Had a great time watching The Men Who Stare At Goats this weekend. It is definitely good for a few laughs. I wanted to find out a little bit about how much is actually true in this movie. Wired has a nice short article on the subject here. According to the article, psychic spies and playing Barney to prisoners is true, but nobody actually killed a goat with his mind (the article doesn't say they didn't try, though, and it is also silent on the subject of sparkly eyes).
As for how the rumor about killing goats got started, I have my own theory...
I have worked in economic policy and research in Washington, D.C. and Ghana. My husband and I recently moved to Guyana, where I am working for the Ministry of Finance. I like riding motorcycle, outdoor sports, foreign currencies, capybaras, and having opinions.