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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, … Continue reading

Video: Elephant Cleans up After Humans

This video of an elephant cleaning up some trash is a reminder that most animals, from mice to elephants, instinctively know not to litter the area they call home. Credit to @ourplanetdaily on Instagram. – TrueStrange

Do Bacteria Living in the Sky Control Earth’s Weather?

Here’s a true strange fact: there are bacteria living in clouds. Somehow, in extreme cold water droplets which are chemically challenging, these hearty organisms carry on living. Not only that, but some researchers believe that bacteria living in the sky have major effects on our weather. How is that possible? Some of what sky bacteria … Continue reading

Lightning Struck Vatican Twice Hours After Pope Resigned

Here’s a strange event from the past that is still interesting today. Popes don’t step down very often. Benedict XVI shocked the world in February 2013 when he became the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. It was the first time a Pope had stepped down since 1415, when Gregory XII resigned and … 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

Planes Make it Rain/Snow 10x More

Discovery: Precipitation is increased by the motion of the wings of planes, even with zero emissions. Planes flying over rain or snow can intensify the precipitation by as much as 10-fold, according to a new study. The rain- and snow-bursts are not caused by emissions from the aircraft but are the peculiar consequence of the … Continue reading

Sub-Zero Sun Dogs, Alaska Prep

I’ve seen sun dogs before and have probably blogged about them, but cold weather as a cause got my attention due to my quest to take my fiancé’s ashes up to Alaska. Here are the sun dogs: Sub-zero temperatures in West Michigan led to many residents spotting a “sun dog” phenomenon that made it look … Continue reading

Automated Farms with Robot Farmers

Would you eat food grown by robots? To survive the upcoming climate change apocalypse, we will probably need to grow more and more of our food indoors, possibly even underground. The transtion will not be easy, but it will go better if we start now. Fortunately, industrial robots are just getting good enough to handle … Continue reading

A Freaky Fog Dome

It looks highly improbable but this fog dome in Denbighshire, north east Wales was featured on the BBC news after being photographed by a weather watcher on December 2nd, 2016. Here is the story on this strange fog dome: Early this morning Weather Watcher Hannah was out walking her dog in Tremeirchion, north Wales when … Continue reading