German Traffic Camera Catches Speeding Pigeon

It’s outrageous that certain birds get away with so much speeding in human cities, isn’t it? In this example, a pigeon is caught on camera at 45 km/h (kilometers per hour) which for those of us reading in the US, is 27.96 miles per hour. A speed camera on a road in a German city captured a photo identifying an unusual speeder — a pigeon. The town of Bocholt, located on the border with the Netherlands, shared a photo that quickly went viral on social media showing the pigeon flying nearly 10 mph over the speed limit on the road. … Continue reading German Traffic Camera Catches Speeding Pigeon

MIT Dome Now Captain America Shield + Avengers Endgame Movie Review

Tonight I saw the latest Avengers movie. There were a lot of tie-ins to things in my life that felt personal and a really great moment, the highlight for me, was hearing my uncle’s band, Steppenwolf doing one of their songs Hey Lawdy Mama, briefly in one scene. Endgame recently broke its own box office record set by Infinity War by taking in $1.24 billion worldwide during the opening weekend. As a tribute to the Marvel Studio success, students at MIT decorated their Great Dome in the style of the iconic shield of Captain America. A group of Massachusetts Institute … Continue reading MIT Dome Now Captain America Shield + Avengers Endgame Movie Review

Realistic Car Made Entirely of Snow Gets Parking Ticket

You might enjoy this: A man in Canada made a snow Toyota Supra (some say a snow Delorean DMC-12) so realistic that it got a parking ticket. The snow car was built in a no-parking zone so after having a good laugh, local police gave him a fake ticket. The car was reportedly plowed away by sanitation workers the next day. Video: A friend of mine once built a snow T-rex and using some green liquid managed to turn it green. As I recall he got in some trouble for that part. His wasn’t quite as big as this one … Continue reading Realistic Car Made Entirely of Snow Gets Parking Ticket

Fog Turns Stadium into UFO (Photo)

Here is a great not-a-ufo photo from Reddit. It looks like something from the movie District 9 to me. True strange mothership stadiums of the planet earth. Here is the likely source. Credit to the photographer, Alexander Lubyanchenko. Per here: The [Krestovsky] stadium was opened in 2017 for the FIFA Confederations Cup. Initially, was planned to be completed by December 2008…As of May 2017, the stadium was 518% late and 548% over budget…At a cost of $1.1 billion at current exchange rates, it is considered one of the most expensive stadiums ever built. Gazprom Arena  (Russian: Газпром Арена) is a retractable roof stadium in the … Continue reading Fog Turns Stadium into UFO (Photo)

Barber Misunderstanding Results in “Pause” Haircut

A man in China supposedly showed a barber a paused video of a haircut he wanted. The barber asked if he really wanted the triangles and the man said yes. Both men misunderstanding lead to the “play” button in the paused video being cut into the man’s hair by the barber. Great stuff. I can’t confirm this strange story as true as I only speak and read English, but even so, the haircut idea funny enough that it gets a strange news award. Recently, one Chinese guy saw a clip of a nice haircut on the internet. He paused the … Continue reading Barber Misunderstanding Results in “Pause” Haircut

Quick Laughs: November ‘18 Edition

Quick Laughs is a new feature on TrueStrange.com, our editor’s picks for quick cheesey humor. Do you know what kinds of things make you laugh? It is worth considering. This site’s favorite comedians are the Steven Wright variety, stuff that makes you see the world in a new way, jokes of perspective. Here are a few examples from the late Mitch Hedberg (more): “I walked by a record store, the sign out front said they specialize in hard to find records and tapes… nothing was alphabetized!”- One time a guy handed me a picture, he said “Here’s a picture of … Continue reading Quick Laughs: November ‘18 Edition

Bus Costume Fails to Cross “No Pedestrians” Bridge in Russia

A surprised witness filmed and posted to YouTube a video (below) of four people trying to walk across the Zolotoy Bridge in Vladivostok while wearing a cardboard bus costume. The video shows police stop the group and make them turn around. “Why are they being chased away? It’s beautiful, it’s art! Why don’t they understand it?” a woman’s voice says in the video. The Zolotoy Bridge, which is just over a mile long, opened in 2012, but pedestrians were banned from the span in 2015 when inspectors determined the walkways were too narrow to meet regulations. Via UPI https://youtu.be/dsR9sDyFNsA In Russia, does Fred … Continue reading Bus Costume Fails to Cross “No Pedestrians” Bridge in Russia

Japanese Politeness

What if this is a polite universe, a simulation designed to give you, with a random time delay, what you seek as much as possible? In other words, what if this is an iteration of heaven? “Wouldn’t heaven be a much better place?” You may well ask. Would it? Run with the idea that you are enjoying a super realistic entertainment vacation in a simulated reality. What would that mean in your life? In mine, I could be unknowingy creating the strange world news and not just reporting it. Whoa. That’s impossible at first and second glance, of course, but … Continue reading Japanese Politeness

Aptonyms: Names That Fit

You might like this. An aptonym, aptronym, or euonym is a personal name aptly or peculiarly suited to its owner. Below are some great apropos matings of a person’s name and occupation. First, dentists, perhaps the profession with the most aptonyms, or at least with the most interesting ones. These are actual names of practicing dentists (or were when the list was compiled). Dr. Dent, Dr. Pullman, Dr De Kay Dr. Filler, Dr. Fear, Dr. Rensch (pronounced wrench), Dr. Pick, Dr. Tusk, Dr. Drewel (pronounced “drool”), Dr. Tucek (2thChk), Dr. Chu, Dr. Shugar, Dr.P ic, Dr Les Plack, Dr. Fang, … Continue reading Aptonyms: Names That Fit