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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'.

Isaac Asimov
(1920 - 1992)

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Myths and Mysteries
with Richard Saunders.

I had fun on the Mike Williams Saturday Night Live radio show early in 2007. Mike has moved on and I hope to work with him again in the future.

Hear Richard's first segment. 13 Jan 2007 mp3

Topics for Saturday the 10th of Feb 2007

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Michel de Nostradamus (1503 - 1566), was one of the world's most famous publishers of prophecies.

Nostradamus wrote four-line verses (quatrains) in groups of 100 (centuries). The important thing to remember is that he wrote them in a very vague way, although some of them would have made sense to the people of the time.

But many authors have taken liberties in their translations of the 16th Century French used by Nostradamus and other later translations in order to twist and turn the predictions to fit know events or people.

Nostradamus mentions the name “Mabus”, an anti-Christ.

- Century 2, Quatrain 62 -
Mabus then will soon die, there will come
A horrible undoing of people and animals:
At once vengeance one will see vengeance,
One hundred hands, thirst, famine, when the comet will run.

Well, if you spell "Mabus" backwards, you get “Subam” then, just turn the “b” backwards again it becomes a “d”, “Sudam”. Now replace the "u" with an "a" and you get “Sadam”. Then just add another “d” and you get “Saddam”. Amazing. But even more amazing is that you can also turn “Mabus” into W. Bush. Just flip the “M” to make “W” then remove the ‘a’ and add a 'h' at the end. You get "W Bush". This is game anyone can play.

One of the best book on the subject is "The Mask of Nostradamus" by James Randi.


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Topics for Saturday the 27th of Jan 2007

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Spontaneous Human Combustion

Relax. Spontaneous Human Combustion is a myth. Although people can and do burn, it takes many hours and is usually the result of a tragic accident where the clothes catch on fire and the fire itself is fuelled by body fat.


Fire Walking

More like 'Hot Coal Walking'. The foot is not in contact with the hot coals long enough for the heat energy to be transferred from the coal into the foot. Those who have tried to walk on longer ‘fire pits’ end up with burnt feet.




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