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Bears Invading Cars

July 12, 2017

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Do you check your car carefully for bears before you get in? If your car appears to have a bear in it, don’t wait around to see if the bear finds a way out of your car. Bears kill and eat people. Not often, but it happens. A North Carolina couple captured photos of their […]

Posted in: Strange

Three Fingered Alien Mummy? 

July 11, 2017

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This is either an interesting work of art, an ancient mutant human, or an alien.  UFO fans are going bonkers over a video of a tiny, three-fingered humanoid found in Peru – claiming it might be proof that aliens once lived on our planet. But others claim it could just be a crude fake – […]

Posted in: Aliens, Archaeology, Art

Mystery: Artificial eyelashes appear, but no kinkajou

July 10, 2017

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This morning I woke up, rolled over, and found what appears to be a woman’s artificial eyelash(es) in my bed. Weird, eh? Do objects ever just appear out of thin air? I think quantum theory says that it is possible. It is more likely, however,  that I acquired it unknowingly at the music video shoot […]

Posted in: Cryptozoology, Strange

Don’t sleep outside: Teen wakes to crunching sound of bear biting his head

July 10, 2017

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This is a crazy story. Dylan looks in amazingly good shape for having his skull bitten by a bear and for being dragged 10 feet by his head. He gets an official Badass of Camping award from me for successfully fighting off an attacking bear bare handed.  A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought […]

Posted in: Strange, Survival

Piglet with monkey’s face / Holoprosencephaly / Homer’s Cyclops,

July 8, 2017

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From past True Strange posts, enjoy this piglet, a curious biological anomaly. I’m surprised anyone today would try to deny a common DNA source of all life on earth. In addition to what we know about genes resulting in physical traits, it is visually obvious that animals fall into genetic groupings.  Curious locals flocked to […]

Posted in: Biology, Strange

British man wanted to press charges against bacon eating cat

July 8, 2017

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People are strange, when cats eat bacon. Women seem wicked, letting them so. 🎶  The ridiculous caller wanted the emergency services to take action against both his partner and her pet for the bacon burglary.  During the recording, the call handler can be heard asking the man what he wants police to do. The man […]

Posted in: Crime, Strange

Survive the Top Human Threat: Artificial Super Intelligence

July 8, 2017

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What most threatens humankind? The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, you may be surprised to learn, puts Artificial Intelligence at the top of the list. (Sample video lecture) 10 THREATS TO MANKIND Artificial intelligence Bio-hacking Killer robots Nuclear war Climate change Asteroid impact Loss of reality Food shortage Particle accelerator Tyrannical ruler Link […]

Avoid Spam: Temporary Phone Numbers

July 6, 2017

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This is potentially very useful for those who value their time and privacy. Many places make you give a phone number and they send you a text code to verify you. Then they later sell your phone number or get hacked and you get fake and spam calls, or someone hacks your phone or steals […]

Posted in: Technology

Do All Raccoons Ride Alligators?

July 5, 2017

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A common logic error many make is wrongly assuming that one example of something is proof that it is widespread and common. Generalizing is something we do naturally because it saves time and helps us understand the world. It is also at the root of some human problems such as prejudice and xenophobia, however. Richard […]

Posted in: Mind, Strange

Star Trek Continues, Great Free Shows

July 5, 2017

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The original Star Trek series with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. “Bones” McCoy and “Beam me up” Scotty was a five year mission cancelled after only three years, but you may not know that the original series was continued by fans who made the episodes the original series should have made. Once you get over […]

Posted in: Science Fiction

Sign up for Strange News Alerts

July 4, 2017

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New: Strange News Alerts are a low volume special mailing list with very brief headlines only when something exceptionally weird happens in the world. SIGN UP NOW (Opens another site, since WordPress won’t let me do all of this.) This is separate from and much more brief than the blog email list.

Posted in: Strange

A Roman War Tool Still Influences the World

July 3, 2017

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You may have heard the quotes, “Truth is the first casualty of war,” or “The winner of a war rewrites history,” but few know we still today experience a history rewrite by Romans who won an ancient war. If independent historical religious researchers are correct, the Flavian emperors of Rome left behind not just language, pottery, […]

Posted in: History, Religion, Strange

Invented: Urine Power that Kills Bacteria

July 2, 2017

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Here are two practical ideas implemented in one human waste processing system: Researchers have developed a system which can generate electricity from urine — enough to charge a mobile phone — and also kill bacteria harmful to humans, an advance that could be harnessed to treat wastewater. In this process, wastewater flows through a series […]

Posted in: Alt Energy, Technology

Strange Food Warning: Human Placenta Pills

July 2, 2017

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For various reasons some new mothers eat their own placenta. New mothers, if you have passed an infection to your child at birth and opt to later eat your placenta in pill form, don’t use the company an Oregon woman used; the pills seem to have sickened her new child with strep bacteria. This unusual […]

Posted in: Food, Strange

Birds Play a Drum for Love 

June 28, 2017

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Birds are not all a capella performers when it comes to musically wooing a mate. A male Australian bird has been observed to fashion a drumstick and play a rhythm on a tree while his potential mate watches and judges.  Palm cockatoos from northern Australia modify sticks and pods and use them to drum regular […]

Posted in: Biology, Music

Secret Plan to Clone Salvador Dalí?

June 27, 2017

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They say it’s about a paternity case, but the genetic material to soon be collected might be secretly used to clone the long dead surrealist painter. In a surreal turn, a judge in Madrid ordered that Salvador Dalí’s body — interred for nearly three decades — be exhumed after a 61-year-old Spanish woman claimed the […]

Posted in: Art, Biology, History, Strange