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That Amazing Avocado Costume Explained

22 Aug 2017

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How would you make this costume? Would you create a super realistic light weight model of your face and stomach? Perhaps, but as you can see from the animation, this one is a digital fake: two people edited to appear as one. Brilliant idea. The photo evolved during a Photoshop battle. If you only see […]

Man asked to re-enact lottery scratch win for TV won again, $250,000 on camera

21 Aug 2017

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How likely is this? A man’s heart stops, he’s in a coma, he wakes up, wins a car, then to re-enact that car win, accidentally wins 250k, live. Strangely enough, it’s true. Bill Morgan, a 37-year-old truck driver, was in an accident. He developed a heart condition, then had an allergic reaction to the heart […]

Images Show Mars Rover Photos Shot on Earth? No, Here’s Proof.

20 Aug 2017

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This pair of images freaks some people out. Are photos from Mars really from Devon Island and other Earth locations? Are these really the same hill? Is it just a coincidence? Look closely. Decide before you read on. The answer to this mystery is below. Uncomfortable ramifications of something being true can cause extreme changes […]

Man saves tortoise with hour of mouth to mouth

18 Aug 2017

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An amateur astronomer successfully resuscitated a drowned pet tortoise by giving it mouth-to-mouth for an hour. John Fletcher did not flinch when he realised that there was only one way to bring his pet tortoise, Freda, back from the dead. He put his lips around her head and blew gently. Link A pet owner saved […]

Poof: Raccoons Might Steal Your … Carpet

18 Aug 2017

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Doubt a raccoon would snag your shag? Don’t be too sure. Here’s real proof: Raccoons are plotting something… we just can’t figure out what it is yet. Guess: The owner of the carpet may have fed a pet there and it had food crumbs on it.  – TrueStrange.com

Door in the Sky Appears in China: Strange Glowing Rectangle

17 Aug 2017

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This is most likely a spotlight from the top of a building shining on the clouds, but it is still quite an interesting strange effect. Short video: It could be done like the bat signal, where a shape is put close to the spot light. In this case, instead of calling Batman, they are calling […]

Nearly 3,000 Turkeys Killed by One Lizard

15 Aug 2017

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Never underestimate the fear power of a reptile. A single Russian lizard was recently responsible for the deaths of nearly 3,000 turkeys.  An insurance company has been forced to pay out over 1.5 million rubles after nearly 3,000 turkeys in the Tambov region of Russia were spooked to death by a lizard. A lizard had […]

The Great Peanut Butter Prison Escape

15 Aug 2017

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Here’s a real prison break accomplished with peanut butter. It’s true, but the 12 prisoners didn’t shape peanut butter into keys or guns as you might imagine.  Peanut butter was the secret behind a mass jailbreak of 12 prisoners – with one escaped convict remaining at large. The group at Walker County Jail in Alabama, […]

Once blacked out NSA UFO document revealed + Fast erratic oval missiles

15 Aug 2017

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Ever wonder what types of things are blacked out in those UFO related government documents? Here’s a chance to see, in one case. A document previously redacted (link to doc on NSA web site PDF) with a few big black ink blocks by the NSA was just fully disclosed. Jack Brewer posted the released document […]

Have you seen this woman disappear on live TV?

12 Aug 2017

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Watch as handball expert Trine Jensen vanishes on live television. She’s standing around for a while and then she’s not there. Ninja skills? Magic? Aliens?   At first I thought this might be the answer: investigator of the weird have known for years that it is possible in live video to remove and add things […]

Cheap iPhone/iPad stylus, until you get a real one

10 Aug 2017

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A proper stylus can save you and your finger from excess cell phone radiation. The trick is, it has to be the right shape and it has to conduct electricity. You may have to experiment with shapes until you get it just right. After trying a bunch of things which did not work like erasers, […]

Silly debunk: Google Mars Data Center

10 Aug 2017

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Originally posted on HoaxEye:
Claim: the Google Mars Data Center is real (NASA’s base) It seems this April fools day joke was a good one. Some people claim that Google’s Mars Data Center is actually real. Example: SecureTeam10’s YouTube channel, video titled “DID NASA Forget to Edit this Out on Mars?” SecureTeam10 is not alone…

Seen it all? Perhaps. Have you seen the Rainbow Mountains of China?

9 Aug 2017

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Just as I was thinking, "Okay Life, show me something interesting," I discovered this place. While there is clearly color enhancement going on in many photos, the underlying colors are there, making these mountains amazing … and fair game for photo apps that increase saturation of colors. Are they real?? I think so. I've added […]

Amazing Whale Photo is Part Hoax

9 Aug 2017

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The awesome feeding whales are real, the boat was added. Whales are plenty amazing without photoshop fakery. I found the original image and made the animated gif to help keep reality real. It’s fun to see exactly what was added when you do one of these. I’m sending up this “truth whale” to eat that […]

Illusions: Which Order Tells the Story Best?

8 Aug 2017

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Which is the correct order for these life-like white animals by Amol Jadhav?  There is more here than meets the eye, of course. The genius behind it is that once you make a discovery, you aren’t done. Or are you? Is it your imagination, or did the artist create a story on purpose? How deep […]

How True Human Super Memory May Work

8 Aug 2017

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Six to ten true cases of hyperthymesia have been confirmed worldwide. People with this trait of super memory show surprisingly detailed memory for specific and general events. One example is the case of AJ (revealed to be school administrator Jill Price). [AJ can,] given any date in history, … recall what the weather was like […]

A Carrot and Leek Pan Pipe

7 Aug 2017

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Creative intelligence is putting things together in new ways. The Nan brothers, Weidong and Weiping, in Beijing have perfected the art of making musical instruments from vegetables. Hear a Carrot and Leek Pan Pipe they created, among others, here: – TrueStrange.com  

Unbreakable Metal Ring in 200M Year-Old Rock? Nope. Hoax. Here’s proof.

7 Aug 2017

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I hunt true strange stuff daily, but it has to actually be true. DiscloseTV’s claim of a metal “ring” found in a 200 million year old geode is not. Proof: I dug up the original photo, no ring. A ring of a seemingly unbreakable and unknown metal-like material has been found within a geode of […]

Strange Exits: An Airborne Bear Killed Two Canadians

6 Aug 2017

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Would you believe an airborne bear once killed two people on a Canadian highway? It’s true. The bear was not riding on any vehicle, it was flying through the air by itself at the time, probably quite surprised to be in the air, if it was still alive in those last moments. Here’s the story: […]

Videos: Humans with Jetpacks Race Against Cars

5 Aug 2017

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Two different videos (with amazingly few views on YouTube) show humans wearing jet packs racing against cars. Neither video shows the outcome of the race, but this is not a fluke: These are two different jet packs. Think about it. Something as non aerodynamic as a human body can fly with a jet pack. Why, […]

14 of 26 Members of Family in Brazil Have Extra Fingers

31 Jul 2017

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What would you do with a few extra fingers and toes? A family of football and music lovers are able to take their hobbies to the next level thanks to a unique genetic anomaly which has left them all with six fingers on each hand. It makes it easier to strum guitars, play the piano […]

How to Fact Check a Photo

27 Jul 2017

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First, find a questionable photo. Here’s one. It looks like an alien in an underground tunnel, with perhaps some alien ghosts. Spooky, eh? Now, go to the web site tineye.com and upload the photo from a screenshot on your phone or from your web browser. The resulting page will show other images like this one. […]

Browse True Strange News Articles

26 Jul 2017

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These are a few thousand articles from Xeno’s True Strange News … not to be confused with the 1950’s True Strange magazines (pictured). Explore the weirdest and most interesting things that happened in the world during the last 15 years. Will linking to a few thousand articles below increase or decrease web traffic?  (Answer: this […]

Fake Video is Now Indistinguishable from Real

25 Jul 2017

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Artificial video can now be so realistic that a jury could be convinced you confessed to using a time machine to steal Abe Lincoln's wooden teeth after clobbering him with, in your own words, "a very large bad smelling onion." Despicable, how could you? Don't try to deny it, we saw your confession. Systems for […]

Fingerprint Building, Privacy Erosion

25 Jul 2017

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Here's a biometric building design, great idea for a crime lab. This building does not exist, it's a digital fake, but a true strange incident did occur involving fingerprints and a building: The FBI once entered and demanded the fingerprints of everyone in a building, to be used to open iPhones. The idea was that […]

Some Who Can’t See Believe They Can

23 Jul 2017

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A blind person with visual anosognosia is completely certain he can see, despite all evidence to the contrary. At first this sounds impossible, but it's a real syndrome. A person with it is blind but does not know it: As far as their self-awareness is concerned, they think they can see perfectly. [art link] Anton-Babinski […]

How Did Cancer Drugs Accidentally Reverse Gray Hair?

21 Jul 2017

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Gray hair may be optional once we learn how a few immunotherapy drugs miraculously turned back the biological clock for several cancer patients. Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved […]

Everyone … is Really a Genetic Mutant

20 Jul 2017

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Not all DNA mutations result in visible differences like the "wolfman syndrome," but every human has ~70 to 200 random genetic mutations. This means you are a mutant, (congratulations,) and so are all of your human relatives, meaning everyone alive today. Depending on what mutations happened in the random luck of the draw during your […]

Saturn’s Mysterious Massive Hexagon

20 Jul 2017

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What natural process creates a hexagon in a planet’s atmosphere? There is a larger-than-earth hexagon at Saturn’s North Pole.  Conspiracy theorists have suggested the hexagon – which has sides longer than the diameter of planet earth – is an Illuminati structure, an alien spacecraft or even the gates to Hell. And as bizarre as those […]

Your Brain Has What Amounts to a “Sprit Eject” Button 

18 Jul 2017

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If someone zaps a certain area in your brain, you will experience floating out of your body. A similar effect can be obtained by transferring your self awareness into another person or object by hijacking your brain’s “this is me” body cues such as visual perception, breathing and heartbeat.  Olaf Blanke, a neurosurgeon at University […]