The SGU Cutting Room Floor (June 23, 2014)
We can’t get to all of the items we are interested in each week, there are simply too many. Here are a few items which did not make the final list, but they’ve earned the distinction of having hit “The SGU Cutting Room Floor.”
The World Cup can only mean one thing … animals are predicting the winner!
“By making a patriotic choice of food, loggerhead turtle Big Head predicted Tuesday that the host nation will beat Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup on Thursday. Big Head is Brazil’s answer to Germany’s Paul the Octopus, who started the psychic animal craze during the 2010 World Cup and spawned a slew of imitations around the world.”
“Food Babe” continues her misinformation war, this time against beer.
David Gorski at Science-Based medicine declares the Food Babe, “The Jenny McCarthy of Food.”
Is organic farming sustainable? Henry Miller argues:
“Organic farming might work well for certain local environments on a small scale, but its farms produce far less food per unit of land and water than conventional ones. The low yields of organic agriculture—typically 20%-50% less than conventional agriculture—impose various stresses on farmland and especially on water consumption.”
This time a 9-year-old suffers burns from an attempted exorcism.
“A pastor and his assistant who used heated stones to burn the body of a nine-year-old boy at Mankessim in the Central Region under the pretext of exorcising a demonic spirit out of him have been sentenced to a 15-year jail term each with hard labour.”
The “Trophy Wife” is a myth, new study suggests.
“New research…by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows the trophy wife stereotype is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women’s careers.”