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Xeno

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Xeno has written 737 posts for True Strange Library

Strange Photo: Komodo Dragons “Hugging”

This strange photo of Komodo dragons fighting was taken at just the right moment so they appear to be engaged in a happy hug. It does not appear to be a well known image. TinEye has never heard of it. It was posted on Instagram with credit to Muhtesem Doga but the artist Google Translate … Continue reading

Salto, the Best Hopping Robot

Salto is an impressive leaping robot that can leap up on a wall and then push off of the wall to get extra height. Though only a foot tall, even without a wall, salto can jump in place higher than you can from standing. This little robot is being taught new tricks and is fun … Continue reading

Real Gator Lounges on an Inflatable Gator

This unlikely sight from a vacation home in Florida is the best strange thing I’ve seen today. Alligators are turning up all over in Florida, because this is their mating season according to one report. A Georgia family vacationing in Florida captured photos of an unusual scene: an alligator lounging on an inflatable gator in … Continue reading

Polish Sextuplets a Surprise +1

Only one in roughly five billion human pregnancies results in sextuplets (six babies). This highly unlikely event happened two days ago for a woman in Poland. She and her husband have been celebrated across the country. The kids were given life-long tickets by a soccer team and a congratulatory tweet from the country’s president. … … Continue reading

Are we in the Year 1722 Instead of 2019? No Charlemagne?

The strangest item for today is this: a claim that 297 years of human history were faked to make some historical powerful people more powerful. The phantom time hypothesis says that the years AD 614–911 were invented with document forgeries during a change of calendars. … the entire Carolingian period, including the figure of Charlemagne, … Continue reading

New and Old Acoustic Telescopes

Have you ever heard of an acoustic telescope? Many devices to amplify and focus sound exist and have been tested experimentally over the years. Via telovation.com/photos/ In a recent invention, a sound scope technology was described as being able to “zoom in” as optical telescopes do with light. Researchers at the universities of Sussex and … Continue reading

Strange News Alert: Eiffel Tower Evacuated

Due to someone climbing the Eiffel tower, the iconic tourist attraction has been evacuated. 9:35 AM California time, 5/20/2019. Update 12:37 pm pacific time: Some watching this unfold say he was eventual taken inside the tower. – TrueStrange.com

In Guppies, the Unique Male Wins

Looking a bit different can be a plus if you are looking for love, within certain parameters. At least with guppies, females often choose a mate that stands out from the others. If this applies to humans, might it explain fashion trends? Think about it: First the unique stands out and people see that as … Continue reading

Do You Have the Dog Owner Genes?

I found this surprising. From a study using data from over 35,000 twins, genes appear to influence a person’s choice to have a dog or not. Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than … Continue reading

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