’t Tell You’ Don’t Tell You! – I love it when skeptical activists get into shenanigans. From Bob B.
- FDA Knew Lab Committed Research Fraud, Approved Drug They Tested Anyway – Ugh.
- The Most Infuriating Thing You Will Ever Read About the Modeling Industry – It involves recruitment of young women at an eating disorder clinic. From Heina.
- “Run, Don’t Walk.” “Don’t Run, Walk.” Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems. – Very interesting!
- 2nd child of Pa. couple dies after only praying – From 9bar.
- The Bill Gates Handshake: Offensive, or Just Weird? A Photo Investigation – Apparently he keeps one hand in his pocket while he shakes hands with the other. I am strangely fascinated by this!
- UK businessman found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq – Well, at least he didn’t get away with it. From Daniela.
BONUS: A woman singing a Klingon version of “Kiss Me”. I love this. Also (GoT spoiler alert), DO NOT MESS WITH THE KHALEESI, bwahaha!
Off course Alex Jones wants us to believe that Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn’t a fan of his. He probably refuses to believe it, himself, since it would hurt his image, which was never very good to begin with. I was however surprised to find out that he was an Alex Jones fan, but than again, it kind of makes sense that he was.
That story about the FDA approving a drug knowing full well that the lab committed research fraud, now that’s shocking. Those people should be fired, at the very least!
There’s no contradiction in the running/walking study. The Guardian says that walking is better than running, but the study says nothing of the sort. It said that there’s no difference between the two, except for weight loss. So, there’s no “rare feat” involved here except for the ability to get 2 papers from one experiment.
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