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Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 - 2:18 a.m.

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Luck, Miracles and Mind Control

Here is an interesting little article about a woman called Vesna, who holds the guinness world record on highest survived fall. She survived, incredibly, an airplane crash from 33,330 feet.

I cannot agree more with her estimation of her luck (heck, the other Vesna wasn't on that flight at all... so who is lucky?), nor with the take on the 'miracle'.

I guess I'm a pragmatist. usually.

I got to this article from Radiogurl's. If you look forward and back, there are many more interesting articles.

The one on spiders... they say it is 'mind control'. Personally, I think they probably emit a chemical that partially paralyses either part of the spider's brain, or part of its body. If I make it so your sense of balance disappears from one ear, you may walk in circles instead of straight. If I make one eye stop working, you will consistently reach less far for objects than you would if both eyes worked, since you will no longer be able to judge distance. I doubt very much it is 'mind control' except in a purely physical sense. Brain or body injury does fascinating things. I am sure that shooting botox into someone's brain would exact very interesting, damn, behaviour!!

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