Weird & Bizarre
In China, a cobra has been born with two heads. The snake is said to eat out of both of its mouths simultaneously, reports Ananova News. In a related story, a new study finds that a type of sea snake can fool attackers into thinking it has two heads...
A professional bubble maker known as Samsam Bubbleman may have set a new world record for the largest free-floating soap bubble. He attributes his success to a secret mixture...
A pair of recently rescued stray collies have made news for their unique relationship where 'Bonnie' acts as a guide dog for her blind companion 'Clyde.'
Venomous spit and an electrical discharge are just two of the fearsome tactics attributed to the legendary cryptobeast known as the Mongolian Death Worm...
The search is on for an elusive giant earthworm in Washington and Idaho. The Palouse worm, said to secrete a lily-like smell when handled and spit at predators, was reported to be 3 feet in length...
A Scottish study in human nature recently set out to see what might overcome the old adage of "finders keepers" and produced some surprising results.
An unknown lifeform was recently filmed clinging to the crevices of a North Carolina sewer...
The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Competition was Pabst, a boxer-mix, named after the American beer for his "bitter beer face." Miss Ellie, a blind pure breed Chinese Crested Hairless from Tennessee, won the pedigree category..
Residents in a coastal town in Japan have reported a strange phenomenon-- tadpoles dropping out of the sky. In one downpour, more than a hundred dead tadpoles covered the windshields of cars.
Experts are baffled by a cat in China who began sprouting bony 'wings' on each side of his spine when he was a year old.
While vacuuming may have succumbed to the expanse of robots, most of today's challenges and chores still await their mechanical "helping hand."
A piano-playing feline is the latest video sensation to take over the Internet. Originally filmed by Charlie Schmidt 20 years ago, the clip shows Fatso the cat playing an upbeat tune on a keyboard. More at MSNBC.
'Horse leg extensions' created by a Seattle designer are allowing people to walk around 14 inches taller. The designer, Kim Graham says the legs "give a person the uncanny and graceful appearance of an animal."
Scientists in South Korea have cloned four dogs that glow in the dark.
Residents of the tiny town of Tuscarora, Nevada have come up with a novel way of repelling the yearly invasion of Mormon crickets—they aim boom boxes toward the desert and blast local rock station KHIX from dawn to dusk. More at Gizmodo.
Chinese hairdresser Huang Xin has built a detailed replica of the Tian'anmen Gate Tower in Tian'anmen Square out of human hair gathered from shop clippings. The model is 2 feet 10 inches long and made from over 24 pounds of women's hair (because it's softer). More at Ananova.
This massive 170-pound rock has created a stir in Merced, California. Clearly out of place amongst the landscape, area residents are puzzled as to its origin...
During a UFO investigation in southwestern Puerto Rico, photographer Luiseppi Quiñones snapped this image of something unusual staring back at him through the lead car's rear window. Unwanted passenger or a trick of light and shadow?
A five-centimeter fir tree was found in the lung of a man in Central Russia last week. Doctors conducting a biopsy (as they thought he had a tumor) were surprised to see green needles in the cut.
A woman's imaginary arm has been confirmed by doctors in Switzerland. After she suffered a stroke, the 64-year old patient began reporting the presence of a translucent third arm, that she could actually use to scratch itches. The puzzling condition is known as SPL (supernumerary phantom limb). More here.
A woman's imaginary arm has been confirmed by doctors in Switzerland. After she suffered a stroke, the 64-year old patient began reporting the presence of a translucent third arm, that she could actually use to scratch itches.
A Chinese farmer was reportedly shocked to discover a newborn piglet with two mouths and three eyes. The abnormality may have been caused by genetic mutation or feed pollution, according to a local vet. From Ananova.
A one-of-a-kind pink Bottlenose dolphin has become an attraction after it surfaced in an inland lake in Louisiana. A charter boat captain who saw the animal, which is actually an albino, described it as "absolutely stunningly pink."
A poodle in the Chinese city of Xi'an has achieved notoriety for his ability to walk on two feet. Every afternoon the dog named Gou Gou walks "hand-in-hand" with his owner, attracting crowds. What's more, Gou Gou is said to even be able to answer the phone. More at Ananova News.
Japan boasts a wide variety of strange mummified relics. Some, like the purported mummies of "river imps" and flying demons, border on the fantastic. Others, like the remains of self-mummified monks, are all too real. Pink Tentacle showcases a litany of Japanese mummies, but be forewarned, some of the images are rather graphic.
Larry Arnold sent us this photograph (click image for enlargement) showing the curious combustion case of Dr. John Bentley.
With her surprising saxophone skills, Sara the Walrus has been charming scores of visitors to Istanbul's new Dolphinarium. More on the story at the Telegraph.
For the past 42 years, a town in Sweden has erected this massive straw goat in honor of the holiday season. And, in 23 of those years, vandals have destroyed it. Sadly, the 2008 edition met its demise this past weekend, once again by fire. More on the story here.
In the first hour, author Varla Ventura shared some of the strange stories from her new work, Book of the Bizarre. Ventura talked about ancient clay tablets uncovered from a human sacrificial pit in Tartaria, Transylvania in 1961. Known as the Transylvanian Tablets, these artifacts contain the language of a Stone Age agricultural tribe.
Chad Lewis sent us a set of images to accompany his presentation.