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Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?, Eagle Eye

Does the Pentagon have the right weapons to fight off an alien invasion?

Outstanding number 817 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No. Asked by Foreign Policy. Thanks to Ian Leslie, author of the outstanding Marbury blog and the outstanding Born Liars book.

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 at 12:10 pm

Did Life On Earth Originate From Zombie Microbes?, Eagle Eye

Did Life On Earth Originate From Zombie Microbes?

Those are microbes that rise from underground singing “Thriller” in falsetto voices, presumably. Number 813 in the long-running series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, coming shortly to bookshops near you. This one is asked by NPR, National Public Radio in the US, for whom “zombie” seems to mean “extra-terrestrial”.
Thanks to Roger.
Number 814 [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 4 June 2012 at 10:34 am

Did Jesus Foresee the US Constitution?, Eagle Eye

Did Jesus Foresee the US Constitution?

Andrew Sullivan in The Daily Beast asks number 811 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, in the headline on an article about Mormonism. Possibly not a genuine QTWTAIN (I don’t think Sullivan believes the US Constitution was foretold in 1st-century Judaea), unless it is rephrased to ask, “Does Mitt Romney [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 2:23 pm

Is there a relationship between the decline of smoking and the decline of profits at JP Morgan?, Eagle Eye

Is there a relationship between the decline of smoking and the decline of profits at JP Morgan?

The full version of number 807 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is:
I’m reluctant to bring this up again, but is there a relationship between the decline of smoking (pondering things with a cigar) and the decline of profits at JP Morgan on smoke-free Wall Street?
Asked by David Hockney, in [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 14 May 2012 at 8:04 pm

Did the Elite use Paris leylines to kill Lady Di?, Eagle Eye

Did the Elite use Paris leylines to kill Lady Di?

I have still not settled on a suitable Question to Which the Answer is No with which to end the selection for The Book of the Blog Series.
The above, number 805, is very good, spotted by Stuart Ritchie, but as he says David Icke forums are easy pickings.
Meanwhile, in a different part of the internet, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 13 May 2012 at 6:09 pm

Are Dads the New Moms?, Eagle Eye

Are Dads the New Moms?

I have just finished the first draft of my book, Questions to Which the Answer is No, which collects the best of the 801 examples from newspapers and new media that I have listed on this blog since 2009.
There was one thing missing, though. I have listed the questions in chronological order, in the hope [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 May 2012 at 4:17 pm

Tony Blair will he become the Antichrist of prophecy?, Eagle Eye

Tony Blair will he become the Antichrist of prophecy?

I haven’t watched this YouTube clip (pictured), but it asks number 799 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, although a similar question has been asked before.
Meanwhile, Live Science asks number 800:
‘Jackie’ the Ripper: Was the Infamous Serial Killer a Woman?
Thanks to Nick Stanton.
As the Independent on Sunday’s Katie Price correspondent, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 11 May 2012 at 9:41 pm

“Whom do the voters really want?” (“That’s nice.”), Eagle Eye

“Whom do the voters really want?” (“That’s nice.”)

Fifteen years ago today Tony Blair won the first of three elections. To mark this momentous anniversary, a few things.
1. The man himself has been interviewed by China Daily TV. The story is here, and the video is here, which I do recommend for the interviewer (pictured), who is wonderful. A couple of times he [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 at 9:45 pm

Should Your Dog Be Watching TV?, Eagle Eye

Should Your Dog Be Watching TV?

Lovely Question to Which the Answer is No asked by The New York Times. Number 796 in my series.
Thanks to Emily Purser.
And here comes another, asked by The Atlantic:
Are Indie Movies Getting Too Pretty?
(Something to do with high definition pictures.) Number 797.
We have done this one before (slightly different wording about robots I think), but [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 8:15 pm

Was Einstein the world’s worst husband?, Eagle Eye

Was Einstein the world’s worst husband?

Tom Watson MP is waiting for me to write my “must do better” article about David Cameron, now that Ed Miliband has slumped to an eight-point lead with ICM, the pollsters usually most cautious about the level of Labour support.
Well, he’ll have to wait. Because the Daily Mail has just asked number 795 in my [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 23 April 2012 at 7:16 pm

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