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The Green Flash is Real

Here’s a true strange phenomenon of which you may not know. The green flash may sound like a new superhero, a mix of the Flash and the Green Lantern, but it is a real and very brief flash of green color caused by light bending at the horizon when the sun is rising or setting. … Continue reading

The 50-Mile-Wide Ice Filled Crater on Mars

From Mars: a giant bowl of ice cream for the holidays. It is easy to forget that there is still an ocean of water on Mars because it exists today almost entirely as ice. Recently released by the European Space Agency is a great photo of an ice-filled 50-mile-wide impact crater on the red planet. … Continue reading

Dashcam Video: Lightning Strikes a Street Light

You don’t see this often: A dashcam video captured a street light being destroyed by a lightning bolt in Australia yesterday. An Australian driver’s dashboard camera captured the moment a bolt of lightning struck a streetlight a short distance in front of him. The video, recorded Thursday on a road in Marsden Park, New South … Continue reading

(Video) Trains Plowing Snow

Here’s an odd sight you may enjoy. These videos of trains plowing snow were oddly satisfying, sometimes mesmerizing. Two powerful forces meeting, a battle of inertia. Enjoy the ride. – TrueStrange.com

(Video) Strange Green Light Parks 30 Min in Thunderclouds

A large unusual unexplained phenomenon was captured on video a few days ago in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The light seems to come up from the ground when it first appears. What do you make of this? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R32LKHSBVA4 Leigh Stevens spotted the mysterious light while filming a lightning storm in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, on Monday, December … Continue reading

World Record Giant Coffee Pot Shape of People

Best strange news award today goes to: a giant animated coffee pot made of people. I don’t know the symbolism, but I’ve seen the symbol before on foreign coins and even to this foreigner in a far away land (USA) this giant Arab coffee pot was an interesting thing for a school to create. It’s … Continue reading

Pot Gives a High Due to Viruses

A true strange fact for marijuana lovers: they owe the high times with the world’s most popular illegal drug to viruses. Specifically, what has been discovered is that ancient viruses brought the genes for making THC into plants. The enzymes … making THC and CBD are encoded by THCA and CBDA synthase genes, respectively. Both … Continue reading

Entire Island of Esanbehanakitakojima Vanishes

How does a whole island vanish? By the time you pronounce the first half of its long name, the island of Esanbehanakitakojima will have disappeared, from satellite map images at least. Was the island digitally errased? Is it also physically gone? It may be small and uninhabited, but it matters to Japan. Japanese officials named … Continue reading

Antarctica: Earth’s Largest Volcanic Region

It sounds unlikely, but the largest known concentration of volcanoes on Earth is in Antarctica under the ice. Some of the fairly newly discovered volcanoes are capped by more than 2 miles of ice sheet. Scientists in 2017 using ice-penetrating radar and satellite data found 91 new volcanoes, with the tallest said to be over … Continue reading