Always Bring Your Weasel to a Basilisk Fight

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If only this man had remembered to bring his weasel when he decided to draw on a basilisk… From Pliny’s Natural History: There is the same power also in the serpent called the basilisk. It is produced in the province of Cyrene, being not more than twelve fingers in length. It has a white spot [Read More...]

Our Weird and Wonderful World

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Magnetic Putty Time Lapse would be an excellent name for a rock band: Posted by Scott Lawson, who has this to say: Magnetic putty time lapse as it absorbs a rare-earth magnet. Taken over 1.5 hours at 3fps, played back at 24fps. The magnetic putty will eventually arrange itself so that the outer surface is [Read More...]

New Photographs of Bulgarian “Vampire” Skeleton

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Last month I wrote about the discovery of a skeleton in Bulgaria that had been “staked” with an iron rod: an indication that people thought this was a vampire, or might become one. The skeleton is at least 700 years old, which places it long before Dracula and most modern vampire lore. Now it turns [Read More...]

Arne Saknussemm, Is That You?

I am totally investing in this: The North Pole Inner Earth Expedition is the Greatest Expedition in the History of the World! Become part of History. Donate. The film record made during this expedition may be the rarest, most awakening ever produced. More than 40 million enthusiasts are following this Voyage. If you ever considered [Read More...]

Hawks Attack People Attending Mass

In the absence of a Monday Morning Chicken (there were no good pictures this week), you get this little News of the Weird Item: Hawks protecting their nest have made mass attendance a risky proposition at St. Joseph’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Although things started out peacefully enough, the birds have become territorial and are [Read More...]

Empire of the Dwarfs [News of the Weird]

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Look, I don’t make the news, I just pass it along. And the news is this: approximately 100 dwarfs live in a self-contained mini-Empire-cum-theme-park and entertain tourists. China built the facility in 2009, despite some concerns about exploitation of people with disabilities. As Matt Poulter of website eChinacities wrote: “Is Dwarf Empire providing its employees [Read More...]


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