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Crows in San Francisco Bring Gifts for Food

True Strange News. September 3, 2019. Some crows in San Francisco are bringing gifts for a woman who feeds them. “Melinda Green said she started feeding two families of crows that congregate outside her Marina District apartment about three years ago. Green told KGO-TV she and the crows have “rules established,” where they will watch … Continue reading

New Record: A 154 Cheese Pizza

Some interesting strange news I read April 9th includes a horse in a swimming pool in Pennsylvania, an alligator in a swimming pool in Florida, CHP capturing escaped alpacas, and a man bringing small trees onto a subway in New York, but my favorite, because it sounds so delicious, is a record breaking pizza in … Continue reading

A Hamburger Sent into Space Tastes Like…?

The strangest thing I heard about today is people eating hamburgers they sent into space. This first went up the 27th of October, 2012 at 12:22 PM by five Harvard students. “Operation Skyfall: First Hamburger In Space,” landed 130 miles from the launch site. There is some debate as to where “space” actually starts. The … Continue reading

Video: Battle of the Oranges, 2019 in Ivrea, Italy.

The best strange news I’ve seen for today, March 4, 2019 is the Battle of the Oranges. Imagine if you decided to travel to Italy not knowing much about the country and happened to show up between March 3rd to the 5th in the city of Ivrea. What you would see would seem pretty crazy: … Continue reading

A $1,000 Indonesian Fruit + Smell-o-Phone

Would you pay $1,000 for any single fruit in the world? The strangest thing I found today is a fruit (a durian variety) in Jakarta, Indonesia for which people will pay over $1,000 each. The smell of a durian, which has caused flight delays, is one I’ve never experienced, so I started wondering about smell-o-phones… … 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

British Airways Warning: Small Risk of Bullet Fragments (In Food)

We knew it from all those James Bond movies, but here is another reminder that the Brits are a tough lot: Bullet fragments among the wilted kale? Common practice to warn us about that, they say. The business class menu featured a bizarre warning It read: “Even though greatest care has been taken, due to … Continue reading

New Record: Woman Names 27 Cheeses in 30 Seconds

How many cheeses can you name in 30 seconds? Get your timer or stop watch app out now and try. Ready? Go! I got an embarrassing five on my first try. I suspect you can do better. Leave your guessed number of cheeses in a comment if you like. Unless you work at a cheese … Continue reading

Spoon Removed From a Man’s Esophagus Was There For a Year

A man known only as Mr. Zhang in China swallowed a spoon and it got stuck in his esophagus. There the utensil stayed, for a year (!), until it started to bother him and he had it removed at a hospital in a life saving operation. A man in China had a steel spoon lodged … Continue reading

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