Skeptics with a K: Episode #248

B12, Jack the Ripper, Master Masons, and eye bees. Plus American accents, Satanic hands, and the Wilderness Years. Time travelling in a flat, it’s Skeptics with a K.

  1. #1 by Tom Williamson on April 23, 2019 - 12:44

    Just a note on eating rabbits. I have no data back this up, this is just my subjective opinion, but I believe eating rabbit fell out of fashion because it’s seen as a poor man’s food. Whereas cows and pigs etc cost money to rear, rabbits would run around fields, eating crops and generally be a nuisance. Farmers would be very happy if people killed rabbits and ate them. With factory farming making meat much cheaper, eating rabbit fell out of fashion. In fact, I’m pretty sure myxomatosis was introduced into the rabbit population as people were no longer killing and eating them.

  2. #2 by Richard Wray on April 23, 2019 - 13:41

    Hi all,

    I don’t think the video links on the Daily Express are as neferious as you think. They may be using a company like Oovvuu who scan a news article then automatically find a video from multiple sources that matches the content.

  3. #3 by Black Knight No. 3 on April 24, 2019 - 13:30

    One of the least pleasant memories of my childhood (around four years old, I think) is of seeing a rabbit, suffering from myxomatosis dying a slow, lingering death. It was not a pretty sight. Whenever I come across rabbit meat that image, unbidden, forms in my mind. Needless to say I find I can’t eat rabbit meat.

    Having a quick look online a chef has written that rabbit meat is not popular in kitchens due to the amount of work required compared to the yield.

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