True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Irony: Altitude sickness stops second man on moon 

Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness.  The 86-year-old adventurer, who was … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Robotic Cheetah that can jump over small walls

This robotic cheetah from MIT is fun to watch (video below) To get a running jump, the robot plans out its path, much like a human runner: As it detects … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ninja breaks in, steals sword

A katana sword is missing from an Alaska card shop after a burglar in a ninja outfit broke in. CBS affiliate KTVA reported that security cameras filmed the costumed suspect … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Real Popular Vote: Nobody for president won by a landslide

Nearly half of eligible voters (231,556,622 people) did not vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to data of early turnout rates compiled by the United States Election Project and … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Watch the X-Files Reboot episodes, How?

There is no live streaming of the X-Files on Fox.com, so if you missed the new X-Files first episode tonight due to the stupid extra long football game, you’ll need … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Mystery Deepens

Three months back, after conducting a detailed study of the star KIC 8462852, astronomers came to the conclusion that it was, unequivocally, “the most mysterious star in our galaxy.” Now, … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

RIP Severus Snape (Alan Rickman)

British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 69. … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment