Here are the top stories from Doubtful News this week.
Meldrum’s course on relict hominoids is a bit of a stretch An Idaho professor is teaching an anthropology course on human evolution but something is VERY funny about this one -- it includes mention of the Bigfoot and Yeti, and not just in passing.
More news on Yeti -- explanation in a prestigious scientific journal is disappointing: Sykes’ Yeti-polar bear data conclusions challenged
Hairless, toothy mystery carcass in Santa Barbara has a normal ID A few times every year, a mystery carcass washes up on a beach somewhere sparking rampant speculation about what weird critter it could be. A hybrid monster? An alien? A mutant? It never is. Check out to see what a very normal animal looks like after death and partial decomposition. See if you can guess what it is.
From Alternative to Integrative, the NIH changes a branch name NCCAM undergoes a name change, but the focus on nonsense hypotheses remains unchanged. Is this an effective way to spend taxpayer dollars?
Rid fat by breathing article is part of BMJ’s lighthearted holiday issue Every year, researchers make the British Medical Journal Christmas issue a particularly lighthearted and humorous one. Unfortunately, journalists apparently can't tell the difference between jocularity and journalistic integrity.
Mythbusters inspire investigators to examine the escape from Alcatraz Scientist speculate that the tides may have taken a lucky turn for the legendary prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz prison.
Is the Elf On A Shelf a real spy? Your kids may think so. Do you have one of those happy elves on your mantle or shelf? Well they creep some people out. Rumor has it that they are spies for the National Security Administration. Ridiculous? Yes. But your kids think their eyes follow them all around the room.
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