True Strange Library

Xeno's strange news awards blog.

Teen’s metal detector find: WWII plane with pilot

Listen to your grandfather. If he told you a war plane crashed in your backyard, he might not have been pulling your leg.  A 14-year-old student’s history homework turned into … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bizarre ancient life forms found in Mexican cave revived by NASA.

I couldn’t find a picture of the supposed bizarre Mexican cave microbes so enjoy this art, perhaps by Alex Ries. Anyway, in the hot gigantic crystal caves near Nica, Mexico, … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

30,000-Year-Old Giant virus revived

A 30,000-year-old giant virus has been revived from the frozen Siberian tundra, sparking concern that increased mining and oil drilling in rapidly warming northern latitudes could disturb dormant microbial life … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Saddle Ridge Hoard: Buried gold coin stash worth $10,000,000

The coins were in uncirculated, mint condition, adding to their worth to collectors A California couple found a stash of gold coins buried on their property last year valued at … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

500-year-old hidden butt song from Hell + the Xeno transcription (listen)

When Hieronymus Bosch painted The Garden of Earthly Delights some time between the years of 1490 and 1510, the man clearly had a lot on his mind. His triptych shows … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Caveman With Blue Eyes Shocks Scientists

Scientists examining the DNA of ancient remains find surprising new evidence of how early Europeans had dark skin and blue eyes. Image: An artist’s impression of the face of a … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pre- Viking Brew: Surprisingly Good

Ancient Scandinavians quaffed an alcoholic mixture of barley, honey, cranberries, herbs and even grape wine imported from Greece and Rome, new research finds. This Nordic “grog” predates the Vikings. It … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment