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
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
‘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
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
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!