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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles - many of them pretty good. Here are the best of the bunch for you to enjoy.

What are crystal skulls?

Back in the early 20th-century mysterious skulls made from polished crystals began to enter the collections of private enthusiasts of the occult. Discovered by adventurers raiding sacred areas of the ancient world, these skulls were said to possess unusual supernatural powers and their owners, who could use them to "will death" to others. Learn about the strange history of these curious and suspect archaeological finds in this lost episode of Stuff You Should Know.

In (Post) Soviet Russia, Occult Healers Outnumber Doctors

Russia's passed some weird benchmark recently. RIA Novosti, the state-owned news agency, reports that a World Health Organization survey found that there are around 800,000 witches and sorcerers operating in Russia today. That's 160,000 more occult healers than registered physicians, which means that Russia, as the RIA article put it, "has more occult healers than doctors." That's that weird benchmark I referred to a moment ago.