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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Eclipse Update

Updating yesterday's post about today's eclipse.
"Superstition accompanied its path, as it has for generations.
"One Indian paper advised pregnant women not to go outside during the eclipse to avoid having a blind baby or one with a cleft lip. Food cooked before the eclipse should be thrown out afterward because it will be impure and those who are holding a knife or ax during the eclipse will cut themselves, the Hindustan Times added.
"In Turkey's earthquake-prone Tokat province, residents set up tents outside despite assurances from scientists that there was no evidence of any link between eclipses and tremors."

More here.

2 Comments:

Blogger X. Dell said...

As someone who was actually in an earthquake in the Turkish province of Tokat, I'd say just about anything could be associated with them: eclipses, weird star alignments, Cubs winning the World Series, and so forth.

Apparently, scientists have a poor track record in Asia Minor.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Suki said...

I like the ancient peoples who believed that the moon had been swallowed up by some creature, which would soon swallow them: http://www.khandro.net/calendar_eclipse.htm

1:49 PM  

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