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Best DYI Car Hail Protection Rig

Mid April 2019 many Texans without carports rigged up protection against damaging hail storms. There were inflated floaties and bags of mulch tied to cars, but my favorite was this design. Ryan Bussey had a creative use for dozens of pool noodles in face of the storm. See more NBC4 It would make a great … Continue reading

Alert: 37 Million Face New Tornadoes, Floods

CORRECTION: The original title here said “37 million Texans” and while 37 million people were under flood warnings in multiple states, the entire population of Texas in 2019 is estimated to be 29 million according to World Population Review. As additional fact checking, last year the population of Texas was only 28.7 million. (28,701,845 – 2018 … Continue reading

The Message of the Birds

Birds had huge meetings and spent years deciding what to say to humans, then, when the time was right, they leveraged social media to deliver the message. Would the humans understand? Would they take birds seriously? No telling, but they had to try. “Humans, there is a guldok coming. Signal if you understand. Time is … Continue reading

To Win, Remove Salt from Seawater Cheaply

How is it that we have deadly water shortages on a world covered mostly by water? Unfortunately, sea water kills most crops and we can’t drink it due to the high salt content. Effective large scale salt removal from of sea water could therefore save millions of lives. With climate change happening we need more … Continue reading

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

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