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14-10-2014, 08:58 AM
Wellness Stones
This is something bizarre which I don't really have much information on because I honestly don't even know what to google, but I wonder if anyone else has encountered it.

Today while I was in town I was stopped by a man who was trying to sell these little round stones with LED lights implanted into the back of them. He told me that they were used to "bring peace of mind and help the body locate the correct energies to cure any illness you might have", as well as "give you a sense of rhythm to help with your social life".
I didn't have the time or energy for any sort of confrontation or questioning so I just said 'no thanks' and moved on. I have never encountered anything like it before, at least in the thing being sold, though I've had similar claims made to me about oils and herb bundles and such. Wish I'd stayed to get more information now though, but 20/20 hindsight and all that.

Does anyone know what these things are, or ever encountered similar snake oil?

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14-10-2014, 09:04 AM
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woo.


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14-10-2014, 09:06 AM
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There has been a movement again in Malls or shopping centers selling bracelets that have beads perfectly placed to provide wellbeing and balance. They're just Psychosomatic in their effects on people.

People tend to like shiny objects or well shaped stones and attribute the good workings of the mind to them. It works for some people that way I suppose.Consider

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14-10-2014, 09:13 AM
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(14-10-2014 08:58 AM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  Does anyone know what these things are, or ever encountered similar snake oil?

Yup - they're stones with LEDs in them. Smile

Same woo as 'healing stones' and crystals and all the other 'energy alignment' baloney.

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14-10-2014, 09:14 AM
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Just a high tech pet rock.
There is so much woo out there, people just pull things out their ass sometimes just to sell it. I bet it costs more then a rock. Maybe paper weights just don't sell very well.

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14-10-2014, 09:15 AM
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(14-10-2014 08:58 AM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  This is something bizarre which I don't really have much information on because I honestly don't even know what to google, but I wonder if anyone else has encountered it.

Today while I was in town I was stopped by a man who was trying to sell these little round stones with LED lights implanted into the back of them. He told me that they were used to "bring peace of mind and help the body locate the correct energies to cure any illness you might have", as well as "give you a sense of rhythm to help with your social life".
I didn't have the time or energy for any sort of confrontation or questioning so I just said 'no thanks' and moved on. I have never encountered anything like it before, at least in the thing being sold, though I've had similar claims made to me about oils and herb bundles and such. Wish I'd stayed to get more information now though, but 20/20 hindsight and all that.

Does anyone know what these things are, or ever encountered similar snake oil?

Maybe the guy was stoned.

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14-10-2014, 09:19 AM
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I believe that if you were to add some of the "distilled water with multiple vibrational frequency blending" I described in this thread http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...-Snake-Oil
the results would be a wet rock with short-circuited LED lights Big Grin

I collect small, polished round stones from wherever I travel and squeeze them to make my hands feel better but mine don't have lights Sadcryface2

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14-10-2014, 09:21 AM
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(14-10-2014 09:15 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(14-10-2014 08:58 AM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  This is something bizarre which I don't really have much information on because I honestly don't even know what to google, but I wonder if anyone else has encountered it.

Today while I was in town I was stopped by a man who was trying to sell these little round stones with LED lights implanted into the back of them. He told me that they were used to "bring peace of mind and help the body locate the correct energies to cure any illness you might have", as well as "give you a sense of rhythm to help with your social life".
I didn't have the time or energy for any sort of confrontation or questioning so I just said 'no thanks' and moved on. I have never encountered anything like it before, at least in the thing being sold, though I've had similar claims made to me about oils and herb bundles and such. Wish I'd stayed to get more information now though, but 20/20 hindsight and all that.

Does anyone know what these things are, or ever encountered similar snake oil?

Maybe the guy was stoned.

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14-10-2014, 09:22 AM
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(14-10-2014 09:19 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  I believe that if you were to add some of the "distilled water with multiple vibrational frequency blending" I described in this thread http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...-Snake-Oil
the results would be a wet rock with short-circuited LED lights Big Grin

I collect small, polished round stones from wherever I travel and squeeze them to make my hands feel better but mine don't have lights Sadcryface2

If you were walking across a moor and found a stone with LEDs in it ...

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14-10-2014, 09:23 AM
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(14-10-2014 09:15 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Maybe the guy was stoned.

... and saw the light.

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