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Xeno

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Xeno has written 602 posts for True Strange Library

Strange Clothes: Asymmetric Jeans

The original title with a misspelling of asymmetric as “assymetric” was a regretful unintentional typo. *Sigh* These pants are the strangest thing I’ve seen all day. As with music, every new generation seems to try to do something with jeans to vex the previous generation. Joining the long pants rebellion of purposely ripped jeans, jeans … Continue reading

Strange History: Policeman in Mexico attacked by flying witch

Today, January 16th, is the 15th anniversary of a very strange event. A Mexican police officer was attacked by a “flying witch” in the foothills of Monterrey. Here is some video: In the foothills of Monterrey, Mexico a police officer encountered what he called a witch flying over top of a graveyard. This flying witch, … Continue reading

Photo Shows China Faked Moon Probe? Doubtful.

An image from China’s moon lander of the far side of the moon is surprisingly devoid of the moon rocks seen strewn about in other images we have taken on the moon. There is also a “suspicious” white line, leading some to claim China’s landing is a fake. Is this powdery rockless image the real … Continue reading

Molasses Flood: a Strange Disaster 100 Years Ago

Today, TrueStrange remembers an unlikely historical tragedy. One hundred years ago today many people and several horses were killed by molasses, a huge fast wave of it, in Boston, MA The Great Molasses Flood, also known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A … Continue reading

Sun to Turn to Crystal

Stars turning into crystals? It sounds absurd and impossible, but it has happened billions of times in our galaxy alone and in about 10 billion years turning into a solid ball of crystal is the expected fate of our own sun. I look into my crystal ball and far in the future I see… a … Continue reading

Perpetual Steam Powered Spacecraft + Are *We* Alien Probes?

By mining water from asteroids and using solar power to create steam for propulsion, an asteroid mining space probe would “never” run out of fuel for exploration. This simple propulsion strategy could be part of a self-repairing self-multiplying army of space exploration drones. Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to asteroid is now … Continue reading

(Video) Flying Machines of the Future

A swarm of autonomous drones giving a light show in a building during a TED talk is mesmerizing and amazing to watch. It starts at around 8:18. Highly recommended. Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can … Continue reading

Mystery: Huge Earth Mound Blocks a Russian River

The cause of meteorite and UFO reports about a month ago that moved a massive amount of rock to block a remote river in Russia remains a mystery. Here’s some video of the blockage, which admittedly doesn’t look like much because there is no “before” image to compare. Some say it was a simple landslide. … Continue reading

A Rare $204,000 Penny

A rare bronze penny sold for $204K recently, below the $1 million+ experts expected. This rare coin is the result of an accident, one of only about 10 to 20 minted in 1943 with copper metal amid US copper shortages that year. The U.S. Mint struck its first 100% copper one-cent coins—then the size of … Continue reading