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Researchers Decode 'Magical Codex' of Ancient Spells

27 spells deal with demons, love, business

(Newser) - In 1981, Australia's Macquarie University purchased a book of bound parchment—a codex—from a Viennese antiquities dealer. How far back its origins stretch is less known, but it's believed to be about 1,300 years old and hail from Upper Egypt (it's written in Egypt's... More »

Florida Police Employees Fired for Trying to Cast Spell

They allegedly tried to drive out superior with birdseed

(Newser) - A pair of Florida police employees had hoped their magic spell would get rid of their boss—but it wound up sending them packing instead. With budget cuts looming over the North Miami Police Department, longtime cop Elizabeth Torres and office manager Yvonne Rodriguez had plotted to sprinkle enchanted birdseed... More »

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