Here's a surprising bit of occultism in the world of Big Science. We daren't ask why, but scientists pointed a tadpole's head at a plant to see if it would encourage growth. And it did. The so-called scientific explanation was that invisible radiations from the tadpole's head made it happen. (We aren't making this up.) What's hilarious is that Big Science's explanation is along the lines of what Big Magic thinks is going on. And so this item goes in our very, very slim file of articles in Popular Mechanics
that we actually believe. From 1931.