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New Record: For High-Heels Marathon

Few can run a 6 hour 4 minute marathon and only one person so far has done so in high heels. This fast fashionable feet feat recently won one Christelle Doyhambehere a place in the Guinness World Records. She accomplished this at the Paris marathon a few days ago, with a time of 6:04:07. Christelle … Continue reading

Video: Space Water Ping Pong

This is the strangest Ping Pong I’ve seen today. Check out this cool little video of Scott Joseph Kelly playing water ping pong in space. From @ftlscience on Instagram. – TrueStrange.com

The World Record In Human-Powered Flight Still Stands from 1988

Few things seem less likely than extended human-powered flight, but it has been done. The Icarus Cup is an ongoing competition for human powered flight. Below is a video of Zak Moore’s 1km flight in the 2018 Icarus Cup. If you think that’s cool, consider this: The world distance record for human powered flight has … Continue reading

A 1.4 Million Dollar Speedy Pigeon

The most unlikely news I saw today was this: Armando, a champion speedy pigeon, was purchased for a record 1.4 million dollars by a Chinese bird racing enthusiast. PIPA, the website that organized the auction for Belgian breeder Joel Verschoot, said a pigeon named Armando was purchased by a Chinese buyer for $1.4 million, the … Continue reading

Strange Golf: Eagle Helps Man Make Hole-in-One

Here’s a strange once-in-a-lifetime experience: If this YouTube video is to be believed, an eagle took an interest in a British Columbia man’s golfball and dropped it into the hole for him before flying away, giving him an unoffical hole-in-one and one amazing true strange story. Can eagles be trained? This could create a whole … Continue reading

(Video) Surfing Santas, A Brief History

Merry Christmas. Here is a strange and festive annual holiday happening you may want to check out if you find yourself near Cocoa Beach, Florida: Surfing Santas. The event has grown since it was started in 2009 and now thousands attend to watch and hundreds participate by surfing in costume each Christmas Eve. This year … Continue reading

Hand-Skating World Record

I’m riding out a wretched flu and strange news has been slow, but this hand-skating is amazing and worth a look. Enjoy. Mirko Hansen has a unique talent. Hansen writes: … after years of tough training, I am now happy to be able to show you this unique sport I came up with. I call … Continue reading

Video: Kangaroo Gang Invades Soccer Game

Here’s a strange occurrence from a remote corner of the globe: A gang of kangaroos invaded a youth soccer game in the seaside village of Woolgoolga, Australia yesterday. The unexpected event was captured on video by a player’s mother. Video here: Alyssa Simpson, 38, said she was attending her 9-year-old son’s soccer game Thursday in … Continue reading

Pumpkin Boat Races

You’ve probably heard of corn mazes around this time of year, but did you know that boat races in giant hollowed out pumpkins are also a thing? There are many videos of giant pumpkin paddle boat races on YouTube if you doubt it. The strangest thing I saw today is that these 500lb + gourds … Continue reading