Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Detroit Will PAY You To Take One Of These 100 Abandoned Homes

Mayor Dave Bing is trying to save Detroit by offering incentives to lure residents back to abandoned neighborhoods. One program offers $150,000 in housing renovation money and requiring only $1,000 … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ancient Britons ‘drank from skulls’

Ancient Britons were not averse to using human skulls as drinking cups, skeletal remains unearthed in southwest England suggest. The braincases from three individuals were fashioned in such a meticulous … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

Burmese Girl With 12 Fingers, 14 Toes Grasps for Guinness Record

A mother in Myanmar says her baby girl’s 12 fingers and 14 toes have been no disadvantage — her grip may even be stronger than normal — and now she’s … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Has ‘Bownessie’ been caught on camera after couple’s close encounter with three-car long beast on Lake Windermere

The legend of ‘Bownessie’ is echoing across the waters of Lake Windermere once again after what is being called the best ever sighting of the mythical sea creature. Emerging from … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

Storm to bring Northern Lights to Britain

Britain should experience spectacular Northern Lights displays from Thursday due to a large solar storm which could disrupt communication networks, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said. “Since February 13 three … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

German Bill Would Protect Kids’ Right to Make Noise

Children of Germany take heart — it may soon be perfectly legal to make noise. Germany is so desperate to encourage people to have more children that the government is … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

Computer ‘Watson’ wins at Jeopardy

 

February 17, 2011 · 2 Comments
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