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Skeptical Briefs — Volume 24.4

Winter 2014/2015

Paul McCartney Really Is Not Dead

Paul McCartney Really Is Not Dead

by Loren Collins
Volume 24.4, Winter 2014/2015

Paul McCartney was twenty years old when the Beatles came to fame, and only twenty-four when, as legend has it, he was killed in a car accident in 1966 and replaced with a lookalike.

Fortean Frog Falls: Facts and Fallacies

Fortean Frog Falls: Facts and Fallacies

by Benjamin Radford
Volume 24.4, Winter 2014/2015

The most likely explanation for how small frogs get up into the sky in the first place is meteorological: a whirlwind, tornado, or other natural phenomenon.

Dr. Pierce: Medicine for ‘Weak Women’

Dr. Pierce: Medicine for ‘Weak Women’

by Joe Nickell
Volume 24.4, Winter 2014/2015

Investigative Files

In the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, alleged cures for “female weakness” were among the nostrums marketed by quacks.

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Carbon Dating: Humor in a Skeptical Vein

by Gurmukh Mongia
Volume 24.4, Winter 2014/2015

Skeptical Podcasts

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Pseudoscience and Bad Science in the Brazilian Scientific American

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 24.4, Winter 2014/2015

Skepticism and Science