Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Man removes knife from head after 3 years

A 29-year-old tire repairman from northeastern Brazil is recovering after doctors removed a 10-centimetre blade that has been stuck in the front of his head for three years after a … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Australia faces worst plague of locusts in 75 years

Australia’s Darling river is running with water again after a drought in the middle of the decade reduced it to a trickle. But the rains feeding the continent’s fourth-longest river … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

Aliens ‘hit our nukes': They even landed at a Suffolk base, claim airmen

It may sound like a Spielberg movie plot, but if senior U.S. airmen are to be believed, this scenario is not science fiction. They claim that since 1948, aliens have … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · 2 Comments

The future of air travel is … well, weird

Can you imagine a plane that at a touch of a button becomes entirely transparent so passengers can have unobstructed views through the fuselage and the cabin floor at the … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

Fish with ‘human teeth’ bit angler

An angler had a shock in the US – when a mystery fish bit him back with distinctly human-looking teeth. Frank Yarborough was fishing in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, when … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

No Joke: Comedian Bob Marley Breaks Record for World’s Longest Stand-Up Routine

One of the basic rules of comedy is that shorter is better than long. However, comedian Bob Marley is throwing that notion on its head. On Thursday night at 11:02 … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

Superaccurate Clocks Confirm Time is Slower for Your Feet

Out of sync. Because of the effects of gravity, a clock high on a wall should run ever so slightly faster than a watch just below it. According to Einstein’s … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · 1 Comment
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