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What was the Caspian Sea Monster?

Long ago and far away lived a unique large fast mechanical monster of which you may have never heard. The Caspian Sea Monster was a huge 311 mph hover jet built by the Soviet Union. In 1967 the USA, using a satellite, discovered what looked like an aircraft, but oddly, the wings were too short. … Continue reading

Israel 7th Nation to Orbit the Moon

Okay, that title from NBC News is a bit misleading. Rest assured, true strange readers, that the nation of Israel itself is not orbiting the moon. In fact, at this point in human history, no nation has orbited the moon, ever. Nations have, however, sent spacecraft to do so and Israel’s successful Beresheet craft has … Continue reading

Love is an Effect of the Sun

Illusions are real in their ways, and reality part a party of illusions. I held a one-man private ceremony as the sun set, not at the location of this video, however, this sunset was another, elsewhere. I let the final handfuls of atoms in my possession rejoin the earth, speaking my prepared words, remembering love, … Continue reading

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

Video: Volkswagen Levitating Car, Fun Sci Fi

Is there a Volkswagen levitating car like this? No. The hovering is computer generated fakery, but it is still fun to watch. The “People’s Car” project allowed Internet users in China to post ideas about cars of the future. From the 119,000 ideas received. three vehicle and technology concepts were produced and are now on … Continue reading

Null Ship: a Vacuum Airship Lifts With No Hydrogen or Helium

It is strange but true that “nothing” floats. That is, a vacuum is lighter than air. If you had a material strong enough, you could create a closed shape with it and pump all of the air out of it, creating a lifting body for transportation that would be even lighter than gas filled blimps. … Continue reading

$18 Million Car is World’s Most Expensive

This will probably be the strangest thing I see today: an 18 million dollar car. The Bugatti La voiture Noire presented during at the ’89th Geneva International Motor Show’ in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 is the world’s most expensive car,sold for $18.9 million to an undisclosed buyer. Looks cool, but… What would you … Continue reading

Video: Battle of the Oranges, 2019 in Ivrea, Italy.

The best strange news I’ve seen for today, March 4, 2019 is the Battle of the Oranges. Imagine if you decided to travel to Italy not knowing much about the country and happened to show up between March 3rd to the 5th in the city of Ivrea. What you would see would seem pretty crazy: … Continue reading

Photo Shows China Faked Moon Probe? Doubtful.

An image from China’s moon lander of the far side of the moon is surprisingly devoid of the moon rocks seen strewn about in other images we have taken on the moon. There is also a “suspicious” white line, leading some to claim China’s landing is a fake. Is this powdery rockless image the real … Continue reading