Hydrogen from urine

Currently, most commercially available hydrogen is collected by reforming natural gas with steam. That means fossil fuels are still in the mix, which is a serious black mark against hydrogen use for fuel. While it’s possible to extract hydrogen from water, the process is rather energy intensive and isn’t yet commercially viable. Gerardine Botte of … [Read the full story]

Rabbit suicide bomber

Two blokes in the South Australian outback were entertaining themselves with the politically incorrect game of tying sticks of dynamite to rabbits. The rabbits would then run in to their burrows to hide and BOOM! Massive clouds of dust would fly out of the holes in the ground. This went on for a little while … [Read the full story]

Strange but true…

Here’s a few Strange But True facts for you. In Natoma, Kansas, it’s illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits. It was once against the law to have a pet dog in a city in Iceland. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the … [Read the full story]

Water pollution is making birds gay

Water pollution is posing a threat to bird ­populations by causing males to mate with each other. Scientists believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food chain can affect sexuality, causing a reduction in offspring. They found that even relatively low levels of methylmercury in the diet of male white ibises caused the birds to pair … [Read the full story]

Phobia of a wet dream

I don’t think this is particularly strange, but it is true. The word ‘Oneirogmophobia’. Admittedly, it looks like a word that the drunk on the bus might have said. Oneirogmophobia is a fear of having wet dreams. Why would you fear it?  

Kangaroos spotted in the USA

Just like puma and panthers being spotted in Australia and Europe, kangaroos have also been seen not within their original habitat. Kangaroos have been seen often in the United States since the Mid 1960s. A man had reported a kangaroo on his porch early one morning in Chicago on October 18, 1974. Patrolmen Byrne and … [Read the full story]

Would you like to live here?

Well, would you live here? I know plenty of people that would just be perfect living in ‘Arsoli’ Here are some, well, strange sounding places. Please let us know if any of you have been to these places. Arsoli (Lazio, Italy) Bastard (Norway) Beaver (Oklahoma, USA) Beaver Head (Idaho, USA) Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK) Chinamans Knob … [Read the full story]

On the wagon

In London, the Old Bailey is on the site of a dreadful prison. In olden times the prisoners sentenced to death were taken by horse and cart from the prison to Marble Arch where they were hanged. It was a long journey with streets thronged with crowds.  The beer shops were packed with revellers heading … [Read the full story]

Weird and whacky pregnancy cravings!

Many women crave something or another during pregnancy, very often something that they wouldn’t usually eat. They crave things like spicy foods, pickled onions, peanut butter, and many more, with chocolate being the most common food craving, closely followed by ice cream. Whether or not they usually eat these foods they crave however, is no … [Read the full story]

Optical illusion – What colour do you see?

Everyone is unique and this illusion is proof. After concentrating on the revolving image each person will see a different colour. Some see yellow, some green and a rare few will see red. The optic wheel is named Benham’s top after the renowned Victorian toymaker from Essex, England, Charles Benham. Benham created the moving pattern … [Read the full story]

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