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Teleportation of consciousness rediscovered

00 Experiments by researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to rather easily trick the mind’s sense of self into leaving the body. Given visual cues and physical sensations of the right timing your brain will ‘teleport’ what you experience as ‘you’ into space, into a complete stranger or even into a mannequin.  This… Read More »

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Bacteria can Shrink Tumors

00 If there is a microbial cause for cancers, and especially if certain microbes disable the human immune system in some way, then using other microbes to trigger the body’s immune system makes sense. In the 1890s, a New York surgeon named William Coley tested a radical cancer treatment. He took a hypodermic needle teeming… Read More »

Surreal Chinese Giant in a Harbor

00 Although it looks like it might be a real oddly proportioned statue, this is an image created by artist Liu Di using photoshop. He has others you may like as well. Using Photoshop, he reproportioned animals and men and inserted them at gigantic scale into shabby urban settings. By shoehorning these bottom-heavy beasts and naked… Read More »

Video: Woman sued by her two frozen embryos

00 “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is being sued by her two frozen embryos in an unusual lawsuit as part of a three-year battle by her ex-fiance to see the embryos brought to life. The female embryos, which were created when Vergara was engaged to businessman Nick Loeb, are given the names Emma and Isabella… Read More »

ultra-rare “impossible” quasicrystal found in Russian meteorite

00 A quasicrystal’s atomic structure combines the symmetrical properties of a crystal and the chaos of an amorphous solid. Originating in outer space, these crystals aren’t just incredible because of how rare they are – their atomic structure is so peculiar, for decades their existence was dismissed as “impossible”, and they cost the scientist who… Read More »

Eerie otherworldly blue clouds descend over Antarctica

00 Each year, an eerie mass of bright blue clouds descends over Antarctica, as sunlight is reflected though dense layers of ice crystals to create a brilliant, glowing haze that can be seen from space. But according to new images recorded by NASA, those otherworldly clouds made their annual appearance way earlier than expected this… Read More »

Video: Healthy Bacon Flavored Mushrooms?

00 A Tucson mushroom company claims their oyster mushroom variety tastes like bacon when cooked, but is much healthier. It’s fitting that Craft Bacon Flavor Mushrooms were conceived in Tucson, AZ, the first World City of Gastronomy (UNESCO) in the United States. Tucson’s Foodie scene is rivaled only by it’s amazing local selection of craft… Read More »

Video: What are Ultraterrestrials?

00 Coined by ufologist John Keel in the 1970s (in his Operation Trojan Horse) to explain the mystery airships, and the Mothman, among other things, ultraterrestrials are like extraterrestrials: a much more technologically and scientifically advanced civilization than ours. Unlike extraterrestrials, however, the ultraterrestrials come not from space but from our own Earth. They have… Read More »

Ice rink with embedded dead fish sparks uproar

00 There was a backlash on social media about this. The owner said he just wanted to educate people about fish. He apologized and said he did not anticipate the negative reactions. The rink, which opened inside Space World amusement park in Kitakyushu, southern Japan on November 12, created the unusual fish display in an… Read More »

Video: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 by 167 theremin nesting dolls

00 The theremin instrument was invented by Laeon Theremin in 1920. The sound is like that of the Tannerin, an electrotheremin which appeared in The Beach Boys hit Good Vibrations. In the musical performance below, the performers are playing an invention of Masami Takeuchi. € Takeuchi placed the frequency antenna of a theremin inside a Russian… Read More »

Thunderstorm Asthma is real, and a killer

00 You’d think that rain cleans the air, but not always. Two Australians have died and more than 2,000 others experienced breathing difficulties after a rare outbreak of ‘thunderstorm asthma’ on Monday – a phenomenon where weather changes brought on by storms can trigger widespread asthma attacks and breathing problems. The condition is incredibly rare,… Read More »

Sunken City: Kekova-Simena

00 The ancient Lycian city of Simena, often referred to as Kekova-Simena, once straddled the long and narrow island of Kekova in the Mediterranean Sea near the Turkish coastline. In the olden times, Simena was a small fishing village and was later an outpost of the Knights of Rhodes. Part of the city lies on… Read More »

Moose battle encased in lake ice

00 Two moose have been found encased in ice in a lake while battling each other in a remote Alaskan village. Brad Webster, a teacher in Unalakleet village, was out walking with a friend at a nearby Bible camp when he spotted moose antlers poking out of the ice. He said the discovery in western… Read More »

Woman sees dragon faces

00 A 52-year-old woman whose rare condition was reported in The Lancet suffered from hallucinations that caused her to see human faces as dragons. “She could perceive and recognize actual faces, but after several minutes they turned black, grew long, pointy ears and a protruding snout, and displayed a reptiloid skin and huge eyes in… Read More »

The only known dwarf who grew to be a giant

00 Adam Rainer (1899 — 4 March 1950) is the only person in recorded history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. Rainer was born in Graz, Austria-Hungary. In 1917, at age 18, he was measured at 122.55 cm (4 ft 0.25 in). A typical defining characteristic of dwarfism is an adult height… Read More »

Lego is a tool of Satan, warns Polish priest

00 A Polish priest has warned parents to be on their guard against Lego, warning the plastic blocks are a tool of Satan and can “destroy” children’s souls. In a presentation aimed at parents, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa said the popular Danish toy company had taken a lurch to the dark side with its series of… Read More »

Man faces charges in ‘alien invasion’ school threat

00 A Trenton man is facing charges of false public alarm after he allegedly tried to call in an alien invasion to the county’s special services school district twice in nine days, police said. Darren Morris, 31, has no obvious connection to the school for disabled and troubled youths and was not a student there,… Read More »

First Crop Circle in the Sky?

00 A strange S-shaped formation which appeared on weather bureau radar off the West Australian coast was not caused by cloud, the bureau says. The shape was spotted on the weather bureau’s radar map on Wednesday about 30 kilometres west of Rottnest. After checking the satellite, the bureau’s Neil Bennett ruled out the phenomenon being… Read More »

The pink fairy armadillo of Argentina.

00 … in the deserts of Argentina. Here dwells the remarkable pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus), a 5-inch-long, quarter-pound critter with a rosy shell atop silky white hair. This smallest of all armadillos spends almost its entire life burrowing through the earth, hunting various invertebrates and chewing up plant matter. It is a rarely seen,… Read More »

Video: Horrific Starfish Mass Die-off Mystery, Now Solved?

00 Washington: Starfish have been mysteriously dying by the millions in recent months along the US west coast, worrying biologists who say the sea creatures are key to the marine ecosystem. Scientists first started noticing the mass deaths in June 2013. Different types of starfish, also known as sea stars, were affected, from wild ones… Read More »

Cop arrests firefighter for refusing to move truck

00 To detain one of our firefighters in the middle of an incident is ridiculous … Stunning video shows a California Highway Patrol officer handcuffing a firefighter who was trying to help victims of a serious car crash in Chula Vista. The incident occurred on Tuesday night after a car overturned and another fell down… Read More »

Spiders build sculptures of other spiders

00 Two species of spider have been discovered building life-like spider effigies from dead insects, leaves, & twigs. What’s remarkable is that one species is in Peru, the other in the Philippines. Scientists think the spider sculptures either help lure prey or scare off predators. Perhaps the spiders are just very lonely. Or even more… Read More »

Giant face photographed in killer volcano

00 At least 14 people killed as Mount Sinabung in Sumatra province releases clouds of noxious gas and lava. An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months has witnessed a major eruption, killing at least 14 people, officials say. Among the dead on Mount Sinabung were a local television journalist and four high-school students… Read More »

Puma In Kitchen Surprises Woman At Breakfast

00   A woman got a shock when she went downstairs, started making breakfast and found a puma roaming around in her kitchen. Amalin Haddad screamed as she made the startling discovery in the family home in the Lo Curro area of Santiago, Chile. At first, she thought it was a dog but then realised… Read More »

Unlocking Mysteries of 500-Year-Old Voynich Manuscript + Comparison to Roswell Script

00 Top: Undecipherable Roswell UFO symbols. Bottom: Undecipherable Voynich document writing. In the 100th issue of its quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, HerbalGram, the nonprofit American Botanical Council published a feature that may change the course of research on an approximately 500-year-old, illuminated text known as the Voynich Manuscript. Written in a curious language that is yet… Read More »

Royal Caribbean cruise to end early; more than 600 sick

00 The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas will return to New Jersey two days early after more than 600 people were sickened by a fast-moving gut bug that spiked over the weekend. At least 564 passengers and 47 crew members have reported symptoms of a possible norovirus outbreak since the 10-day cruise… Read More »

Sherlock Holmes And The Expiring Copyright

00 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… Read More »

Why are owls attacking people in Missouri?

00 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… Read More »

Blood-Red Babbling Brook Mystery Solved

00 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… Read More »

Conjoined Grey Whales Found in Mexico

00 “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… Read More »

Giant Underwater Ice Balls in Lake Michigan

00 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… Read More »

Video: Evidence of Time Travelers on the Internet?

00   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YavZ0kMVCQ 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 – You only need one Time-Traveler’s Convention. They could keep going back… Read More »

Mysterious object blocks Seattle tunnel drilling

00 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… Read More »