Read: Dowsing for AIDS

Cracked Science

If you are an avid reader of the blog, you may remember an article I wrote last October on dowsing, the dodgy art whose practitioners claim empowers them to find underground water and buried treasures using a twig or pendulum. The article itself was not widely read and I suspect it’s because dowsing by and large has been discredited and readers failed to perceive its contemporary consequences. I did write about the use of these ineffectual rods to detect roadside bombs and ivory.

Now, these empty casings, whose mechanisms are based on nothing less fanciful than wishful thinking, are being touted as a new military discovery in Egypt to detect and treat, get this, HIV and hepatitis.

I urge you to read the report from the BBC. Here’s an excerpt:

“Egypt has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world, with around 20% of people either suffering or…

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