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  • SkepticismPhoto of Antibacterial Soap is a Scam

    Antibacterial Soap is a Scam

    “Wash your hands with soap and water.” That’s the refrain we’ve been hearing more than any other in these times of global pandemic. Along with that refrain comes information about the proper way to wash our hands and how long and how often, but nowhere in that advice does it address what type of soap you should be using. Not…

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  • ParentingPhoto of Cross-Post: Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

    Cross-Post: Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

    Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Deek and originally featured on Grounded Parents. A link to the whole article, where you can leave comments, is at the bottom.  ****** You may have seen it in your Facebook news feed: a picture of a mother in the NICU cradling her baby surrounded by medical equipment, a smiling child with down…

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  • Rogue Traders Investigate Psychic Faith-healer

    Adrian Pengelly is a British “psychic” and “healer” who claims he can cure cancer with his bare hands and expel ghosts from haunted houses. The Rogue Traders are two guys who investigate bullshit artists of all sorts for their own show as well as the BBC show Watchdog. Watch them tear him to shreds, in three parts uploaded by YouTuber…

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  • Ben Stein Gets Canned From The New York Times!

    Words simply cannot express my joy at this bit of bad news for creationist idiot Ben Stein: he’s been fired as a New York Times Sunday business columnist because of his scummy shilling for scam web site FreeScore.com, which Skepchick reported on last month. Via Gawker comes this confirmation from Times spokesperson Catherine Mathis: Ben Stein’s fine work for us…

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  • Cat Child Found in Cave!

    Or, maybe not? Vikki Thomas, intrepid journalist for The Sun, reports that “A CAT-BOY has stunned medics with his ability to SEE in pitch black with eyes that GLOW in the dark.” All the preceding CAPITAL LETTERS are THE SUN’S, possibly designed to FREAK YOU THE HELL OUT because OMG CAT-BOY WILL DESTROY US ALL! Young Nong Youhui was supposedly…

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  • Snake oil perfume for horny men and women

    An amusing email arrived for me earlier this week: Hello, My name is Margot and I’m the webmaster of www.best-pheromones.com. I wanted to know if you could do a paid UNBIASED review of our product/site. Please let me know if you are interested. Thank you, Margot [name and email removed] I was especially intrigued by the capitalization of “unbiased.” After…

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