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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

Siberian Selfie Spot is Man-Made Beautiful Toxic Lake

A toxic Siberian lake, due to its beautiful turquoise color, has become a favorite place for photos. One Russian man posting on Twitter ignored the warnings to stay out and said his legs turned red and itchy for several days. Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for … Continue reading

Some Strange Behaviors on Airlines Explained

Science has explanations for some unusual behavior on airline flights. It turns out that lower oxygen in the cabin makes some people revert to deeper brain functions and this results in, for example, the previously unexplained crying of some passengers. In addition sustained loud noise in a jet was found to reduce the ability to … Continue reading

The World’s Oldest Business is 1,441 Years Old

What currently running business is the oldest known? We were impressed to learn that a Japanese manufacturer of sake, Sudo-Honke, based in Obara was established in the year 1141 AD! Sudo Honke (Established in 1141) Sake is one of the best loved alcoholic beverages in Japan and, much like whisky in Scotland, its manufacture is … Continue reading

Strange Photo: Komodo Dragons “Hugging”

This strange photo of Komodo dragons fighting was taken at just the right moment so they appear to be engaged in a happy hug. It does not appear to be a well known image. TinEye has never heard of it. It was posted on Instagram with credit to Muhtesem Doga but Google Translate says “Muhteşem … Continue reading

Strange News Alert: Eiffel Tower Evacuated

Due to someone climbing the Eiffel tower, the iconic tourist attraction has been evacuated. 9:35 AM California time, 5/20/2019. Update 12:37 pm pacific time: Some watching this unfold say he was eventual taken inside the tower. – TrueStrange.com

Spice Girls Van Converted to AirBnB

Looking for a fun unusual get away vacation? If you’ve ever enjoyed music by the Spice Girls, you might like this: the hit band’s tour van has been renovated into an AirBnB rental. They say can now book a night in the heart of Wembley Park in London, a place with lots of restaurants, bars … Continue reading

Baboons Invade A Swimming Pool

A family in South Africa thought their neighbors were rudely using their swimming pool without permission, but they discovered the true culprits were baboons. The Marloth Park, Ehlanzeni, homeowner said he and his wife started noticing that when they would come home from work, it appeared someone had been using their pool. Read more UPI … Continue reading

Best DYI Car Hail Protection Rig

Mid April 2019 many Texans without carports rigged up protection against damaging hail storms. There were inflated floaties and bags of mulch tied to cars, but my favorite was this design. Ryan Bussey had a creative use for dozens of pool noodles in face of the storm. See more NBC4 It would make a great … Continue reading

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