According to new research, the Moon affects not only the tides of the oceans but also people, producing a range of symptoms from flare-ups of gout to bladder problems. It may even lie behind the causes of car crashes and affect people's hormonal balances.
| The Independent |
Oh come off it, scientists. Next you'll be telling us that astrology can assess the risk of car accidents.
Meanwhile, in India, a court has determined that, in at least one legal category, elephants enjoy the same legal status as humans. If that were to happen here, imagine the stress on our education system!
Lastly, in Greece, Zeus worship is on a comeback.
A tiny group of worshippers plans a rare ceremony Sunday to honor the ancient Greek gods, at Athens' 1,800-year-old Temple of Olympian Zeus. Greece's Culture Ministry has declared the central Athens site off-limits, but worshippers say they will defy the decision.
Unfortunately, even in revival of an ancient religion, the first thing you get is sectarian conflict:
Those who seek to revive the ancient Greek religion are split into rival organizations which trade insults over the Internet.
Sweet zombie Jesus, where will it end?