This Mennonite Colony Has a Crazy-Horrible 'Ghost Rape' Problem

Over the course of four years, 130 females of a Mennonite colony in Bolivia reported that they'd woken up with raging headaches, bits of rope in their hair, pain "down below," memory loss, and blood and semen stains on their sheets. For the townsfolk there was no other explanation: a demon was raping their women. » 8/09/13 11:40am 8/09/13 11:40am

Chagas: The Scary Disease Some Are Calling the New AIDS

Just when it seemed like all the super scary diseases had been discovered—flesh-eating bacteria, brain tapeworms, and, of course, HIV/AIDS, among many others—a new one comes along to bring fresh terror into our hearts. Introducing Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites that get into our bodies by way of… » 5/29/12 10:00pm 5/29/12 10:00pm

Bolivian Female Wrestlers Brawl In Twirling Skirts

Wrestling may be "fake" — choreographed, set up, rehearsed, meant as entertainment — but when you watch these Bolivian chotlitas jumping off of the ropes and flying through the air, it's obvious there's risk — and talent — involved. Mike Powell, who was in the audience as these women fought, says that the best… » 7/11/11 6:30pm 7/11/11 6:30pm

Palin, Palin, Palin And That Other Guy, Too

  • There are already quotes from the Palin-Gibson confab! She threatens war with Russia, sidesteps the hubris question, and can't blink! It sounds all kinds of fair and balanced and totally not fluffy. Just because they're taking a stroll together doesn't mean it was too chummy.[Mark Ambinder, Mark Ambinder, TV Newser]
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