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The Mariah Carey vs Marie Curie Cake Incident

In an amusing misunderstanding a Woman in the UK who asked for Mariah Carey themed cake instead received a cake with a festive Marie Curie theme. Curie was famous physicist, Carey a famous contemporary pop singer. Toronto-based novelist Harriet Alida Lye revealed on Twitter how her cousin in England, Siobhan Casey, had asked her colleagues … Continue reading

A Disturbing Vulture Invasion

Like the first memorable scene from the Harry Potter novels, a bunch of birds have been perching unexpectedly on homes. In this case, the birds in question are not owls, but vultures, and the location was not England, but East Orange County, Florida. Andrew and Leslie Wright do not recall seeing many vultures when they … Continue reading

Joking Addiction

Damage to the brain’s right frontal lobe makes some people tell inappropriate jokes. Have you known someone with this condition? Witzelsucht (German: “joking addiction”) is a set of pure and rare neurological symptoms characterized by a tendency to make puns, or tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories in socially inappropriate situations. It makes one unable … Continue reading

An Ancient Mystery Story Explained: Inanna is the Planet Venus

What do the oldest known human writings say? What were humans writing about 4,000 years ago? They were writing to explain things they observed, as we still do. One mysterious observation anyone could make back then was this: some stars, what we now know as planets, wandered with respect to the other stars. These amazing … Continue reading

Discovered: The Cell-Wide Web

With high powered microscopes and new imaging technology scientists have discovered a previously unknown re-configurable nano wiring system inside of cells that directs cellular activities. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found information is carried across a web of guide wires that transmit signals across tiny, nanoscale distances. It is the movement of charged molecules … Continue reading

Couple Narrowly Avoids Huge Rock that Closes Colorado Highway

You don’t see this every day. About 4 p.m. on Friday May 24, 2019, Dawn Whaley and her boyfriend Ray Seeley had quite a scare while driving on a Colorado highway. According to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office a rockslide occurred on Highway 145, about 10 miles (16km) north of Dolores. Whaley describes the scene: … Continue reading

Are We Bipeds Due to a Supernova?

An interesting paper in the Journal of Geology claims that Supernovae bombarded the earth with energy, peaking 2.6 million years ago. This, they say, created a huge surge in lighting strikes and resulting global fires turned forests into grasslands. Specifically, in the savannas in northeast Africa, they believe our ancient ancestors learned to walk upright … Continue reading

Bird Saves Man From Traffic Ticket in Germany

Here’s some amazing true strange good luck: A man in Germany avoided a speeding ticket thanks to a pigeon blocking his face in the traffic camera photo. It would seem that rules there require a face in the photo in addition to the license plate. Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding … Continue reading

Salto, the Best Hopping Robot

Salto is an impressive leaping robot that can leap up on a wall and then push off of the wall to get extra height. Though only a foot tall, even without a wall, salto can jump in place higher than you can from standing. This little robot is being taught new tricks and is fun … Continue reading

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