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When I Lost My Respect for Tom Brady

In the US, American-style football is big, both as an entertainment medium, and as a business. Worldwide, people are aware of the sport’s premier contest, the Super Bowl, even if they don’t watch it. Last year the New England Patriots won … Continue reading

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Brand New For Your Car!

I have an amazing product available! Of course, the big corporations don’t want you to know about this, because it would put many of them out of business. But I am letting all of you, the readers, know about this … Continue reading

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Essential oils: A perfect example of alternative medicine exaggeration

Healthcare is a breeding ground for pseudoscience – and for good reason too. When it comes to our health we really are an easy target. Nobody likes to be sick and nobody wants to lose a loved one. It makes … Continue reading

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Potency Potions That Potentially Cost the Earth

The Natural History Museum in Tring, Hertfordshire, aims to “promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible use of the natural world.” Online and flesh-and-blood visitors are welcome to peruse the institution’s “fantastic exhibitions.” In August, 2011, the museum received some … Continue reading

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More Old-Timey Medical Nonsense

If there is one thing I like it is old-time medical literature.  I enjoy the journal articles, popular media pieces and advertisements.  Guess I’m kind of a geek like that.  Today, I’ve chosen five items that I feel the Skeptoid … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days of Medicine

Most everyone likes a blast from the past.  Back in my grandparent’s day you could grab a few cents and run down to the local drug store for heroin cough syrup and cocaine toothache drops.  I bet they worked just … Continue reading

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