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Amazing Whale Photo is Part Hoax

August 9, 2017

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The awesome feeding whales are real, the boat was added. Whales are plenty amazing without photoshop fakery. I found the original image and made the animated gif to help keep reality real. It’s fun to see exactly what was added when you do one of these. I’m sending up this “truth whale” to eat that […]

Posted in: Biology, Strange

Illusions: Which Order Tells the Story Best?

August 8, 2017

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Which is the correct order for these life-like white animals by Amol Jadhav?  There is more here than meets the eye, of course. The genius behind it is that once you make a discovery, you aren’t done. Or are you? Is it your imagination, or did the artist create a story on purpose? How deep […]

Posted in: Art, Love, Mind

How True Human Super Memory May Work

August 8, 2017

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Six to ten true cases of hyperthymesia have been confirmed worldwide. People with this trait of super memory show surprisingly detailed memory for specific and general events. One example is the case of AJ (revealed to be school administrator Jill Price). [AJ can,] given any date in history, … recall what the weather was like […]

Posted in: - Video, Strange

A Carrot and Leek Pan Pipe

August 7, 2017

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Creative intelligence is putting things together in new ways. The Nan brothers, Weidong and Weiping, in Beijing have perfected the art of making musical instruments from vegetables. Hear a Carrot and Leek Pan Pipe they created, among others, here: – TrueStrange.com  

Posted in: - Video, Food, Music, Strange

Unbreakable Metal Ring in 200M Year-Old Rock? Nope. Hoax. Here’s proof.

August 7, 2017

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I hunt true strange stuff daily, but it has to actually be true. DiscloseTV’s claim of a metal “ring” found in a 200 million year old geode is not. Proof: I dug up the original photo, no ring. A ring of a seemingly unbreakable and unknown metal-like material has been found within a geode of […]

Posted in: Archaeology, Strange

Strange Exits: An Airborne Bear Killed Two Canadians

August 6, 2017

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Would you believe an airborne bear once killed two people on a Canadian highway? It’s true. The bear was not riding on any vehicle, it was flying through the air by itself at the time, probably quite surprised to be in the air, if it was still alive in those last moments. Here’s the story: […]

Posted in: Strange

Videos: Humans with Jetpacks Race Against Cars

August 5, 2017

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Two different videos (with amazingly few views on YouTube) show humans wearing jet packs racing against cars. Neither video shows the outcome of the race, but this is not a fluke: These are two different jet packs. Think about it. Something as non aerodynamic as a human body can fly with a jet pack. Why, […]

Posted in: Technology, UFOs

14 of 26 Members of Family in Brazil Have Extra Fingers

July 31, 2017

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What would you do with a few extra fingers and toes? A family of football and music lovers are able to take their hobbies to the next level thanks to a unique genetic anomaly which has left them all with six fingers on each hand. It makes it easier to strum guitars, play the piano […]

Posted in: Biology

How to Fact Check a Photo

July 27, 2017

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First, find a questionable photo. Here’s one. It looks like an alien in an underground tunnel, with perhaps some alien ghosts. Spooky, eh? Now, go to the web site tineye.com and upload the photo from a screenshot on your phone or from your web browser. The resulting page will show other images like this one. […]

Posted in: Aliens

Browse True Strange News Articles

July 26, 2017

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These are a few thousand articles from Xeno’s True Strange News … not to be confused with the 1950’s True Strange magazines (pictured). Explore the weirdest and most interesting things that happened in the world during the last 15 years. Will linking to a few thousand articles below increase or decrease web traffic?  (Answer: this […]

Posted in: Strange

Fake Video is Now Indistinguishable from Real

July 25, 2017

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Artificial video can now be so realistic that a jury could be convinced you confessed to using a time machine to steal Abe Lincoln's wooden teeth after clobbering him with, in your own words, "a very large bad smelling onion." Despicable, how could you? Don't try to deny it, we saw your confession. Systems for […]

Posted in: Crime, Politics, Technology

Fingerprint Building, Privacy Erosion

July 25, 2017

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Here's a biometric building design, great idea for a crime lab. This building does not exist, it's a digital fake, but a true strange incident did occur involving fingerprints and a building: The FBI once entered and demanded the fingerprints of everyone in a building, to be used to open iPhones. The idea was that […]

Some Who Can’t See Believe They Can

July 23, 2017

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A blind person with visual anosognosia is completely certain he can see, despite all evidence to the contrary. At first this sounds impossible, but it's a real syndrome. A person with it is blind but does not know it: As far as their self-awareness is concerned, they think they can see perfectly. [art link] Anton-Babinski […]

Posted in: Biology, Mind

How Did Cancer Drugs Accidentally Reverse Gray Hair?

July 21, 2017

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Gray hair may be optional once we learn how a few immunotherapy drugs miraculously turned back the biological clock for several cancer patients. Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved […]

Posted in: Biology, Survival

Everyone … is Really a Genetic Mutant

July 20, 2017

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Not all DNA mutations result in visible differences like the "wolfman syndrome," but every human has ~70 to 200 random genetic mutations. This means you are a mutant, (congratulations,) and so are all of your human relatives, meaning everyone alive today. Depending on what mutations happened in the random luck of the draw during your […]

Posted in: Biology, Strange

Saturn’s Mysterious Massive Hexagon

July 20, 2017

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What natural process creates a hexagon in a planet’s atmosphere? There is a larger-than-earth hexagon at Saturn’s North Pole.  Conspiracy theorists have suggested the hexagon – which has sides longer than the diameter of planet earth – is an Illuminati structure, an alien spacecraft or even the gates to Hell. And as bizarre as those […]

Posted in: Space, Strange

Your Brain Has What Amounts to a “Sprit Eject” Button 

July 18, 2017

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If someone zaps a certain area in your brain, you will experience floating out of your body. A similar effect can be obtained by transferring your self awareness into another person or object by hijacking your brain’s “this is me” body cues such as visual perception, breathing and heartbeat.  Olaf Blanke, a neurosurgeon at University […]

How Everyone Alive Now on Earth … is Your Cousin

July 15, 2017

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It is strange but verifiably true from our DNA that everyone alive has a common relative about 3,400 years ago. This makes us all cousins.  Think about it. With everyone alive being about 100th cousins, there are some shocking things you can claim that are completely true. A few examples: You and I are related […]

Posted in: Biology, Strange, War

The Last Animal Life on Earth will be… Microscopic Bears

July 14, 2017

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Tardigrades aren’t really bears, of course, but they do resemble little eyeless bears with extra legs. It turns out they are pretty amazing, and much better than humans at survival.  Plenty of threats could wipe humans out — including climate change, nuclear war, and disease. But after we (and all other animals on the planet […]

Posted in: Biology, Space, Survival

The 1st President of USA? Not George Washington

July 13, 2017

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It is mind blowing when basic facts we believed our entire lives turn out to be wrong. Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, the Earth revolves around the sun, and the first president of the USA was George Washington, right? Are you sure? WHO WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? I’m sure that George […]

Posted in: History