Dowsing doesn't work. But given that the world's militaries have tried all sorts of nonsense at taxpayer's expense, I have to wonder whether the claims I see online that the British army have used dowsing - e.g. to find mines on the Falklands might have just a grain of truth in it. Clearly they didn't actually use it in the field, because they would have been seriously injured or killed. But is anyone aware of any EOD types being nuts enough to dabble in dowsing?