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Xeno

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Xeno has written 785 posts for True Strange Library

Largest Hula World Record and Why It Matters

True Strange News: Sept. 12 — Getti Kehayova, in Las Vegas (@getti_hulahoops on Instagram) now holds the Guinness World Record for largest hula hoop spun by a female. Getti said she had to practice for a year to accomplish this record breaking hula and she used a protective vest to keep from damaging her ribs. … Continue reading

Tonight: a Rare Harvest Micromoon on a Friday the 13th

True Strange News: Tonight, Friday September 13th, 2019, a rare harvest micromoon will rise. Not only is this a full moon on a Friday the 13th, but it is also a harvest moon, that is, a full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. It is also a micromoon, which will appear about 14% … Continue reading

Crows in San Francisco Bring Gifts for Food

True Strange News. September 3, 2019. Some crows in San Francisco are bringing gifts for a woman who feeds them. “Melinda Green said she started feeding two families of crows that congregate outside her Marina District apartment about three years ago. Green told KGO-TV she and the crows have “rules established,” where they will watch … Continue reading

Nanoparticles Give Mice Night-Vision

True Strange News: August 27, 2019. Scientists have used nanoparticles to give a superpower to ordinary mice: the ability to see near-infrared light. This type of nanoparticles could someday give built-in night vision to humans. (SciDaily) Like humans, mice can not see light wavelengths beyond about 700 nanometers (red) but the nanoparticles absorb longer wavelength … Continue reading

Video of “Migrating” Mattresses

True Strange News August 17, 2019: A movie night under the stars in Stapleton, Colorado failed to account for high local winds, resulting in a surreal scene captured on video by Robb Manes who dubbed it the “Great Mattress Migration of 2019.” Footage shows more than 150 inflatable air mattresses flying through the air. Seeing … Continue reading

Art: Strange Tire Elephants

Life is great. After decades of exploring cyberspace, we can still find new beautiful strange things like this almost every day. From @artsloyal on Instagram. Another angle from @modernartt Who knows where this sculpture is located? I haven’t found this one yet, but here’s another: Nashville artist Alex Lockwood of Elephant Gallery created an absolutely incredible life-sized sculpture … Continue reading

Top Views for TrueStrange this Week

This small peaceful odd news blog has had little impact. This is good, from my perspective. I don’t want to be an “influencer,” I just want to say a few words about things I find of interest, like millions of others are doing. I just do it here rather than on Facebook because I learned … Continue reading

Octopus Inspired Comfortable Sensor

A new low-cost flexible sensor developed in Korea can detect a wide range of pressures and motions when wet or dry. It can monitor heart rate and even speech patterns. It uses octopus sucker patterns (very small small ridges) to adhere fully to both wet and dry skin and is comfortable for the user. For … Continue reading

A Seaweed Stops 99% of Cow Methane Emissions

Cows normally produce a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas, which is one reason eating less beef and dairy helps the environment. Less demand equals fewer cows and a less greenhouse gas. As some will not change dietary habits, this discovery is very interesting. Just a small amount of the sea weed Asparagopsis reduces cow’s … Continue reading

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