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Offline Steven Novella

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SGU 5x5 #85
« on: February 09, 2010, 10:04:12 PM »
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Re: SGU 5x5 #85
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 07:40:53 AM »
Amused by the sound of the dog barking at 2:57 into the podcast... *yip*!

On a related note to the podcast, however... I was at the Aeon Mall here in Miyazaki, Japan this last Sunday. It was pretty packed full of people bustling around and taking care of shopping. Although one curious thing that caught my eye was a big "fortune telling" consultation stand they had set up on the 2nd floor. Looked like the place was pretty hopping.

One thing about Japan... even though people here aren't crazy religious and many would likely fall on an otherwise atheist side of things... I've noticed it's still quite popular here to believe in a grab-bag mix of magical concepts like blood type-fortunes, power-spots (locations that hold magical "energy"), or other things as such. I didn't get a super close look at all that the mall fortune telling entailed, but they had some diagrams set out showing palm-lines and things like that.