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Xeno

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Xeno has written 646 posts for True Strange Library

NASA: A Nuclear Reactor To Replace Your Water Heater

In the future you may have a safe low energy nuclear reactor to power your home, or at least to heat your water. This is one suggestion by a NASA scientist several years back. Nothing came of it so far on the consumer market, but it is a strange idea still worth considering. NASA scientist … Continue reading

Video: Volkswagen Levitating Car, Fun Sci Fi

Is there a Volkswagen levitating car like this? No. The hovering is computer generated fakery, but it is still fun to watch. The “People’s Car” project allowed Internet users in China to post ideas about cars of the future. From the 119,000 ideas received. three vehicle and technology concepts were produced and are now on … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s day: Leprechauns Once Wore Red, Not Green

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, 2019. This holiday, which many celebrate by wearing green, pinching those who don’t, drinking at parties and attending parades or other ceremonies, comes to us from the day, March 17th (461 AD) we believe a man named Patrick, a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland, passed away in Downpatrick. … Continue reading

Video: Astounding Illusion with Reconfigured Tiles

Here’s a strange illusion you might enjoy. Do you know how this is done? … this is one of those videos where I have a theory on what’s actually occurring, but am not certain. … It’s straight-up, Harry Potter-style sorcery, right? Right? The mind-blowing video of blocks being reconfigured (with an extra block each time) … Continue reading

Video: Mind-Blowing Blue “Lava” from Indonesian Volcano

This is from a while ago, but still so amazing. The crater in Indonesia known as Kawah Ijen emits rivers of light from burning sulfur. It isn’t actually lava, as many sites report, however. The glow comes from the combustion of sulfuric gases. This phenomena has been around for a long time. Blue volcanic fire … Continue reading

Null Ship: a Vacuum Airship Lifts With No Hydrogen or Helium

It is strange but true that “nothing” floats. That is, a vacuum is lighter than air. If you had a material strong enough, you could create a closed shape with it and pump all of the air out of it, creating a lifting body for transportation that would be even lighter than gas filled blimps. … Continue reading

Strange Golf: Eagle Helps Man Make Hole-in-One

Here’s a strange once-in-a-lifetime experience: If this YouTube video is to be believed, an eagle took an interest in a British Columbia man’s golfball and dropped it into the hole for him before flying away, giving him an unoffical hole-in-one and one amazing true strange story. Can eagles be trained? This could create a whole … Continue reading

3D Printer Could Build A House In A Day

Here’s an older article that is still interesting. Have we started 3D printing houses yet in 2019? It looks like they are still at the phase of seeking investors, but I like this idea. Imagine being able to lease a 3D printer to build your entire house. The technology, called Contour Crafting, is already here … Continue reading

Realistic Car Made Entirely of Snow Gets Parking Ticket

You might enjoy this: A man in Canada made a snow Toyota Supra (some say a snow Delorean DMC-12) so realistic that it got a parking ticket. The snow car was built in a no-parking zone so after having a good laugh, local police gave him a fake ticket. The car was reportedly plowed away … Continue reading