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Molasses Flood: a Strange Disaster 100 Years Ago

Today, TrueStrange remembers an unlikely historical tragedy. One hundred years ago today many people and several horses were killed by molasses, a huge fast wave of it, in Boston, MA The Great Molasses Flood, also known as the Boston Molasses Disaster or the Great Boston Molasses Flood, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A … Continue reading

A Rare $204,000 Penny

A rare bronze penny sold for $204K recently, below the $1 million+ experts expected. This rare coin is the result of an accident, one of only about 10 to 20 minted in 1943 with copper metal amid US copper shortages that year. The U.S. Mint struck its first 100% copper one-cent coins—then the size of … Continue reading

1.2B Yrs of Missing Rock and Origins of Life

Around the globe our earth is missing miles of rock from a certain time in geological history and until recently this fact was a complete mystery. Now we have a possible explanation. The earth, for some reason, several times around 720 million years ago and again 580 million years ago became a huge snowball and … Continue reading

Happy Elvis/Bowie/Xeno Birthday

Once again it is, today, my shared birthday with Elvis Presley and David Bowie. This year I’m spending my birth anniversary in a snowy cabin in the woods alone in the shadow of a massive volcano, working on my 100 original songs project and daydreaming a bit. They say the first step is knowing what … Continue reading

Worldwide Wireless Energy Transmission from One Device

On this day in the year 1900, Nicola Tesla recorded in his journal a success with wireless energy transmission. Tesla claimed he could transmit power around the planet from a single point. from a central point in unlimited amounts, with a loss not exceeding a small fraction of one percent in transmission, even to the … 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

Brady Bunch House on the Market for $1.85 Million

The Brady Bunch house is for sale. It’s the story … of an iconic house that could get the wrecking ball. The home that served as the exterior for the TV sitcom “The Brady Bunch” is on the market for $1.885 million, but it could be wiped off the map, Deadline reported “I have several buyers … Continue reading

Jupiter’s Octagon and Pentagon Shaped Cyclone Clusters

There are surprises in the game every day if we pay attention. Here’s one from the largest planet in our solar system: geometric clusters of cyclones on Jupiter. Jupiter’s poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected. These are just some of the discoveries reported by four … Continue reading

A New Theory on the First Ever UFO Photo

The first photograph, of any kind, which barely resembles anything like a photograph, may have been taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. This gives some perspective when you hear that the first UFO photo may have been one taken in 1870 or 1871, on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. What … Continue reading

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