Category Archives: Strange

Dolphins Steal The Show In US Surf Contest

A pod of dolphins have shown their competitive spirit by joining a group of more than 200 surfers in California’s Rincon Classic competition.The surprise entrants drew cheers from the crowd as they joined the line-up at the contest in Santa Barbara, South California.Hundreds of spectators looked on as the pod of at least a dozen… Read More »

Thor attacks Jesus in Rio, damages a thumb

A vicious lightning strike from the heavens hurt Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue during an electrical storm on Thursday night. The 125-foot-tall figure that presides over the Brazilian city had its right thumb damaged when a lightning bolt struck its outstretched hand. Father Omar, of The Archdiocese of Rio, who manages the… Read More »

Sherlock Holmes And The Expiring Copyright

Beloved sleuth Sherlock Holmes has stumbled onto a new conundrum: A federal judge in Chicago recently ruled that the characters in Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories — including Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson — now reside in the public domain. That means anyone who wants to write new material about the characters no longer… Read More »

Why are owls attacking people in Missouri?

There’s Timmery Clark, who sent the station a picture of a bird just hanging out on the back of her head. Clark told KYTV, “It was very gentle–I thought it might hurt me, but both times it very calmly and gently settled on my head (even though I was laughing and screaming). It was pretty… Read More »

Is human urine the key to better farming?

The Rich Earth Institute (REI) in Battleboro, Vt., is investigating whether human urine can replace chemical fertilizers. We first learned of the technique over at Modern Farmer. The project, which has enlisted well over 100 volunteers to donate their urine, aims to determine if “essential plant nutrients” found in urine, such as nitrogen, phosphorus and… Read More »

Blood-Red Babbling Brook Mystery Solved

The mystery of a stream that turned blood red has been solved after an investigation by the Environment Agency. Villagers were left puzzled when the babbling brook near Moulton, in Northamptonshire, flowed a gory crimson hue last week. Rumours began to circulate on social media about the likely cause – with some comparing it to… Read More »

Conjoined Grey Whales Found in Mexico

“Exceptionally rare” conjoined whale twins have been found dead in a lagoon in Mexico. Fishermen found the grey whale calves in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon in the Baja California peninsula, which opens up to the Pacific Ocean. The four-metre (13 feet) long creatures, which weighed nearly half a tonne, were linked at the mid-section.… Read More »

Giant Underwater Ice Balls in Lake Michigan

Visitors to the shores of Lake Michigan were greeted by an interesting sight this week, as waves lapped against hundreds of massive ice balls. The balls, or boulders, as some have called them, are formed when water from the lake begins to freeze and is pushed ashore by wave action, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jim… Read More »

Holophonic Sound: Get a virtual haircut

Check out the link below (.mp3). With that the effect was even more pronounced, in fact, the sound actually went around my head behind me! Really amazing. Hugo Zuccarelli, an Argentine who dabbled in various sound experimentations in the 1980s, believed the human auditory system not only hears sound but emits sounds as well. The… Read More »

Evidence of Time Travelers on the Internet?

Researchers at Michigan Technological University released the findings of a study last week which sought to uncover evidence indicating that time travelers had left traces of their presence on the Internet. RELATED: Searching the Internet for evidence of time travelers – http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.7128 ▶ Evidence of Time Travelers on the Internet? – YouTube. You only need… Read More »

Severed hand kept alive on man’s ankle

Chinese doctors have saved a man’s severed hand by grafting it to his ankle, it is reported. Xiao Wei lost his right hand in an accident at work but could not have it reattached to his arm right away. Instead, the hand was kept alive by stitching it to Mr Wei’s left ankle and “borrowing”… Read More »

Mysterious object blocks Seattle tunnel drilling

In this photo made with a fish-eye wide-angle lens, Bertha, the massive boring machine that is drilling a two-mile tunnel under Seattle, is shown in July before work began. The tunnel will replace a double deck highway along the downtown Seattle waterfront. Ted S. Warren/AP The state Department of Transportation and contractors building a highway… Read More »

Man Claims ‘Big, Black Snake’ Bit Penis In Toilet

A man in Ghana claims he was using a public toilet when a ‘big, black snake’ bit him on the tip of his penis on Wednesday. Kwabena Nkrumah, 34, said the pain was intense, and that he ran out of the public toilet screaming, “Snake! Snake! Snake!” which in turn caused others using the facilities… Read More »

Swimmer nabs monster lobster off California coast

Joseph Ali says onlookers thought he was drunk when he dove into the nighttime waters around a Southern California pier. But he came away with a monster of a lobster and the catch of a lifetime. Ali tells the Orange County Register he was closing his father’s business, Zack’s Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, Monday… Read More »

FBI spent 2 years searching a song for obscene lyrics

The FBI investigated the classic song ‘Louie Louie’ for two years, it has been revealed. The intelligence agency was tasked with analysing the song to see if it contained hidden obscene language as part of their work tackling obscenity, The Smithsonian reported. Composer: Singer-songwriter Richard Berry wrote controversial hit Louie, Louie The song, sung by… Read More »

US drops 2,000 drug-laced dead mice on Guam by parachute

They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam. But the rodent commandos didn’t know they were on a mission: to help eradicate the brown tree snake, an invasive species that has caused millions of dollars in wildlife… Read More »

Your brain is eating itself constantly

A type of brain cell once thought to be little more than the neuron’s supportive sidekick may have a lead role in pruning the electrochemical connections that are crucial to brain development, learning, memory and cognition, a new study suggests. Astrocytes, a type of glial cell, turn out to be veritable Pac-men, steadily gobbling up… Read More »

Fjord of the Rings

A rare and mysterious ice circle was discovered by retired engineer George Loegering, who spotted the ‘cool’ phenomena floating in the Sheyenne River in North Dakota this past weekend while vacationing with family. He estimates that the ice ring – rotating in the river “like a record turntable” – measured about 10 feet in diameter.… Read More »

Pond swallowed by sinkhole fuels legends in Bosnian village

Just outside the village, children fished in a tranquil pond bobbing with green algae and lined with willow trees, as cattle grazed nearby. Now, Rezak Motanic gazes in disbelief down a gigantic crater where the pond used to be. It’s like something from a science fiction movie: a sinkhole swallowed the water, the fish and… Read More »

Mushrooms ‘Make Wind’ to Spread Spores

Many once thought that mushrooms spread by passively dropping their spores, after which the reproductive packets would hopefully get picked up by a gust of wind, and carried thither and yon. But new research shows mushrooms take a more active role in spreading their seed: They “make wind” to carry their spores about, said UCLA… Read More »

Ethical debate on face transplantation has evolved over time

Once viewed as an “outlandish morally objectionable” concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a “feasible and necessary treatment” for severely disfigured patients. The evolving ethical debate over face transplantation is analyzed in a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the… Read More »

Trending: Batman bin Suparman jailed in Singapore

A man with the eye-catching name Batman bin Suparman has been jailed on theft and drugs charges. Well before this case, his double-barrelled superhero name had given him something of cult following on social media. The jokes on social media are aplenty following the news that a 23-year-old man, Batman bin Suparman, has been given… Read More »

Mount Etna: volcano blows rings

These incredible pictures taken over Mount Etna show an unusual sequence of what appear to be smoke rings. Also known as vortex rings, they are actually an emission of steam and gas   via Mount Etna: volcano blows rings – in pictures | World news | theguardian.com.

Bear In A Lamborghini Shuts Down LA Traffic

A man driving around with a pet bear in his Lamborghini shut down traffic on an LA street yesterday because he was driving around with a bear, a real bear, in his Lamborghini…. You can see another picture of the bear in the car right here. Surprisingly, a man claiming to be the owner of… Read More »

California fireball has witnesses alight with excitement

A meteor that toured the Southwest’s big skies on Monday has witnesses alight with excitement about the fireball’s bold show of light and color. Astronomers said that the meteor is from the South Taurids meteor shower, which is visible from Earth around Halloween each year. On Nov. 6, The American Meteor Society recorded 156 fireball… Read More »

Man amazes crowds by calling crow conferences

A young man with a microphone stepped onto a small stage and cawed like a crow. Minutes later, hundreds of noisy birds circled above him, perched on trees and sat on roof tops, astounding the crowd at a show called the “crow conference”. Gautam Sapkota, fondly known in Nepal as “charidada” or “bird brother”, then… Read More »

Man ranting about Zombies shot dead for invading a home, making threats

A California man shot dead after breaking into a young family’s suburban home over the weekend had ranted about zombies hours before he showed up screaming threats in their backyard and smashed into their house, authorities said on Monday. The Orange County Sheriff’s department said that 22-year-old was killed in the affluent community of Yorba… Read More »

IBM unveils computer powered by electronic blood

IBM has unveiled a prototype of a new brain-inspired computer powered by what it calls “electronic blood”. The firm says it is learning from nature by building computers fuelled and cooled by a liquid, like our minds. The human brain packs phenomenal computing power into a tiny space and uses only 20 watts of energy… Read More »

Judge says living Ohio man is legally dead

On Monday, an Ohio judge told 61-year-old Donald Miller that he was legally dead. An unusual ruling, considering that Miller was very much alive. According to The Courier of Findlay, Ohio, Miller had gone to court Monday to try to reverse a 1994 death ruling by the same judge, Allan Davis. Judge Davis had declared… Read More »

Obamacare helpline phone number is 1-800-F1U-CKYO

Frustrated consumers angry at their inability to successfully sign up online for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act have been advised by the President countless time to use their phone and call instead. Now some dissatisfied customers have noted a rather unfortunate coincidence about the telephone number assigned to the Obamacare Help-line. The… Read More »

Viagra Overdose Forces Man To Have His Penis Amputated

… A Colombian man recently experienced the ultimate strike to his manhood following an overdose with the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (sildenafil citrate). According to Colombia’s La Nacion newspaper, 66-year-old Gentil Ramirez Polania had to have his entire penis surgically removed after the little blue pill caused him to experience a constant erection that… Read More »

Why Do Mysterious Lizards Have Green Blood?

It’s not a trick of the imagination or a penchant for food coloring –Prasinohaema skinks living on the island of New Guinea actually have green blood, bones, and tissue – and one scientist is trying to figure out why. Louisiana State University biologist and National Geographic explorer Christopher Austin first became interested in these odd… Read More »

Pa. haunted house drops nude option

Visitors to a Pennsylvania “Naked and Scared” haunted house may still be spooked, but they certain won’t be nude. Shocktoberfest has pulled the plug on the au naturel aspect of its haunted house amid opposition from officials. The heavily-publicized “Naked and Scared Challenge” at the seasonal “Scream Park” in Sinking Spring, Pa., was to allow… Read More »