Saturday, January 29, 2011

Water Filtration Scams

You may have remembered this posting on scambusting a while ago ( ). Well it seems like we are not the only ones who have taken notice!

Walmart marketing Homeopathy

More FaceBook scams

Cure or Con. CBC takes on Homeopathy

CBC Marketplace takes a look at Homeopathy. It's a good in that it lets those uninformed about this scam, but I don't think it's hard enough to make that much of a difference.

Common Conspiracy Theories

Just a small list of common conspiracy theories. Have fun :)


Richard Feynman on science "is what we have learned about how not to fool ourselves."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sleights of Mind

I just finished reading this book. Even as a professional magician I was thoroughly enthrawled with the information it contained. The links to how we are scammed in every day life from psychics, vaccine deniers and ourselves is contained in this book. I highly reccomend it.

Holographic Wristbands

An update on those PowerBalance wristbands. It would appear that they got into a bit of trouble.

Lots about vaccines

Very interesting blog with some fine debunking going on.

From Kat

From Kat on the Facebook Scambusting page
"Happy New Year! The virus aholes are at it again. If you see a post on your feed which goes like this: It's amazing i can see who deleted me from their friends list on New Year" w/ an http link- DON"T OPEN IT !!! A friend of a friend had his fb page hacked, his pswds changed, including his email, and it crashed his computer."

Teena Marie

While it is unconclusive, I found this line in the article ("But friends said she had stopped taking the drug because of its side effects and had switched to herbal remedies.") and is why I am posting it. In any case, this article does relay the importance of not abandoning certain medicines.

Nitrogen Filled Tires

Interesting. Would like to see the actual test papers.