But is it divisible by 3?

The fascination with ‘significant’ numbers is another thing I can’t get my head around. All the ‘divisible by 3‘, ‘666’, 33 malarkey that people are into is just baffling.

In a comment over at mysteriousnz, farside notes

Hey guys, I thought you’d be all over the Osama execution… Killed by 6 seals on the 66th anniversary of Hitler’s death and shot through the Left eye?

Do these guys even check their facts before making such statements? For starters, there weren’t six seals involved, the number was more like 79 (and a dog). (I think farside is getting confused by the name of the operational unit, which was SEAL team 6 – the navy equivalent of the army’s Delta Force).

Bin Laden was killed on May 2 (Pakistan time). Hitler’s death was the 30th of April.

Undaunted, farside turns to the recent royal wedding…

I don’t even see a mention of the royal wedding coincidentally on the same weekend where 660 guests a 6 bridesmaids & groomsmen assembled to see the pair get married.

There were, in fact, somewhere around 1900 guests at the ceremony.

And eight people in the bridal party: four bridesmaids, two groomsmen, the best man and the maid-of-honor.

However, Kate’s dress did have a 270-centimetre train.

And 270 is divisible by 3!

Make of that what you will.


Worst. Depopulation. Plan. Ever.

While belief in ufos, ghosts and other hard-to-prove-either-way phenomena is (vaguely) understandable, the ongoing insistence from some people that vaccinations are some sort of insidious plot is, to put not too fine a point on it, completely insane.

It’s not just all the scientific evidence that’s been compiled over the last hundred years or so, which shows that vaccinations are not only safe, but have greatly improved (and extended) the lives of millions of people, and virtually wiped out what were some of the most common and insidious childhood diseases of yesteryear (measles, whooping cough and polio, to name but three), it’s also the practical reality of your own life experience. When did you last hear of someone dying or being crippled from measles? How many childhood friends did you lose to whopping cough? How many people in your workplace are handicapped by polio?

But, the ignorance continues. Over at uncensored, for example, we’ve got a fairly typical example of anti-vax madness going on. Continue reading