Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Why you’ve more than a ghost of a chance of seeing a spook

June 26th, 2012 § in Bizarre, Ghosts

EDINBURGH has a reputation for being the most haunted city on the planet. With its wealth of moody Gothic architecture and grisly past, it is easy to see why. Arguably the most famous resident ghost is Major Thomas Weir, a 17th-century Presbyterian minister who fell from grace an[...]

Giant Rats The Size Of Cats?

June 23rd, 2012 § in Bizarre

Are there really giant rats the size of cats living in some parts of the United States?  Yes, it is true.  In fact, some of these giant rats are actually the size of small dogs.  The monster rat in the picture at the top of this article was killed by a maintenance worker at a [...]

Freakish “Half-Human Creature” Born To A Sheep In Nigeria

June 2nd, 2012 § in Bizarre

Another “half-human creature” has been born to a sheep.  This time it has happened in Nigeria.  A picture of this freakish creature is posted to the left.  So exactly what is this bizarre creature that was born to a sheep in Nigeria?  Why are so many weird creatur[...]

Doctors Find 350 Coins In Patient’s Belly

May 20th, 2012 § in Bizarre

French doctors were taken aback when they discovered the reason for a patient’s sore, swollen belly: He had swallowed around 350 coins � $650 worth � along with assorted necklaces and needles. The 62-year-old man came to the emergency room of Cholet General Hospital in [...]

Science Trumps Ritual in Mystery Skeleton Row

May 18th, 2012 § in Bizarre

Denying a request by American Indian tribes who sought an immediate burial, a u.s. appeals court ruled on Wednesday that scientists should be allowed to continue testing on a 9,000-year-old skeleton. “It’s terrific,” said Robson Bonnichsen director of Texas A&am[...]

Worlds Longest Snake Goes on Show

May 16th, 2012 § in Bizarre

A primitive zoo in Indonesia is holding a 49-foot-python captured in a forest in Sumatra, a report said on Monday. If its vital statistics are confirmed, the python could be the world’s longest snake. The reptile, which measures 14. 85 metres and weighs in at 447 kilogramme[...]

The Science of Christmas Trees

May 15th, 2012 § in Bizarre

Clark Granger stands in his snowy field, looking proudly upon thousands of budding Christmas trees. At five years old, they are bigger and thicker than a typical balsam fir, and when they hit the market in two years, Granger doesn’t expect to see a sad-looking Charlie Brown[...]

Eyes on the Solstice: The Darkest Day

May 14th, 2012 § in Bizarre

Eyes on the Solstice: The Darkest Day Humans are afraid of the dark. For millennia, diverse societies have found a way to honor the light. From Neolithic farmers in Ireland to Pueblo peoples in the Southwest to Christians celebrating Advent to neopagans marking the annual descent[...]

Two Heads Better Than One ?

May 13th, 2012 § in Bizarre

In recent years, there have been many cases of birth of creatures with two heads. People continue wondering for what reasons the nature surprises them so much. Is the Russian saying “One head is good, but two heads are better” true? In fact having two heads gives no a[...]

German Firm Hired To Save Easter Island Statues

May 10th, 2012 § in Bizarre

German Firm Hired To Save Easter Island Statues UNESCO has awarded a German firm contract to preserve the world-famous but decaying Moai head sculptures on Easter Island, which are suffering the effects of the weather, tourism and past restoration attempts.[...]