Archive for February 8th, 2011

Egyptian Army guarding pyramids

National Geographic has an interesting story on the protection of the tombs.

Of course, this is probably a cover story and the truth probably is the army was called in to protect people from the unspeakable horrors that lurk in the tombs.

Romania cracks down on witches

This seems like a rather dangerous step to take:

BUCHAREST, Romania – There’s more bad news in the cards for Romania’s beleaguered witches.

A month after Romanian authorities began taxing them for their trade, the country’s soothsayers and fortune tellers are cursing a new bill that threatens fines or even prison if their predictions don’t come true.

Superstition is a serious matter in the land of Dracula, and officials have turned to witches to help the recession-hit country collect more money and crack down on tax evasion.

Witches argue they shouldn’t be blamed for the failure of their tools.

“They can’t condemn witches, they should condemn the cards,” Queen Witch Bratara Buzea told The Associated Press by telephone.

It’s the poor workman that blames the tools. However, I won’t be surprised to see a newt outbreak in Romania soon as the witches strike back.

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