Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Worker accidentally bulldozed homes while tenants slept

A confused construction worker accidentally bulldozed a couple‚Äôs home while the owners were inside, asleep. Bozena and Rudolf Hison were woken up on Saturday morning by the heavy noises of … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Chopin’s hallucinations caused by epilepsy: scientists

In the great Polish composer, Frederic Chopin, towering genius combined with a wasted frame and a pallid face behind which lurked melancholy, a brooding over death, a disconnection from ordinary … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crop Circles Found in Indonesia Rice Field

Indonesian rice farmers in Slemen, Yogyakarta, got quite a surprise Sunday morning when they discovered that overnight a large crop circle had mysteriously formed in one of their fields. The … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Laser pointings soar; O’Hare, LAX top list

More than 100 incidents occurred at Los Angeles International Airport last year in which the safety of planes was put at risk by people pointing at them with lasers, and … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Couple defies huge odds after all their children born at 7:43

Gaby Leslie – A couple are celebrating after their third child was born at 7:43 – exactly the same time as their two older children were born, several years apart. … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

Iran’s endangered cheetahs are a unique subspecies

Iran’s critically endangered cheetahs are the last remaining survivors of a unique, ancient Asian subspecies, genetics experts reveal.New analysis confirms Iran’s cheetahs belong to the subspecies Acinonyx jubatus venaticus.DNA comparisons … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Private Space Shuttle Replacement

Once the space-shuttle program ends this year, the only way to get people into orbit and to the International Space Station will be to buy seats on Russia’s three-person Soyuz … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · Leave a comment
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