Poor Martin Luther gets no privacy, even 500 years after he's come and gone. Archaeologists have been digging around through Luther's trash, his privy, and his basement. It will come as no surprise that they found several beer mugs, and a child's crossbow and marbles. At least, Luther had an indoor pit toilet (in the cellar) with a lid. I hope they stopped there. Click here: The Reformer's Rubbish: Archaeologists Unveil Secrets of Luther's Life - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
Back in the day when I owned a retail business (a Christian bookstore @ Knott's Berry Farm), we lived in fear of so-called "shopping services." These were companies who employed people who pretended to be paying customers, but all the while were evaluating how friendly, efficient, and thorough your business was. It never failed. They always came in when it wasn't busy, I was bored, and engaged in some prank--one of which involved a spray bottle of water and a fake sneeze. I was caught red-handed. It was a good thing I was the owner and not a mere employee, or else I would have been fired. Well, now they have shopping services for churches. They show up on Sunday pretending to be visitors, and then they report back to the church about how friendly and clean the church is. Click here: The Mystery Worshipper - WSJ.com
Surveys tell us that many superstitious Americans believe in ghosts. So what about a "Christian" ghost-hunter? Well, other than the fact a Christian ghost hunter makes about as much sense as a Christian "occultist", that won't stop some people from trying to contact the dead. Click here: RNS Feature: "Christian ghost hunters seek life on the other side"
There are some people who just have a fit when they learn of an endangered species. Well, here's a species (a giant bird-eating spider) that needs to be extinct--and the sooner the better. Every last one of these critters needs killin'. Click here: Giant spider snapped eating bird in backyard near Cairns | Environment | News.com.au