TRC #475: Age Of Consent + Elections Signs + ‘Allah’ Found At Viking Burial Site?

Given the troubling sexual harassment and assault allegations in the news involving minors, Darren takes a look at age of consent laws worldwide. Cristina fields a Checker’s question regarding whether election campaign signs have any measurable impact on voter share. Finally, Adam digs into claims that Arabic characters spelling “Allah” are woven into ancient Viking funeral costumes.

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Age Of Consent

Elections Signs

WaPo: x Sorry campaign managers: Lawn signs are only 98.3 percent useless

Politico: Campaign lawn signs little effect

The effects of lawn signs on vote outcomes: Results from four randomized field experiments

Atlantic: Law Sign Wars

Wiki: Lawn Signs

‘Allah’ Found At Viking Burial Site?

The Rise and Fall of the Viking “Allah” Textile

Viking Age Tablet Weaving: Kufic or Not? – A String Geek’s Stash

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Exhibition: Viking Age patterns may be Kufic script – Uppsala University, Sweden

New York Times: ‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

The Guardian: University claims Viking burial clothes women with ‘Allah’ discovered in Sweden

BBC: Why did Vikings have ‘Allah’ embroidered into funeral clothes?

Independent: Researchers find name of Allah woven into ancient Viking burial fabrics

Daily Mail: Arabic text ‘Allah’ uncovered in Viking burial clothing

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1 Response to TRC #475: Age Of Consent + Elections Signs + ‘Allah’ Found At Viking Burial Site?

  1. Renae says:

    Love your show! Just a quick comment. On “age of consent” you referred to someone with mental retardation. That is an American term not favoured in Canada. Please use cognitive disability or developmental disability instead.
    Thank you! Keep up the great work!

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