Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

All-female sect worships Vladimir Putin as Paul the Apostle

Vladimir Putin has become the object of veneration for a bizarre Russian all-female sect whose followers believe that the tough-talking prime minister is a reincarnation of the early Christian missionary … Continue reading

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Teacher killed by spooky garden ornament

A POPULAR teacher and Guide leader drowned in her shallow pond after being pinned underwater by a garden ornament. In a freak accident, Ann Newton, 58, tripped and was dragged … Continue reading

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Stone tools found Russia’s Arctic Circle may prove Neanderthals lived 8,000 years longer than previously thought

Scientists have identified what may be one of the last northern refuges of Neanderthals, a spot near the Arctic Circle in Russia with artefacts dated to 31,000 to 34,000 years … Continue reading

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‘Fireballs’ reported in east Fort Worth

Fire and police dispatchers were busy Tuesday night answering calls about “fireballs” in the sky and on the ground in east Fort Worth. Several transformers were struck by lightning in … Continue reading

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World’s largest cicada brood begins hatching in the South

An enormous brood of cicadas that covers parts of 16 states is beginning to wake from its 13-year slumber underground. The inch-long insects, which are sometimes mistakenly called 17-year locusts, … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Mystery boom rattles parts of Va

A loud boom rattled Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore but the source is a mystery. Media outlets report that the mystery boom occurred Tuesday night. It was reported in … Continue reading

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‘Batman’ Arrested On Michigan Rooftop

Holy handcuffs! Police in a resort community in northwest Michigan are touting the arrest of the legendary caped crusader Batman, who was reportedly nabbed while dangling from a 30-foot-tall building. … Continue reading

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