Episode #495

News Items

        Science or Fiction

        • Item #1 Science

          In 1990 Prime Minister Mike Moore appointed an official Wizard of new Zealand, who serves to this day.

        • Item #2 Science

          On September 19, 1893, New Zealand became the first democracy in the world to grant women the full right to vote.

        • Item #3 Science

          When humans first arrived in New Zealand they were preyed upon by giant eagles, capable of killing a fully grown person.

        Skeptical Quote of the Week.

        “You know the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views. Which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.” – The Fourth Doctor, “The Face of Evil”