True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Welcome to 15,700+ hand-picked true strange things. How far into the past can you scroll before you have to stop and read? – Xeno, Editor

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Research shows how to boot your IQ

There are two broad categories of intelligence: crystallized and fluid. Crystallized intelligence is the  ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned. Fluid intelligence is the ability to identify … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eerie otherworldly blue clouds descend over Antarctica 

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 … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Aquatic life on Pluto?

Pluto is hiding a very big secret some 3 billion miles (5 billion km) away from Earth: a vast ocean of liquid water. … it might amount to … about … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pre-Fire Photos Inside the Ghost Ship

My heart goes out this morning to those who died last night in the Ghost Ship fire.  About 50 people are believed to have been inside the building at the … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Irony: Altitude sickness stops second man on moon 

Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness.  The 86-year-old adventurer, who was … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The true size of Alaska revealed!

To draw shapes from a globe on a flat surface, you have to distort things. One of the trade offs with the Mercator projection maps we are most familiar with … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scientists discover bees of the sea

For the first time, researchers have found evidence that underwater ecosystems have pollinators that perform the same task as bees on land. Just like their terrestrial cousins, grasses under the … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment