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Connecticut Aurora Shooting Identical Moon Phase Analysis.

In Interesting and funny on December 20, 2012 at 11:35

I came across an article posting the phases of the Moon on the day of the shooting spree at Aurora on July 20th and Newtown  on December  14 th.

Here are the Visuals.

Phases of the Moon and Shootings

Aurora Shootings July 20th

Moon Phases

Newtown Shooting December 14th Moon Phase

You may note the identical images for the day.

Is there a correlation between Human Behavior and the Phases of the Moon?

Psychotic activity peaks during the Full and New Moon.

At the University of Miami, psychologist Arnold Lieber and his colleagues decided to test the old belief of full-moon ?lunacy? which most scientists had written off as an old wives? tale. The researchers collected data on homicide in Dade County (Miami) over a period of 15 years ? 1,887 murders, to be exact. When they matched the incidence of homicide with the phases of the moon, they found, much to their surprise, that the two rose and fell together, almost infallibly, for the entire 15 years! As the full or the new moon approached, the murder rate rose sharply; it distinctly declined during the first and last quarters of the moon.

To find out whether this was just a statistical fluke, the researchers repeated the experiment using murder data from Cuyahoga County in Ohio (Cleveland). Again, the statistics showed that more murders do indeed occur at the full and new moons.

Dr. Lieber and his colleagues shouldn?t have been so surprised. An earlier report by the American Institute of Medical Climatology to the Philadelphia Police Department entitled ?The Effect of the Full Moon on Human Behavior? found similar results. That report showed that the full moon marks a monthly peak in various kinds of psychotically oriented crimes such as murder, arson, dangerous driving, and kleptomania. People do seem to get a little bit crazier about that time of the month.

That?s something most police and hospital workers have known for a long time. Indeed, back in eighteenth-century England, a murderer could plead ?lunacy? if the crime was committed during the full moon and get a lighter sentence as a result. Scientists, however, like to have a hard physical model to explain their discoveries, and so far there isn?t a fully accepted one. Dr. Lieber speculates that perhaps the human body, which, like the surface of the earth, is composed of almost 80 percent water, experiences some kind of ?biological tides? that affect the emotions. When a person is already on psychologically shaky ground, such a biological tide can push him or her over the edge.

BLOODY MOON

Crimes and violence aren?t the only things affected by the 29+ day full moon cycle. In the Journal of the Florida Medical Association, Dr. Edson J. Andrews writes that in a study of 1,000 tonsillectomies, 82 percent of postoperative bleeding crises occurred nearer the full than the new moon ? despite the fact that fewer operations were performed at that time! Clearly, the full moon is a dangerous time for surgery, and the dissemination of this knowledge should result in planning operations for the new moon.

http://innerself.com/content/self-help/personal-growth/astrology/moonlunar/4462-full-moon-a-human-behavior.html

Phases of the Moon are said to affect the bleeding of women during menstrual cycle and patients are reported to bleed more if Surgeries are performed.

Read from Wiki.

Scientific research on the theory

Some studies seem to offer limited support for lunar effects, but most fail to show any relationship between the phase of the moon and abnormal behaviour,[16] and meta-analyses have revealed that apparently significant results are likely to be statistical anomalies rather than indicative of a real effect.[17] In general, apparent positive findings have tended to be inconclusive, contradicted by other studies, or shown to be the result of statistical errors. For example, one study found a statistically significant correlation between lunar phase and hospital admissions due to gastrointestinal bleeding, but researchers acknowledged that the wide variation in the number of admissions throughout the lunar cycle limited the interpretation of the results.[18] Two other studies found evidence that those with mental disorders generally exhibit periods of increased violent or aggressive episodes during the full moon,[19][20] but a more recent study found no such correlation.[21] An analysis of mental-health data found a significant effect of moon phase, but only on schizophrenic patients.[22] Nor are such effects necessarily related directly to the behaviour of the moon. A study into epilepsy found a significant negative correlation between the mean number of seizures and the fraction of the moon illuminated by the sun, but this correlation disappeared when the local clarity of the night sky was controlled for, suggesting that it was the brightness of the night that influenced the occurrence of epileptic seizures.[23]

A reported correlation between moon phase and the number of homicides in Dade County was found, through later analysis, not to be supported by the data and to have been the result of inappropriate and misleading statistical procedures.[17]

Three studies carried out between 1959 and 1973 reported a 1 percent increase in births in New York following a full moon. However, a 1957 analysis of 9,551 births in Danville, PA, found no correlation between birth rate and the phase of the moon,[24] and a 2001 analysis of 70,000,000 birth records from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed no correlation between an increased birth rate and the full moon phase.[25]

A fifteen month study in Jacksonville, Florida revealed no lunar effect on crime or hospital room admittance.[26]

A meta-analysis of thirty-seven studies that examined relationships between the moon’s four phases and human behavior revealed no significant correlation. The authors found that, of twenty-three studies that had claimed to show correlation, nearly half contained at least one statistical error.[17]

 

 

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Feather Comes Out Of Baby’s Neck!

In Interesting and funny on December 18, 2012 at 17:04

In a curious case, Feather stuck out of a Baby’s neck.

The explanation handed out by the Doctors for this unconvincing.

Feather from Baby's Neck

Feather emerges from Baby’s Neck

“No one knew what was bothering 7-month-old Mya Whittington. Her discomfort stumped her parents and doctors. She was finally hospitalized — and a 2-inch feather eventually poked its way out of her neck, shocking everyone…..

Sunday morning, when we woke up, it had doubled in size and there was a pimple-looking thing on the end of it,” he said. “We’re looking at it and going, ‘There’s no way this is a swollen gland.’”

Mya was admitted to a hospital near the family’s home in Hutchinson, Kansas. Doctors thought she had a staph infection of her lymph nodes. But when they tried to drain the bump, nothing came out. Hours later, Aaron Whittington and his wife Emma noticed what appeared to be a “half-inch string” protruding from Mya’s face.

“[The pediatrician] threw on gloves and she pulled out a 2-inch feather and she’s like, ‘It’s a feather.’ And we’re like, ‘What do you mean it’s a feather?’ And she showed us,” Whittington said, still in disbelief.

“As far as how the feather got into the side of the neck, our doctor says we’ll probably never really know,” he said. “But her best guess is that she either inhaled it or tried swallowing it and it got lodged in the throat somewhere, and the body, just being crazy, just started to reject it and force it out the side of her neck.”

The parents now remember Mya crying and puling at the area under her left ear over the past few weeks, but they thought she might be getting an ear infection or teething.

The little girl is now “almost 100 percent recovered,” according to Whittington. Doctors have checked her out and determined that she will not need surgery. They say her body will heal on its own…

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/12/two-inch-feather-emerges-from-babys-neck/?fb_ref=abc-fb-recs

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‘Your Facebook Profile after Your Death’ Video

In Interesting and funny, internet on December 9, 2012 at 08:43

For those who remain Immortal or leave something of themselves to posterity!

Me, I will be leaving behind only my children!

Facebook.

Facebook profile.

‘Nobody knows exactly when the 39-year-old, who went by the online moniker “Dare Dellcan,” took his life. Nobody knows why the normally cheery creative director and design company owner did it. And for the first couple of days, few people besides the police officers who found his body on July 16 knew he was dead.

The day after the discovery, a message appeared on Dowdell’s Facebook wall.

“I am a friend of Anthony’s. I wish I could call you all to inform you personally and this is probably a crappy way to find this out but our dear friend Anthony aka Ant aka Dare Dellcan has passed away. It is confirmed. I live around the corner and I have spoken with authorities this evening … I am only sharing this because if I was Anthony’s friend, I would want to know too. And I know that Anthony had friends all over the place.”

Dowdell had 692 friends on the social network. They were in New Jersey, where he lived, New York City, where he was raised, and spread from Los Angeles to Miami. A few were in Brazil and Italy. As with most people on Facebook, they were former girlfriends and dates-turned-friends, high school and college classmates, co-workers. Many hadn’t seen him in years. Most didn’t know each other.

The message on Facebook, linked to a newspaper article about an unnamed manfound dead in a truck in the store’s parking lot, is how nearly all learned of Dowdell’s death.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/death-facebook-dead-profiles_n_2245397.html

 

 

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Cracks 250 Year Code, Secret Society Manual!

In Interesting and funny on November 18, 2012 at 08:40

The Oculist Seal_jpg.

The Oculist Seal.

A Rare, 250 year old Manuscript,A present by A colleague, Visit to a Computer Specialist Lecture on Translation Algorithm,Search for the Language..

—– and Finally the Unveiling of a Secret Society.

Sounds like the blurb on a Best Seller?

No.

This  actually happened.

Decoding a Manuscript_jpg.

Oculist Manual, in Code.

Wolfgang Hock, a colleague, presented  Christiane Schaefer,a Philologist was presented  a rare manuscript in 1998 in Berlin.

After reaching Uppsala  University, Stockholm, Christiane tried to find what it was all about but just couldn’t understand anything.

-January 2011, Schaefer attended an Uppsala conference on computational linguistics. Ordinarily talks like this gave her a headache. She preferred musty books to new technologies and didn’t even have an Internet connection at home. But this lecture was different. The featured speaker was Kevin Knight, a University of Southern California specialist in machine translation—the use of algorithms to automatically translate one language into another. With his stylish rectangular glasses, mop of prematurely white hair, and wiry surfer’s build, he didn’t look like a typical quant. Knight spoke in a near whisper yet with intensity and passion. His projects were endearingly quirky too. He built an algorithm that would translate Dante’s Inferno based on the user’s choice of meter and rhyme scheme. Soon he hoped to cook up software that could understand the meaning of poems and even generate verses of its own.

When Knight asked whether any one had some thing that needed code breaking, Chrisitiane  remembered the manuscript and she gave it to him.

Through  a painstaking process the Language was identified, German.

Then came the shocking discovery, The Manuscript was detailing the Initiation Ceremony of of ‘Oculist’ sect,’Active in the mid-18th century, the Oculists fixated on both the anatomy and symbolism of the eye. They focused on sight as a metaphor for knowledge. And they performed surgery on the eye. “We exceed all other [healers] by being able to pierce all cataracts, whether they’re fully developed or not,” the group boasted in its public—and uncoded—bylaws…..

Centered in the town of Wolfenbüttel, Germany, the Oculists, it was believed, played the role of gatekeepers to the burgeoning field of ophthalmology. They kept out the “charlatans” who could cause someone to “lose their eyesight forever.”

On their crest, the Oculists featured a cataract needle and three cats (which, of course, can see in near darkness). In their bylaws, the Oculists’ emphasis on the master’s “light hand” seemed to be a reference to members’ surgical skill. And they appeared to have a rather progressive attitude; women could be Oculists, just like men…

Starting on page 27 and continuing for the remaining 78 pages, the cipher detailed the rituals performed by the highest degrees of the Masonic order—rites unknown to ordinary Masons at the time. Nothing was omitted from the Copiale’s descriptions of these top-level rituals. Not the skulls. Not the coffins. Not removal of undergarments nor the nooses nor the veneration of Hiram Abiff, builder of the Great Temple of Jerusalem, whose decomposed body became the alchemical emblem for turning something rotten into something miraculous and golden.

Decades later, most of these practices became widely known as the Freemasons’ secrets seeped out. But in the 1740s they were still well concealed—except to the Oculists. The Oculists were a secret society that had burrowed deep into another secret society. Önnerfors noted that the cats on the Oculists’ insignia were watching over mice. It could be another Oculist joke — or a sign that they were spies.’

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/ff-the-manuscript/all/

Interesting isn’t it?

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Drunk and Escalator,500 Miles, Hilarious Videos.

In Interesting and funny, videos on November 15, 2012 at 07:59

There are Drunks and Drunks.

There was an instance of a Drunk walking 500 miles up  in an Escalator.

There is also an excellent compilation of Drunks in YouTube.

Now the latest to the list is a business man who kept on going the wrong way in the Escalator ,Blind Drunk, in Tottenham Court Road,London.

Negotiating the London Underground can be a trying ordeal at the best of times.

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A Drunk.

But it all got a bit too much for this ‘drunk’ businessman who was so determined to reach his platform he attempted to walk the wrong way down an escalator.

A fellow commuter captured this footage of the business person, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase, trying to ride down to the tube on an escalator moving upwards at Tottenham Court Road.

Despite moving absolutely nowhere, the unnamed man continues to take on the escalator with dogged determination.

And he keeps going even when several other passengers point out he is walking the wrong way.

One good Samaritan makes several attempts to lead him off the escalator but the business person takes no notice and continues on his fruitless journey.

After struggling for more than two minutes as people push past – he is guided off by a helpful commuter who pushes the emergency stop button and points him in the right direction.

The incident was caught on camera last Friday by Sam Napper, 27, who described the man as a ‘drunk Japanese businessman’.

Sam, from London, said: ‘I was making my way home after dinner when we quite literally bumped into this chap on the escalators between the Northern and Central Lines at Tottenham Court Road station.

‘At first I thought he was playing silly buggers with a few of his FX Trader mates but then we saw his dogged stagger and realised he was alone.

‘One by one, concerned commuters tried to steer him in the right direction, to no avail.

‘Eventually, someone pushed the emergency stop button.

‘After pausing for a few seconds, he turned around and walked out, as if nothing ever happened, saying nothing, leaving us stunned.’

Full Report and Video at the Link;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232700/Hilarious-video-drunk-businessman-trying-walk-wrong-way-Tube-escalator-Tottenham-Court-Road.html

Watch this as well.

I have a friend of mine who retired as a Supreme Court Judge, India.

Once in Bangalore ( my friend was not a Judge then) we went to Hotel in Bangalore and finished taking meals.

One among the group picked up Beeda, which is given at the end of the Meals in India, from the Table of another man.

He was also drunk.

A quarrel ensured and it was quite loud and embarrassing.

We pacified the Drunks and sort convinced the Hotel Manager that our friend was not Drunk

My friend who later became a Judge jumped up(he was drunk of course) and addressed the Manager.

‘Don’t underestimate us even though we are Drunk!’

Drunks make the otherwise dull and dreary Life.

 

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