I read a sci-fi story recently in which the writer scoffed at gullible idiots who believe the “Martha Lights” are as real as ancient astronauts and Elvis sightings. (In another story the same writer claimed it never snows in Santa Fe, which is like saying it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime.) This puzzles … More Who the Heck is Martha?
I was attending Texas Tech in that hotbed of paranormal activity that is Lubbock. A group of us, as bored then as I am now, got a Ouija board and plied it with questions like, “When will I lose my virginity, and who with?” I took my turn, concluded it was lame, and therefore was … More Ouija, Ouija
Know what cochineal is? Apparently too many people do now, so food labels might list it as “carmine” or “natural colorants.” They’re not lying about it being “natural”–it’s made from mashed bugs that live on prickly pear cactus. Once used to make really red dye for textiles, in modern times it’s been found in yogurt, … More Bugs In My Food