True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

The 8 richest men have as much wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you are wealthy compared to most of the rest of the world. Keep that in mind. The gap between the super-rich and the poorest … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Glass penny sells for $70,500

We don’t usually think about R&D done by the U.S. mint, but there have been many experiments. A rare experimental glass penny made during World War II has netted a … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

I will not watch your advertisement

If I’m interested in a news story and I click to view a video that is supposed to be that story, but instead get a brief advertisement video, guess what? … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gut microbes predict undernutrition

Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

REWARD: 1st to answer this question earns cash money

I need a real answer, an answer that I believe does exist, but one that the company that makes the product about which I have the question could not or … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

A map of human problems

I want something I can’t find on the net: a visual interactive map of human problems and where we are along the various paths to solutions. I want everyone to … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Americans spent $56 billion on pets in 2013

Americans spent a record $55.7 billion on their pets last year, an industry trade group said Thursday, a figure that could increase to a whopping $60 billion this year. The … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment