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Video: Buffalo Flips Young Lion In Air, Saves Lizard

Today’s strange news is a buffalo flipping a lion caught on camera. What do you think, did the buffalo care at all about the lizard it saved, or did it just not like the lion(s) in its territory? Also, where did the lizard go? Was it really saved? This was posted on YouTube by Kruger … Continue reading

Self Brainwashing for Positive Transformation (without 18-MC)

In meditation I had the thought that our minds may be illusory, the inglorious result of phrase picker engines operating to “light up” the brain’s reward center, and that I may not exist as anything more than the result of that neural process. I don’t feel that way, however, and even if true, it’s not … Continue reading

Partly Fake: Rare Black Chicken Lays Black Eggs

There are circulating pictures of a black chicken with black eggs, but all sources checked say the black Ayam Cemani lays cream colored eggs, not black. Thus, the composite image below is misleading. Black Ayam Cemani chickens are real and the black looking eggs are real eggs, but from an entirely different bird. Which bird? … Continue reading

The Unlikely Story of Frane Selak

Some folks have super weird luck. In the past, we wrote about Bill Morgan, an Australian who came back from the dead then won the lottery twice, Roy Sullivan, who survived being struck by lightning seven times, and Radivoje Lajic, a Bosnian whose house was hit six different times by meteorites, or so he claims. … Continue reading

Videos: Kilauea Volcano Smiles, Lava Eats Part of Hawaii

Lava from the big island of Hawaii’s most active volcano, Kilauea, has been devouring some homes there and is causing evacuations of over 1,700 residents. The inhabitants are dealing not only with the lava but also with toxic sulfur dioxide fumes and earthquakes, one a powerful 6.9 on the Richter scale. Here is the weirdest … Continue reading

Thanos vs Obadiah Stane

I recently saw the infinity wars movie (enjoyed it!) but couldn’t help wondering through the whole movie if the actor who played Thanos was the same as the one who played Obadiah Stane, a previous Iron Man villain. It was not. Obadiah was played by Jeff Bridges and Thanos by Josh Brolin. Here are the … Continue reading

Putin: Russia Has Unstoppable Nuclear Powered Missiles

I’ve been trying to ignore world politics, but this post from March 1, 2018 on NPR is a bit too strange to pass up. Putin says Russia has nuclear powered missiles. The US has nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers, but not aircraft or missiles. The idea seems crazy because aren’t properly shielded reactors much … Continue reading

Entire Internet: Real-Time Network Overview

Strange but true, did you know there are web sites where you can see the overall status of the worldwide Internet? If you like the big picture, internettrafficreport.com could be useful for monitoring alien invasions, asteriod strikes, solar flare attacks and other large events that cause outages. Another tool for the overview is by Akamai. … Continue reading

New Solar Water Purification Invented

This sounds like a promising new invention. The new water purification technique involves draping a sheet of carbon-dipped paper in an upside-down “V.” The paper’s bottom edges soak up water, while the carbon coating absorbs solar energy and transforms it into heat for evaporation. … The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate … Continue reading