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California Drought Attracts Dowsers

Prolonged drought in California is prompting many desperate farmers look for help from a pseudoscience called dowsing. Even though it could not be scientifically proved, some people claim they can find underground water, metal ores and even graves, by scanning the ground holding a Y or L-shaped twig or rod, or even a pendulum. It is believed that divining for water originates from a 15th century practice of looking for rare metals. This summer almost all parts of California are...

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