Global Quickies: 17/08/13

Here’s your weekly dose of international skeptic links. Enjoy!

Woman interrupts her run to save drowning man on the typhoon-churned waters of Victoria Harbor. Resumes run. (From Moniqa)

Politician says women shouldn’t be on boards because they are no good at chess, bridge and poker. He denies being sexist. (From Trude Tidem)

A zoo tries to pass off dogs as lions, foxes as a leopards and rats as exotic reptiles. The lion-dog is adorable.

Three month-old baby with burns is diagnosed with spontaneous human combustion.

Pastor sentenced to 17 years in prison for raping his daughter since she was 13.

Check out this blog where Pakistani LGBT folks speak out and fight for their rights. (Via Podcast Ateorizar).

Featured image: Tibetan lion mastiff


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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