Art: Strange Tire Elephants

Life is great. After decades of exploring cyberspace, we can still find new beautiful strange things like this almost every day. From @artsloyal on Instagram. Another angle from @modernartt Who knows where this sculpture is located? I haven’t found this one yet, but here’s another: Nashville artist Alex Lockwood of Elephant Gallery created an absolutely incredible life-sized sculpture of an Asian elephant out of recycled tires. The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee hosted a drive to collect used tires from the local community. This wonderful rubber pachyderm was revealed on World Elephant Day 2017 and sits in front of the Elephant Discovery Center at the Sanctuary. (Via LaughingSquid) As long … Continue reading Art: Strange Tire Elephants

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 Google Translate says “Muhteşem doğa fotoğrafları” is Turkish for “gorgeous nature photos” so I don’t think @joysafaribay got the photo credit correct. There could be a person in Turkey named Gorgeous Nature. If you know the real name of the photographer leave a comment. Komodo dragons can be seen … Continue reading Strange Photo: Komodo Dragons “Hugging”

Love is an Effect of the Sun

Illusions are real in their ways, and reality part a party of illusions. I held a one-man private ceremony as the sun set, not at the location of this video, however, this sunset was another, elsewhere. I let the final handfuls of atoms in my possession rejoin the earth, speaking my prepared words, remembering love, laughter, lessons and shared intentions. The view (not pictured) was spectacular, arguably the best I’ve seen on this world and the weather was perfect, all fitting, signs of rightness. Voices echoed from distant faces of ice and were then gone. I next added an element … Continue reading Love is an Effect of the Sun

Poisonous Frogs with Fluorescent Heads

A strange unique feature of some small Brazilian amphibians was recently discovered: natural fluorescence. In the Brazilian Atlantic forest, pumpkin toadlets (Brachycephalus ephippium) are tiny, brightly-colored, and poisonous frogs. Seen by day, they walk around the forest producing soft buzzing calls in search of a mate. Interestingly, Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte discovered not only that Brachycephalus ephippium could not hear its own mating calls, but unexpectedly, “when they shone an ultra-violet (UV) lamp on the frogs, their backs and heads glowed intensely.” Read more at ScienceDaily. Not to be confused with bioluminescence which is the ability to emit light in the dark, … Continue reading Poisonous Frogs with Fluorescent Heads

Video: Direction-Changing Fireball Above Los Angeles

Here’s a recent strange event. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a video of a fiery streak in the Wednesday (March 20, 2019) evening sky which people reported and the LAPD reassured the public that it was “just a film shoot” and nothing to be concerned about. It looked very much like a fiery meteor crash landing in Downtown Los Angeles or maybe space debris or an alien invasion  … Apparently it was the work of the Red Bull Air Force’s team of skydivers, wearing wingsuits fitted with LED lights and pyrotechnics, reported the Los Angeles Times. Jumping from a … Continue reading Video: Direction-Changing Fireball Above Los Angeles

Solar Art Installation to Play “Africa” Song Forever

When writing or producing a hit song, there are many gold standards to consider. Is it good enough, for example, that someone will play it forever, on an infinite loop in a solar-powered art exhibit? Toto’s “Africa” recently passed this test. Max Siedentopf, 27, a German-Namibian artist currently based in London, set up a sound installation titled “Toto Forever” to play the 1982 song on a loop at an undisclosed location in the 1,200-mile-long Namib Desert. Siedentopf said solar batteries power the installation’s MP3 player and six speakers. He said the desert is around 55 million years old, making it … Continue reading Solar Art Installation to Play “Africa” Song Forever

Fog Turns Stadium into UFO (Photo)

Here is a great not-a-ufo photo from Reddit. It looks like something from the movie District 9 to me. True strange mothership stadiums of the planet earth. Here is the likely source. Credit to the photographer, Alexander Lubyanchenko. Per here: The [Krestovsky] stadium was opened in 2017 for the FIFA Confederations Cup. Initially, was planned to be completed by December 2008…As of May 2017, the stadium was 518% late and 548% over budget…At a cost of $1.1 billion at current exchange rates, it is considered one of the most expensive stadiums ever built. Gazprom Arena  (Russian: Газпром Арена) is a retractable roof stadium in the … Continue reading Fog Turns Stadium into UFO (Photo)

Award Winning Photo of Giraffes

Enjoy these strange photos: “Reticulated Giraffes close up wide angle view” by Rich Carey who is primarily an underwater photographer. Below are a few low res thumbnails. The full images can be found here. Take some time to appreciate the art of nature as a way to lower stress and to thank the God of this simulation. 🦒🦒🦒🦒👍🦒🦒🦒🦒 — TrueStrange.com   Continue reading Award Winning Photo of Giraffes

Painting Sells For Record $90.3 Million

A single painting, English artist David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’, recently sold for $90 million at an auction. This is a record for a single painting for any living artist. A painting by the British artist David Hockney has fetched $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Among his famous “pool paintings,” ”Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” is considered one of his premier works. The previous record by a living artist was set by Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog,” … Continue reading Painting Sells For Record $90.3 Million