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The Wondrous Strange
Tracking the unusual, the eclectic, the interesting side of life !
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Bizarre 'alien' sea creature caught off Singapore. Incredible video.

A fisherman in Singapore reeled in a mystery creature straight out of a science fiction movie. MUST SEE...

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'Largest ever asteroid impact' found in Australia

'Largest ever asteroid impact' found in Australia | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Scientists in Australia have discovered what they say is the largest asteroid impact area ever found.

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Did Humans Walk the Earth with Dinosaurs? Triceratops Horn Dated to Just 33,500 Years Ago

Did Humans Walk the Earth with Dinosaurs?  Triceratops Horn Dated to Just 33,500 Years Ago | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Discovery of 'recent' dinosaur bone connects with depictions of said creatures in ancient human art.

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Hong Kong: Baby born pregnant with twins

Hong Kong: Baby born pregnant with twins | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Baby girl undergoes surgery at three weeks to remove twin foetuses due to extremely rare 'fetus in fetu' abnormality.

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Strange Stars Pulsate According to the "Golden Ratio"

Strange Stars Pulsate According to the "Golden Ratio" | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered variable stars that periodically dim and brighten at frequencies close to the famed golden mean
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School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel

School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Headteacher says staff will continue to be 'extra vigilant'

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Martian Civilisations 'Wiped Out By Nuclear Attacks' - Stunning New Claims

Martian Civilisations 'Wiped Out By Nuclear Attacks' - Stunning New Claims | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Physicist John Brandenberg claims intelligent life on Mars was annihilated by nuclear attacks.

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Blind woman's sight restored after she banged her head on table

Blind woman's sight restored after she banged her head on table | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Lisa Reid banged her head when she knelt down to kiss her guide dog, and woke up to find that she could see.

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Chinese Spacecraft Takes Iconic Photo of the Moon and Earth

Chinese Spacecraft Takes Iconic Photo of the Moon and Earth | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Every now and again, a picture is returned from space that is so stunning it becomes an instant icon, a touchstone that defines what space travel is about. The Chinese engineering lunar test mission Chang’e 5 has sent home precisely such an image.

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Africa Really Much Bigger Than World Maps Show !

Africa Really Much Bigger Than World Maps Show ! | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Last month Kai Krause, a computer-graphics guru, caused a stir with a map entitled "The True Size of Africa", which showed that the continent has been misrepresented for hundreds of years.

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Japan's Real-Life Dark Knight Patrols Streets To Bring Happiness !

Japan's Real-Life Dark Knight Patrols Streets To Bring Happiness ! | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Chibatman, or Chiba Batman, is a real-life superhero who roams the streets of Chiba City, Japan.

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Man dies in goblin exorcism ritual !

Man dies in goblin exorcism ritual ! | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

A 72-year old Zimbabwean man died under mysterious circumstances a few minutes after a traditional healer allegedly destroyed his goblin.

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Universe may be on the brink of collapse

Universe may be on the brink of collapse | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Physicists have proposed a mechanism for 'cosmological collapse' that predicts that the universe will soon stop expanding and collapse in on itself, obliterating all matter as we know it. 

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What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole?

What Would Happen If You Fell into a Black Hole? | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Falling into a black hole would be a rough ride, but there would be some major upshots.

Duncan Kaiser's insight:

'Spaghettification' anyone?! Some interesting effects would be going on !

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Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, bred with an as yet unidentified species.

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​Say cheese! Hubble telescope captures extraterrestrial smiley face

​Say cheese! Hubble telescope captures extraterrestrial smiley face | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

The heavens are smiling back at mankind through a star constellation discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope, which captured an image of a galaxy cluster that looks exactly like the smiley face. 

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715 year old copy of Magna Carta discovered

715 year old copy of Magna Carta discovered | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

The document, which is heavily damaged, was discovered by chance in a scrapbook of other archives.

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DNA is Really Tough ! Survives re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.

DNA is Really Tough ! Survives re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere—and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission.

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Rare Cloud Phenomenon Appears Over Australia: Photos

Rare Cloud Phenomenon Appears Over Australia: Photos | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Australians this week were treated to a bizarre sight: a rare cloud formation which looked like a rainbow-filled hole punched in the sky.

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Famous Grey Lady ghost snapped at “Game of Thrones” site

Famous Grey Lady ghost snapped at “Game of Thrones” site | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Local photographer shocked to see the wispy ghostly figure in his shot of the Dark Hedges in Antrim.

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Astronomers Map Every Star In Earth's Night Sky

Astronomers Map Every Star In Earth's Night Sky | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it
  Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars come from? Now astronomers have actually counted every single twinkling star visible from...
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Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday

Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony is being held this week. Unusual or imaginative, even quirky, research is honoured and celebrated.  

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Hidden Monuments Revealed In Stonehenge Study

Hidden Monuments Revealed In Stonehenge Study | The Wondrous Strange | Scoop.it

Scientists have just unveiled the results of a 4-year-long survey of the landscape around Stonehenge, revealing previously unknown monuments.

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