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Xeno

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Xeno has written 646 posts for True Strange Library

Mongooses talk like us

Here is a strange fact: We may have more in common with mongooses than most people know. According to some research these social animals seem to have “names” and they may keep eachother informed about their activities with vocalizations. In old Indian traditions throughout parts of Eurasia, there is a belief that the mongoose is … Continue reading

104 Year Old Woman Arrested… by Special Request

Here’s a strange story in the weird news. A 104-year-old woman, Anne Brokenbrow, who never had been on the wrong side of the law, was detained in a care home, cuffed and taken away in a police car. The reason: she wanted to be arrested once in her life. As part of a bucket list … Continue reading

Tasmanian Fireball: Mysterious light blamed for circle of fire

This happened about 6 years ago in 2013 in  and it remains unexplained to this day. Was it a natural phenomena such as a lightning strike, a careless human or something else? Tasmanian police and firefighters are unable to explain the source of a beam of light which reportedly fell from the sky and formed … Continue reading

Jupiter: Once an earth-sized ice asteroid farther from Sun

It is strange and fascinating how much we can learn about the history of our solar system from computer simulations. Researchers at Lund University recently determined, for example, that the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, was, 4.5 billion years ago, an earth-sized icy asteroid four times further out in the solar system than it … Continue reading

Body Language Trumps Face for Conveying Intense Emotions

If you are trying to understand a confusing situation involving humans, it is very useful to observe body language. Large body movements, tenseness, swaying and fidgeting are very instructive even beyond facial expressions according to research: Be it triumph or crushing defeat, exhilaration or agony, body language more accurately conveys intense emotions, according to recent … Continue reading

A 45-Rattlesnake Texas Crawlspace

The strangest story I read today was this: A Texas man crawled under his house to find out why his cable wasn’t working and discovered a royal riot of rattlesnakes. The company that did the removal found 45 rattlesnakes under his home total, but said it wasn’t a record, they’d removed 88 of them from … Continue reading

Video: Direction-Changing Fireball Above Los Angeles

Here’s a recent strange event. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a video of a fiery streak in the Wednesday (March 20, 2019) evening sky which people reported and the LAPD reassured the public that it was “just a film shoot” and nothing to be concerned about. It looked very much like a fiery meteor … Continue reading

Lightning Struck Vatican Twice Hours After Pope Resigned

Here’s a strange event from the past that is still interesting today. Popes don’t step down very often. Benedict XVI shocked the world in February 2013 when he became the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. It was the first time a Pope had stepped down since 1415, when Gregory XII resigned and … Continue reading

Higgs-like particle suggests end to universe

Did you konw that an expanding bubble of nothingness could make the entire earth wink out of existence in an instant? It could, according to physics, but some have calculated the odds are exceedingly low that this will ever happen. Most certainly, nothingness will not engulf the earth in our time. If that is wrong, … Continue reading