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Stray Dog Joins Human Race in China

A stray dog joined a 100-meter foot race in Yinchuan City, China, and came in second. Since the dog was not in place at the starting blocks and since the video available doesn’t show exactly when the dog joined the race, it is difficult to say if this was a fair second place. Still funny. … Continue reading

All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championship

This is the strangest thing I’ve seen today. Did you know that there is a real pillow fighting sport in Japan? In the small fishing town of Ito, 150 kilometers south of Tokyo, teams gathered from across the region to compete in the event that has been one of Japan’s quirkiest since 2013. Started by … Continue reading

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

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