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Video of “Migrating” Mattresses

True Strange News August 17, 2019: A movie night under the stars in Stapleton, Colorado failed to account for high local winds, resulting in a surreal scene captured on video by Robb Manes who dubbed it the “Great Mattress Migration of 2019.” Footage shows more than 150 inflatable air mattresses flying through the air. Seeing … Continue reading

Art: Strange Tire Elephants

Life is great. After decades of exploring cyberspace, we can still find new beautiful strange things like this almost every day. From @artsloyal on Instagram. Another angle from @modernartt Who knows where this sculpture is located? I haven’t found this one yet, but here’s another: Nashville artist Alex Lockwood of Elephant Gallery created an absolutely incredible life-sized sculpture … Continue reading

Top Views for TrueStrange this Week

This small peaceful odd news blog has had little impact. This is good, from my perspective. I don’t want to be an “influencer,” I just want to say a few words about things I find of interest, like millions of others are doing. I just do it here rather than on Facebook because I learned … Continue reading

Octopus Inspired Comfortable Sensor

A new low-cost flexible sensor developed in Korea can detect a wide range of pressures and motions when wet or dry. It can monitor heart rate and even speech patterns. It uses octopus sucker patterns (very small small ridges) to adhere fully to both wet and dry skin and is comfortable for the user. For … Continue reading

A Seaweed Stops 99% of Cow Methane Emissions

Cows normally produce a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas, which is one reason eating less beef and dairy helps the environment. Less demand equals fewer cows and a less greenhouse gas. As some will not change dietary habits, this discovery is very interesting. Just a small amount of the sea weed Asparagopsis reduces cow’s … Continue reading

The True Strange Church Crow

Happy Sunday. Here’s an interesting crow I saw at church this morning. It was very relaxed and seemed to be greeting people, saying a welcome. My Instagram post on this: True Strange Church Crow: August 11, 2019. Outside my church this morning a lone black bird was making noises I’ve never heard. What does it … Continue reading

WordPress App Broken, Won’t Accept Help Requests

I really want to like WordPress.com but I keep not being able to do basic things.

The Great American Right to Complain

For 30+ years as a news hound and reporter of weird stuff, I, Xeno, have believed it is the duty of Americans to speak up truthfully about what they like and dislike. We have the right to complain, to make things better. This was true in the past. Is it still? I like peace, non-violence, … Continue reading

Love Alert: We Must Stand for Love

I, Xeno, oppose violence. My primary vibe is LOVE. Next curiosity, creativity, sexiness and deeper, sadness. I rarely feel anger, which I believe is the root of violence. (I get frustrated with computers at times, and if no one is around, might swear at my computer or phone, but not people.) Don’t play into any … Continue reading

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