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  1. ramonmercado

    The Spread Of Misinformation Varies By Topic And Country In Europe, Study Finds

    Cultural and National differences affect (mis) beliefs. MAY 8, 2024 Editors' notes The spread of misinformation varies by topic and by country in Europe, study finds by Public Library of Science Cumulative number of the total retweets received by questionable sources vs. the cumulative...
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    Research Paper Assistance: Is There A Connection Between Cryptozoology And Human Imagination?

    Hey Everyone! I am a college student, who is taking a course this semester that requires me to interview people on a topic for a paper. I was wondering if some people can answer a quick form for me to collect some data on cryptozoology. The goal of the paper is find a connection between...
  3. frankiefelix

    Would You Like To Contribute To My Book, Pretty Please?

    Hi, folks. I'm researching the occult history of Blackpool for my first attempt at writing a whole book. It's a look at the individuals and groups who helped to make Blackpool's esoteric night side from its beginnings to the present day. So far I have contacts and data for the Spiritualists...
  4. maximus otter

    US Scientists Turning Dead Birds Into Drones To Study Flight Techniques

    A research team in New Mexico is converting taxidermic birds into drones in order to study flight patterns. Mostafa Hassanalian, a mechanical engineering professor leading the project at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, said the team started looking into deceased...
  5. Sharon Hill

    Fortean Content On The Web

    It would be great to have a thread about sources of Fortean materials and history available on the web. I'll start with a source that may be inexhaustible reading for anyone's lifetime: Isaac Koi's Archives for the Unexplained Includes topics mainly on UFOs but also lots of publications on...
  6. Comfortably Numb

    Charles Fort Research Papers

    Charles Fort Research Papers Perhaps of interest? https://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Charles_Fort
  7. Arizona Observer

    Time / Calendar Distribution Of UFO Sightings & Other Fortean Incidents?

    In his 1970 book Operation Trojan Horse, John Keel discusses how sightings (in this case of UFOs) were distributed on different days of the week. Allegedly drawing from over 10,000 “clippings and reports” Keel comes up with the following. “Wednesday had the greatest number of sightings, and...
  8. lordmongrove

    Cryptozoology Research Papers

    Cryptozoological research papers on line. https://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Cryptozoology
  9. mikfez

    Masturbation: Abstinence & Indulgence

    Apparently it was National Masturbation Day on Tuesday (28th May) The first National Masturbation Day was observed May 7, 1995, after sex-positive retailer Good Vibrations declared the day in honor of Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who was fired in 1994 by President Bill Clinton for suggesting...
  10. GNC

    Fort's Shoeboxes

    There's a letter in FT341 asking what Fort's shoeboxes (where he stored his data) would have been designed for. Nobody seems to think they were for shoes, but the writer mentions they could fit a pair of shoes packed heel to toe, which I think sounds most likely. Fort certainly got a lot of...
  11. ramonmercado

    IQ Linked To Happiness Level

    Hmm, I would have expected less intelligent people to be happier: they don't realise how bad things are. But here we have those just above subnormal intelligence being the unhappiest. That perhaps is unsurprising; they would be expected to cope in the world with few if any supports. However...
  12. amarok2005

    Researching Lemming Falls: How Far Do You Go For A Detail?

    Don't know if the Fort section is best for this, but he was a dogged researcher, so maybe he would have appreciated this. I've been writing occasional pieces for Troy Taylor's "Ghosts of the Prairie" newsletter, and one tiny bit about a "lemming fall" in Living Wonders by John Michell and...
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    Belief In Conspiracy Theories: Public Survey

    I can't actually find the details of how the survey was carried out or what the questions were, unfortunately. Anyway, I'm slightly surprised Area 51 tops the poll not to mention some of the omissions Top conspiracy theories Of the many conspiracy theories to surface over recent years...
  14. ramonmercado

    Psychopaths: New Research & Studies

    edit to amend subject title.
  15. S

    The Occult Review (1913-1920)

    Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm doing some research for a book at the moment and need to access copies of THE OCCULT REVIEW from around the years of WORLD WAR I. I know FT Magazine has run stories dealing with the Occult Review in the past, but I'm looking for anyone who has copies...
  16. A

    Writing on Fort

    Having gone through a lot of FT back issues, looking for articles, essays, etc, on Fort's philosophy (as distinguished from Fortean phenomena), I have found quite little (appreciating FTs need for commercial appeal and not academic supply), though I have found a few other things in journals like...
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    Academic Fort

    Does anyone know of any further academic work on Fort, his ideas and his philosophy? aside from the Books, the stories, letters, etc (at resologist.net), occasional articles in FT and Fortean Studies and the two or three books on Fort (such as Politics of the Imagination), does anyone know of...
  18. B

    Query: US National Statistics

    Hello, I was wondering if someone could help. I am doing some research and would like to get hold of annual US Statistics for birth by gender - over as many years as possible - but preferably at least the last 30 years............. Managed to get UK info very easily - via the National...
  19. MrRING

    Buddhist Monks' Happiness Scientifically Proven

    Meditation Shown to Light Up Brains of Buddhists LONDON (Reuters) - Buddhists really are happy, calm and serene people -- at least according to their brain scans. Using new scanning techniques, neuroscientists have discovered that certain areas of the brain light up constantly in...
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    Psychometricism & Fort's Notes

    Just a wondering that occured to me just now... I was reading through Bob Rickard and John Mitchell's excellent UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA: A ROUGH GUIDE SPECIAL and I noted in the intro a photograph of a box of Fort's handwritten notes in the NY Public Library Manuscript Section. I wonder...
  21. A

    Improbable Research

    For your delight, a selection of genuine articles and research of massive scientific importance. > RAD SAUSAGES > "Gamma Radurisation of Vienna Sausages," M.L Wessels, A. du > Plessis, Food Ind. S. Afr., vol. 45, no. 6, 1992, pp. 14-15. > > REACH FOR THE SUN > "Viagra makes flowers stand...
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