Oddities

Weird but real – Ribbon worms

Ribbon worm (green) using proboscis (pink) on land.

The headlines say it’s awful, but it’s totally fascinating! Check out this green ribbon worm with a long pink mouth appendage. Horrifying footage shows a long, bright green worm-like creature with a pink tongue-like appendage wriggling its way along the ground Mystery worm-like sea creature causes panic in Taiwan – Telegraph The footage was shot in…

Livin’ the dream in the Colorado river

La Paz Sheriff's Office

They thought it would make things more interesting… COUPLE BEHIND FAKE SKELETONS ON CHAIRS IN COLORADO RIVER A Phoenix couple has claimed responsibility for putting two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs in the Colorado River in far west Arizona, authorities said Friday. The husband and wife approached the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office earlier…

They don’t call them sea LIONS for nothing!

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Fascinating, intelligent, and common as entertaining trained animals, we can’t forget that sea lions are still wild and have awfully big teeth and powerful jaws. They don’t call them sea kittens. San Diego man recovering after sea lion yanked him overboard. Dan Carlin’s wife told him to smile for a picture on their 29-foot boat…

Hi-ho, the derry-o, the cow ate the sheep

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Talk about a change in diet. Kenya: Cow ‘starts eating sheep’ on Nakuru farm – BBC News. Charles Mamboleo, who runs a farm in south-western Nakuru County, discovered the cow feeding on a sheep one morning, having apparently gored it to death, […]. Fresh food and water couldn’t tempt the cow, and another sheep met…

Did the parrot cry for help?

Rescued bird given oxygen

Who’s a pretty smart girl? Parrot’s Cries of ‘Help, Fire’ Bring Firefighters to Burning House in Idaho Emergency crews responding to a house fire in Idaho Friday night expected to find an elderly woman inside the home when they heard cries of “help” and “fire.” “Once the captain did his walk-around, he could hear something…

Lesson? Don’t shoot an armadillo, with a pistol… Use something more powerful

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Only in the South… Man shoots at armadillo, bullet hits mother-in-law Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her son-in-law while he was trying to shoot an armadillo. The incident had a lot of people scratching their heads- even law enforcement. “Just the circumstances, just all the way around, the whole situation was unusual,”…

Fire sinkhole story shows how mystery mongering site gets your ‘click’

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A certain mystery mongering, ad-infested site that declares an apocalypse every friggin’ day is reporting this story about a “sinkhole” spewing fire in China. It took me about 20 seconds to figure this out (being where I am in the world). While it may look like a volcanic vent, China is not particularly volcanically active…

Pennsylvania man dies in tragic cemetery accident

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Here is a very Fortean way to shuffle off this mortal coil. Man Killed by Falling Headstone While Decorating Family Grave | WNEP.com. A man decorating a gravesite for Easter died Monday morning when a headstone fell on him in Lackawanna County. Police say Stephen Woytack, 74, of Scranton was the man killed at St.…

Elves rock in Iceland

This is said to be the mythological rock Ófeigskirkja, church of the elves.

Back in 2013, we told you that there was trouble with the elves. Elf advocates and environmentalists wanted the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission and local authorities to abandon a highway project to the tip of the Alftanes peninsula in Iceland because it contained an elf church. Finally, a compromised was reached that preserves a unique structure and…

Geese fall from the sky, assumed diseased

Snow goose. Wikipedia.

There are countless cases of mass bird deaths. The reasons can be various. In this case, officials suspect disease and are collecting the birds for testing and to limit exposure. ‘Basically, they just fell out of the sky’: 2,000 snow geese found dead in Idaho – The Washington Post. About 2,000 snow geese migrating from…

Nutella jar fire kills dog

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This was a strange event but plausible. It can happen. Close your blinds during the day. Warning after Nutella jar sparks devastating blaze. A family’s house was gutted and their beloved dog killed when a Nutella jar magnified the sun’s rays, sparking a huge blaze. The fire is believed to have been been ignited when…

Triple sunrise

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Ice crystals cause ‘triple sunrise’ in Russian city – in pictures. Chelyabinsk, the city made famous by a meteorite that exploded over its skies two years ago, was witness to another rare phenomenon on Tuesday: a triple sunrise over the morning sky. The combination of low temperatures, estimated to be –25C, and clear skies enabled…