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Friday, October 21, 2005

Got that one wrong, did ya?

A few months ago I had linked to a sad story, "Chennai astrologer foresees death, commits suicide". Well, today on Sify I learn, "Indian astrologer lives after predicting own end." The report says:
Hundreds of people flocked to a village in central India on Thursday to see if an astrologer who forecast his own death would indeed die as predicted.

But the 75-year-old man survived the day.
The piece ends by informing us that "in the past, crowds have beaten up astrologers when their predicted demise failed to occur." Heh.

Previous posts on that psuedo-science: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
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