Global Quickies: 07/09/13

It’s time for our weekly roundup of skeptical news from around the world:

A man died while trying to perform a black magic ritual to drive away evil spirits.


In the Mara region, same-sex marriage between women is common practice
. It’s still arranged, though.

“Diana, the Huntress of Bus Drivers” claims to be responsible for the killing of two bus drivers in Ciudad Juarez. In an email sent to a newspaper, she claims she was taking revenge for the rape and abuse of women by bus drivers.

The Vatican confirmed that they removed their papal envoy, Josef Wesolowski, from his post and are conducting an investigation because of accusations of sexual abuse of children.

Archeologists find the body of a “vampire”. The body of this 8th Century man had an iron stake driven through the heart.

Education authorities removed sex education material from textbooks for students under the age of 15.

CHINA (from Critical Dragon1177)
People in third Century China had interesting things to say about the Roman Empire.

Archeologists are using drones to do 3D models of archeological sites and to protect them from squatters, looters, and land developers. In July, a construction firm destroyed a pyramid near Lima.

Featured image: vampire corpse


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

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